Going and Gone

John & Lori De Cleene


2 Families Deployed, 2 Waiting, 2 Presented

"I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”  Isaiah 49:6

Last month two families left for their field. One family was in the airport earlier this year, at their gate, when the country closed! They relocated in another U.S city for a few weeks. They received a call at 9p one night, and, left the next day at 3p and arrived in their new country!Two more families are at full monthly support. They are raising their outgoing expenses as they also wait for their countries to open.'And, two families (one on the east coast, one in the mid-west) were asked to give ten minute presentations to their churches. Each was well received with more names on their prayer letter lists and even appointments for new support!

Missionary Discovery and Assessment

The front row is Candidates - most of whom will be serving overseas. People behind them include those who assessed candidates readiness to serve as well as observes and staff. These are people you are sending! In less than two years we could be hearing about more lives completely transformed by the gospel.

After Missionary Discovery and Assessment, depending on their readiness, they attend Launch. We're excited to meet many of them next month! Please pray for the appointees as they learn the history and heartbeat of Converge as well as how and why Converge has strategically planned to reach the least reached. Also, please pray for those of us presenting, the many staff who support the training in crucial areas, and, of course, pandemic related technicalities.

"Let the peoples praise you, O God;let all the peoples praise you!"

Psalm 67:3

Praise and Prayer:

  • Praise the Lord for 179 current global workers (missionaries) serving in 32 nations with Converge
  • Praise the Lord for the 63 appointees currently building their teams
  • Please pray for those appointees who are struggling building their teams during the pandemic
  • Please pray for wisdom for us as we guide the appointees in the many transitions: important family time, how much to work, how much time to build their team, address future transitions
Serving together with you,  John and Lori  De Cleene

John & Lori De Cleene, Missionary

Coaching Converge appointees from the day they're appointed to the day they're deployed.