August 2009 | Vol. 4 | Issue 8
Ministry Action Teams
We addressed the issue of communication by starting quarterly “huddles”.
How It All Started
I came to Texas 31 years ago and quickly learned that football is the favorite pastime and the Dallas Cowboys are kings! I married and taught elementary school for 10 years, then took time off to care for my two young children. I thought I would go back to teaching, but God had a different idea.
I had enjoyed books by Amy Carmichael and Jim Elliot. Their inspiration led me to take a leap of faith (in my case this was a giant dive into the deep end) and sign up for my first mission trip. Going to Russia was life changing for me! Along with my souvenirs, I brought back a deep and passionate desire to see God honored by all the nations. My enthusiasm spilled over on anyone who happened to cross paths with me, and soon after that, the elders at my church, Irving Bible Church (IBC), offered me the brand-new position of director of missions. . .[Click below to continue]