...This group photo below hopefully gives you a taste for the various cultures and countries represented at the annual summit of country leaders for Asian Access. Several of the leaders are not in this photo for security reasons. But in this photo are leaders from Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, India and those of us from the U.S....The Lord is moving across Asia. In places it is exploding, in other places the Church is under persecution yet vibrant and growing.
...The church of Nepal has been faced for decades without any Christian cemetery to lay to rest followers of Jesus who have gone on to heaven. Often at night bodies are taken to be buried in out-of-the-way places with no markings. Yet the church continues to grow and thrive in Nepal. Nepal is an official Hindu country.
...Friday particularly I sensed God's gracious hand of presence. It started when I woke up.
...When I woke up I felt in my heart the Lord calling me to talk with him.
...At a 8 a.m. meeting that I was having with several leaders, two more leaders "inadvertently" joined us. However it turned out to be a much richer and more productive time together because I believe the Lord prompted them to set with us.
...At our 9 a.m. time of worship the leader called us to a time of repentance and renewal. I asked him to continue to lead us, which he did for a rich time of personal prayer.
...It was in the middle of this time of personal prayer that I again sensed God speaking to me that we had not spent enough time in prayer.
...We then joined together in a deep time of prayer for 90 minutes, followed by a time of deeper sharing of our lives.
...That Friday afternoon I "happened" to sit with one of the leaders and we had a deep conversation that strengthened our relationship and our commitment to the work of Asian Access across Asia.
...I returned to my room mid afternoon and dropped to my knees thanking the Lord for his moving among us and the prayers of friends and family across the global who have been specifically praying for me and this summit.