Bekah and I had the opportunity to attend candidate school this past week at the offices of Gospel Mission of South America in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was a busy and exhausting week, but very profitable. We had sessions on the doctrine and policy statements of the mission (called the Principles and Practice), the core values, as well as other practical instruction on income and expense reporting, deputation, language school, and several sessions of ministry advice from current missionaries.
We came away from the week with our heads swimming with information and ideas. The task before us is both exciting and overwhelming. We see more than ever that we need Jesus desperately as we seek to minister to others.