Pre-field Training, Study for Ordination, and Travel

Dear friends,

I was in New York City for the month of July at pre-field training. There were 16 missionaries going through the training in preparation to go to Cambodia, Mexico, Japan, East Asia, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, and England. Our time was split between the classroom and field ministry. Our classroom time focused around language acquisition skills, cross-cultural adjustment, evangelism, contextualization, and church planting. For our field ministry, the group I was in partnered with Uptown Community Church, which is a granddaughter church plant of Redeemer NYC. With the help of a few members from the church, our team ran a ten day kids’ club in a local park to help connect families in the community with the church. Another part of pre-field training was to help establish realistic expectations before going to the missions field.

Currently, I am in Illinois spending a few days with my family before going back to Dallas. On Sunday, I spoke during Sunday school to the congregation at my parents’ church. It will likely be the last time that I am in the area and see my family before leaving.

Upcoming schedule:

*August 9th – Preaching and speaking at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Godfrey, IL.
*August 28th – Being examined for ordination by the Theological Examining Committee of the North Texas Presbytery.
*August 29th – Preach and be examined before the presbytery.
*September 4th- 6th – Preaching and speaking at New Life Mission Church of Northern California (PCA) in San Jose.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

-Luke

At kids’ club in the park
At kids’ club in the park
Times Square
Times Square

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