Orlando to Detroit to Tokyo to Singapore. If this were a trivia travel question, it would be over in a few minutes. In reality, this is a journey of 30+ hours. I definitely think it would be more fun to have been an explorer traveling the northwest passage rather than sitting in a seat on Northwest Airlines.
I’m in Singapore without my favorite traveling buddy, Kay. She’s staying in Orlando for this trip. And when I get back, Abby and Lucy will have brought their parents to Orlando for a few weeks! Our children, Daniel and Michelle, have a break in their training and preparations for Central Asia. They are spending their break with us in Orlando.
We’re meeting in Singapore to continue planning and implementing the global measurements solution. The system is providing tremendous information to leaders allowing them to make wise decisions based on real-time information.
Recording the amazing results of ministry is very encouraging. Remember the feeding of the 5,000? The feeding of the 4,000? The appearances of Jesus to Peter, then the twelve, then to more than five hundred as Paul recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:5?
God cares that his activities are recorded accurately. We can exalt and celebrate God’s activities in our world.
There is another use for accurate information. We can empower leaders to decide wisely. Where is God most at work? Which strategies are most effective? What locations are more responsive? How can we best deploy our personnel and our funding to help fulfill the Great Commission?
That’s what we’re working on in Singapore.