We had the joy and honor of having Mat LaFlamme join us on our trip to Cyprus last week. We flew into the Northern "Turkish" side of the island (if you don't know the history/politics of the region then you can google it!) and then found our way to the border crossing which splits the city of Lefkosia (or Nicosia or Lefkosa) in half where we walked through a UN buffer zone and crossed into the Greek side of Cyprus where we somehow miraculously managed to meet P.Chris Moore.
The rest of the week was full of soulwinning, amazing Cypriot hospitality, great food, and yes, the occasional beach visit. And the most consistent thing throughout all of this was the incredible amount of laughter! Who said missions trips aren't fun?? P.Chris Moore is an amazing man of God with more spiritual vision that he can handle and we were honored to be a part of this pioneering trip with him. We traveled to at least four different cities, driving on the left hand side of the road with the steering wheel on the other side of the car, with the hand of God preserving us!
Needless to say, Cyprus needs Greater Grace. There are small evangelical congregations with beautiful believers who opened their homes and hearts to us. But the island needs a Greater Grace church and Bible School. We really believe that the grace-oriented Finished Work message can transform this island into an amazing place where great disciples and missionaries are born!
There is so much more I could say about this trip...we came back overflowing with joy and gratitude for the amazing opportunities God continues to give us.