In late January, all the Central/South America/Caribbean church leaders gathered at the Miami School of Missions. Mara and I joined them for two days on behalf of SURGE Singles Missions! (SURGE stands for Singles United Representing God Everywhere.) We shared about single disciples' excitement to encourage and strengthen disciples in foreign churches.
The Bridge Pointe Church C.R.E.W Singles Ministry in Atlanta hosted an amazing ANCHORED Singles Weekend over the 4th of July weekend!
Over 250 single adults from 19 states and one international country (Mexico), came to make connections within the body of believers through the many fellowship opportunities the weekend afforded.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
The 2016 SURGE trip to Asuncion, Paraguay was a testament to this scripture and to the power of God's good and perfect guidance. Originally, my plan was to attend only the conference in Peru, explore the city, and buy the typical "bring home to your family" gifts.
But God had a different plan.
The Singles Service Team is proud to represent single disciples and singles ministries around the world, and to channel the unique perspectives and passions that the undivided devotion of single disciples brings to the body of Christ and to the world. We are working hard to extend their influence in their local congregations and beyond. What a joy and an honor it is to serve this dynamic ministry!
Many people climb mountains as part of a spiritual journey.
For me, a love for adventure, nature (mountains in particular), and a desire to connect with disciples from foreign churches drove my recent successful climb up Mount Kilmanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.
Ditto for the rest of my team: Lauri Hallila and Ylva Lindqvist from Helsinki, Finland, and Alex Scherer and Doris Walter from Zurich, Switzerland.
Having been to Mount Everest’s base camp in 2011, these four friends had been planning on climbing Mount Kilmanjaro. I was swept up in their enthusiasm and buoyed by their experience.
Although my journey up famous peaks was new, my involvement with Tanzania, home of Mt. Kilmanjaro was not.
My name is Damali Abrokwah. I serve alongside my husband, Michael as part of the staff of the Toronto Church, in the beautiful city of Toronto, Ontario in Canada. We are thrilled to come on board as the new editors of the Singles page on Disciples Today.
In this role we continue the formidable work done by Adam and Bethany Smith, Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader in Dallas, Texas, to bring stories of amazing adventures singles are living all over the world.
Mike and I have been disciples for over 20 years. We are blessed to raise three super heroes with powers that change every couple of weeks!
No doubt one of the highlights of our journey has been the joy of working alongside the single professional ministry in Toronto for the past 15 years. The over 200-strong singles ministry in Toronto boasts a striking diversity that mirrors the city in which we live. Did you know that Toronto was voted ‘the most diverse city in the world’ in 2014?