…this evening, to spend it with Benny & Paty, and a fantastic young man, Daniel Piña, who is the bass guitarist at their church, Mundo de Fe. Well, Danny WAS their bass player but he’d be someone I’d use if I was still teaching ‘Goals, Dreams, & Visions’ – or if I ever teach it again. Why? Because he’s a young man, being sent out by his church, to go, on Thursday, to live in Singapore, not to be a missionary per se, but to take the next step into his future as a highly talented, and successful, young businessman. He’s 25 years old, a design engineer, who has been head hunted at a very early age to work on the design of a new $2 billion oil platform. It’s quite a cultural ‘shift’ from Latin America to south Asia, but he’s – naturally – excited.
I’ve often said that God call on our lives isn’t necesssarily to ‘do’ mission or ‘ministry’ – God calls people into business, the arts, sport, media – you name it – and his favour rests on those who see it as a God-thing rather than just a job. Danny is one of those people on whom God’s favour clearly rests, and he’ll prosper amazingly taking this gigantic leap of cultures.
To get to chat with him, and then with Benny & Paty, to pray for him, was a real privilege and a blessing.
Last night’s meeting wasn’t(!) – and it’s back to the meeting circuit tomorrow, and for the rest of the week, so more stories to tell, of that I am sure.