Saturday, May 26 2012
It is 4:00 AM Sunday and I am on a treadmill, it must be Hong Kong. At least that is what my watch, map, and mind tell me. The body, that is a different matter- I felt great sweating out the Kung Pao Chicken and some of that other stuff with no name we have eaten in the last few days. Last night on the train back to our hotel we found ourselves among thousands going to a rock concert, someone named Jackie Chan, not the 58 year old actor, but a 51 year old singer who is apparently very hot. We acted like we knew what was going on and all of those younger than us, which meant everyone, were properly giggling as we walked along with them. These are some of the perks when you travel around the world and learn about the vast numbers of people who live very different lives than Jane and me. I have that mission accomplished feel right now, eight messages in three days at the Asian Consultation on Discipleship in Malaysia. Pastors and leaders, men and women from Singapore, KL, The Philippines, Viet Nam, Yeman, Pakistan, Sir Lanka, et al. It was an honor to serve them. May I never tire of those joyous and thankful faces of the delegates that spurred me on. The problems that pastors around the world have are similar, the economies are different but not the challenges. How many times I heard, " I am so busy it is hard to find time to make disciples." I will keep going until I can't go anymore- May God raise up many younger ones who will carry the gospel forward.