North, then South

This week was a blast.  I returned from Costa Rica (with a quick stop at LAX) at 9:18AM on Tuesday.  At Noon that day I was welcoming in Youth Leaders to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood for our first Western WA preview lunch for YMV’s.  I was truly blessed to see so many new faces and many friends I’ve know for years.  Though tired from being gone and very little rest, I believe I still connected on the passion level with these leaders!

On Wednesday one of my primary contacts from Costa Rica was in town.  I had just met Erick in Costa Rica on Friday night, and here we were having lunch together at The Rock in Covington on Wednesday.  So fun to form friendships so quickly.  I can’t wait to see the blessing Erick will be to us in CR and what sort of blessing Youthmark can be to his people in CR!

On Thursday we had our south-end Preview Lunch at RoundTable Pizza in Lacey!  Again, the blessing of spending time with many familiar faces while getting to meet brand new folk who have faithfully been serving in Student Ministries in the  Olympia, Lacey and central I-5 corridor areas!

This state is blessed with passionate folk who love the Lord and love teens.  I believe they are on board with Mission51 and hope that Youthmark can serve them in very practical ways in the months ahead!  Please pray specifically that many will partner with us and that we’ll see Western WA equipped with many more missionaries living out mission “over there” for one week and “right here” for the other 51 weeks!

Grace,
Brian

Here are some snaps from Lynnwood:

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