I am writing this from the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport, which is really a microcosm of our society. I watch as some run franticly to their destination with no care of who they run over on the way. Others just sit in endless monotony waiting till it’s their turn. The only difference, on a spiritual level, is the final judgement of TSA happens at the beginning of the journey not the end. Nevertheless, whether in a crowded airport or in the middle of Wisconsin 67 miles from the nearest Starbucks, humanity is in deep need of a spiritual wake up call. To the glory of God, I saw this happening on my first missionary fellowship trip to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.
A missionary fellowship is a chance for local InFaith missionaries to meet together for refreshment and encouragement. Their families are encouraged to come as well. This journey took me to two fellowships, one in Wisconsin, and the other in Michigan. I was able to meet face to face, encourage, and pray with 14 of the 35 missionaries that are under me. In November I will travel to Pennsylvania for another fellowship. These missionaries are committed to ministering the gospel through the needs they see in their local communities. InFaith missionaries are ministering to the many side effects of poverty that show up in drug abuse, abusive relationships, loneliness, depression, and crime. Missionaries often come into fellowships feeling tired, frustrated, and lonely. We all need people in our lives to encourage us. The geographic isolation, and lack of local support makes these fellowships a vital part of keeping these missionaries focused and encouraged.
Thank you all for your prayer and support. We are encouraged by the care and support that many have shown us, but the need is still great. Would you consider supporting Lisa and I on a monthly basis? We will continue to keep you posted through our prayer blog. Check us out at jasonlisafrye.org.
InFaith NE regional Field Director