Desmond Hong, our office administrator, and I were in Nairobi, Kenya from 2-5 October for the inaugural Africa Administrators’ Forum. It involved 14 African countries, Singapore and USA with a total of 25 staff present. All of us enjoyed a blessed time of fellowship.
In his keynote address, Edward Mupada who serves as Africa regional director of The Navigators reminded us of the early church’s focus on administration. He explained that the apostles selected seven deacons to implement this overlooked work of service (see Acts6:1-8). During his address, we also reflected on the importance of administrative skills, as seen in Joseph’s story (see Genesis 37-50). Just as Aaron and Hur supported Moses by lifting his hands and rod so they could win a battle for God (see Exodus 17:12), our administrative staff are certainly important in supporting the national Navigator ministry.
Back in our region, seven of our staff headed to Kuala Lumpur for the Asia-Pacific Leadership Team’s Conference from 25-29 October. This was immediately followed by a three-day Buddhist Network Forum. International President of The Navigators Mutua Mahiaini inspired us with this message, “If you have been where I have been and seen what I have seen, you wouldn’t want to change your direction of following God, nor forgo His purposes. Because He is powerful to fulfil what He has set out to accomplish—the redemption of the world through what His Son Jesus Christ has done.”
Thank you for your prayer support and gifts of love that help sustain the Navigator work in Singapore. We are deeply grateful and appreciative! Together, let us continue following God and pursuing His purposes without wavering.
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