All the teams have arrived! As you pray today, thank you for safe travel and pray as they start ministry.
Pray for the leaders of the teams. AweStar has a great method of training up leaders through these mission trips. Country Coordinators are those who coordinate with the in-country contacts: church planters and pastors. They help determine schedule and work with the country contacts to secure the locations and make sure all the details of each day are ready to go. The CC’s also bring the Word each day to the team. Pray for the CC’s as they help plan each day and communicate with the country contacts. Pray for favor. Pray for wisdom.
The teachings and discipleship that AweStar provides on these teams are deep in the Word. The Word helps the team be grounded as they go out into the communities.
Team Directors are leaders who direct the team. They help with the spiritual direction of the team and in tandem with the Country Coordinators (CC’s) help get the students where they need to go. Pray or the TD’s as they help guide the students and determine what they need through the day: worship, fellowship, the Word, or prayer.
MOMS and POPS are small group leaders. Students are broken into smaller groups for the opportunity to hold one another accountable, pray with one another, and get in the Word together. Each day every student has an opportunity to get in the Word and in these small groups they talk about these things. Pray for the MOMS and POPS as they have the great opportunity to minister to each person on each team. Pray for these groups to grow in unity and grow in their love for Christ.
As you see, the AweStar has in incredible leadership process. I am thankful for how they intentionally invest in each person and have a system in building up leaders. Danielle Dobrinski, who grew up in our church, is one of the country coordinators for Ethiopia. She started as a student going with AweStar and is now one leading one of the teams.
Click on www.awestar.org and click on trip updates and media/photos or updates on the teams.