Who Are These Guys And What Are Doing Together?

As you read this post, I am on an airplane with two of my good friends, James-Michael Smith (left) and Chris Thayer (right).

We’re heading to India.

That’s right, India.


Well, as some of you remember, four of us from Good Shepherd took an exploratory trip to India and Cambodia in March of 2011. You can read about that trip by clicking here and then checking subsequent posts.

Upon our return home in 2011, we realized that we’d found some partners in the Gospel in that land where following Jesus comes with such a high cost. So we’re returning to the city of Bhubaneswar in the state of Orissa, on the northeastern coast of the subcontinent.

While there we’ll give training to indigenous pastors. Chris will focus on New Testament history, James-Michael will share some of his Old Testament knowledge, and I talk about grief, healing, and sermon preparation.

And . . . there’s a reason why the picture was taken in front of the Prayer Room.

Because that’s what we want you to be doing for us.