We wanted to share two short stories that make us smile in terms of how we get to serve leaders in Southeast Asia.
Story 1: “Russ, can you give me a personal tutorial so I can study it? We need to use this information to reach my people in Vietnam,” explained Phoebe. “Of course,” said Russ, “That’s why I made this trip to Bangkok.” Over two hours later, the coaching session ended with Phoebe confidently equipped.
Story 2: Bayu, our team leader in Indonesia, pulled Russ aside during that same meeting in Bangkok. “My team needs to hear and learn what you just shared with us about measuring our missional progress.”
Russ agreed to book a flight to spend the day with Bayu’s team in five days time. “I hope your family is ok with going to Jakarta,” Bayu continued. “It’s no problem, that’s why we moved to Singapore!” Russ explained.
Previously, seizing opportunities like this were difficult. However, being based in Singapore, the cost is minimal, the jetlag non-existent and the impact of the relational presence is high. Our indigenous leaders in Asia are so hungry for encouragement, input, training and direction. They minister in some of the most difficult environments.
Thank you for your continued partnership in leading the next generation of digital missions and being a part of the team that is serving leaders like Phoebe and Bayu.