Today the final short-term team arrives in Minneapolis for a day of prep before they head to Uguanda for two weeks of teaching at Gaba Bible Institute. This is the final trip of the summer and I am thankful that all of them have gone so well.
This is also the last trip I will oversee as we have hired someone to take care of the logistics of all of our short-term trips. Each trip has been different and every team unique. I pray that the ripple effect of our trips will be felt for years to come in the lives of those we send and those we train.
Next year will mark a shift for us as we begin visiting the same locations three times a year to train the same group of people. The hope is that in doing so we can provide a much greater service to pastors who are in need of training. Pray for us as we make this transition.
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.