April is just right the corner (oh I know we still have Autumn, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and Lent first, but April is coming real quick in terms of planning ahead!!) That means it is time to be preparing for New Wineskins–possibly the largest gathering of Anglicans in the world focused on missions. It happens every three years bringing together 900 or more individuals from more than 30 states and 35 countries!!
I have a list of ten persons from within my parish that I am encouraging to attend, and we are praying about how we might seek the Lord for funding to make it happen.
So here’s my morning challenge to you: pray about whether the Lord would call you to attend, and if He says not, then pray about whether the Lord would call you to help someone in your parish to attend (start with your rector or vicar so that he or she can affirm and encourage others to engage the adventure of missions), and finally if the Lord does not open a door within your parish, pray about supporting New Wineskins directly!