On my last international ministry trip of 2019 I had the privilege of visiting Global Faith missionaries David and Sarah Booth in Portugal. Of the many things that I saw on this trip, I was particularly blessed by the teamwork that exists at Igreja Baptista do Montijo, the church that they have planted on the outskirts of metropolitan Lisbon.
From the moment we walked in the doors of the church on Sunday morning, we were welcomed by greeters who did a great job of making us feel welcome to the worship service. The worship team had already rehearsed during the week but prior to the service they were diligently going over their program for the day. They were readily using their music and singing skills to do their part in the worship service.
The worship team led the congregation in song and worship.
Before the service I gave my PowerPoint outline to the tech team which consisted of two young ladies who managed the audio and video equipment. Their assistance was valuable as I delivered the message on that day.
All through the worship service on that day, I saw many people who were serving. It was obvious that David and Sarah have done a great job in training others to be engaged in the Lord's work.
The tech team - serving and smiling. I tested their adaptability as I had a last minute change to my PowerPoint outline; they quickly and efficiently made the adjustment without a problem.
One of the most important components of missionary work is that of investing in the lives of others and training them in the area of ministry. This is something that takes time, effort, and patience -- much patience. Yet the results are worth the hours and even years of work.
We are praying that 2020 will be another productive year as we continue to invest our lives in others. Thank you for your partnership with us in this ministry.
Roy & Edi Seals