I leave for Ghana this Thursday, where we have two very busy weeks scheduled. I land on Friday at 8 am and then leave immediately for a three-hour talk on "Doing Our Business God's Way." Hopefully I will be able to stay awake! We then will have a two-day workshop the following Monday and Tuesday for pastors and church leaders, followed by a Training of Trainers for the rest of the week. The exciting thing will then be Sunday, November 4, when our DML teams from Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Nigeria will all arrive in Ghana, and we will spend five days together learning, sharing, and growing in how to do this ministry to the glory of God. Following that time, I will make my way to Nigeria and will be there for about ten days.
The big news is that Michael has left his job at Eerdmans Publishing Company after twenty-three years. He served as the Sales Director for a number of years, and then as the Senior Acquisitions Editor for a number of years. He has taken a job with a different publishing company called "Wipf and Stock" where he will start Monday in a similar position as Acquisitions Editor (https://wipfandstock.com). Wipf and Stock is located in Oregon, but Michael will be able to work from our home in Michigan. This will be a big change for him, as well as for us as we adjust to both of us working from home - at least when I'm here. He's excited about this change, and the opportunity to work with this new company which is growing and involved in some similar yet some different lines of books.
|Michael's desk/office in our sunroom.|
We are thankful for this new phase in Michael's life and the opportunities ahead. God is good!