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Everything listed under: Belinda Kendall

  • Send Jennifer to India

    Jennifer Hunt is a great friend and former staff member at Indian Creek. She is traveling to India with Belinda and her team next week. Jennifer put together a great video that tells the story of the mission. I hope you'll take the time to watch, listen and support her.

  • Hangin with Kris

    Kristen Levitt and I are usually leading Project Partner teams when the other one isn't. Getting in and out of where we go isn't easy so, generally speaking, it is someone in our family leading (or Steve Igarta). We are training more leaders so it doesn't depend so much on us for the future but there are a number of complicating factors that I won't go into now. Anyway, we aren't usually here together. We think the last time was five years ago. Anyway we had a blast visiting our partners and seeing friends. It was pure joy to share this time together as father and daughter.

    It is extremely helpful to talk strategy and learn details that have eluded us thus far. We heard some very encouraging words like, "you are the kind of partners we want to have." And "you always have a second home here." Eight years ago when I took over Project Partner and had to restart it I wondered if we really could get the job done. I know, I felt called, and "nothing is impossible" with God but today I stand back look--and am amazed. I give God the credit and Kristen has done the lion's share of the work but it has truly come together. Belinda has been a huge help and opened her heart to this place we don't mention on the internet and to India. I couldn't have done it without her. She leads teams and supports those who go in unique ways. I readily acknowledge we have a long way to go too.

    I give God thanks for His vision, His call, His resources and His people. The board, our partners, our mission leaders and our donors have put something good together that is only in the first chapter of what God will do. If you are one who's prayed, given, gone, served or sent--thank you. We are far from perfect but we are willing to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Pray with us that we at Project Partner become all that God wants us to be.

  • A Marriage Prayer

    Belinda and I love each other more now than ever. This closeness was gained through one thousand plus conversations and decisions. Many times we take the opposite point of view and we are very different people. We like to think we balance each other out and that we are better together. We've had to fight for every inch it seemed. Sometimes we were fighting against each other but in recent years we've learned more about fighting with each other--and for each other. That is the better way!

    Here is a prayer I pray for our marriage and Belinda virtually every day. The exact words vary some and I'm not perfect in my daily diligence but I rarely miss and I believe it has had a powerful effect. I know there aren't magic words. Jesus looks at the heart. But in the story of the importunate widow who went unrelentingly to the judge you can see the merits of praying without ceasing. Finally, it is never about our righteousness to ask, it is always about the righteous nature of the loving Father we serve.

    Lord, today I give my marriage to You. I pledge my cooperation to You and Your plan. I can't do it without You. I want to work with you. I don't want to get ahead of you, fall behind you, be off to the right or the left. Whatever You want that is what I want. 

    Please use me as an instrument of Your love to Belinda. I want to appropriately represent You. I want to be Your heart to her, your arms to her; please love her through me.

    I pray for Belinda, that she will be in the center of your will and that she will experience you and be filled with Your Holy Spirit today.

    Thank you for her. I receive her as your gift to me. Thank you for her. Draw us together and may we honor You. 

  • New Friends

    This week Belinda and I were invited to the KC YWAM base in Grandview, MO to meet several of the leaders who are working hard to fulfill the great commission. They also work with the Call to All. Jonathan Anderson and Claudia Vallejo mobilize young leaders to take short term mission trips to India. They also work to support Asian church planters. They'd heard about Project Partner and they wanted to learn more. What we learned is that we have kindred spirits. They asked if we are willing to participate in some training that takes place here at their headquarters and do training on the field. I'm not sure what we can do but we have an interest if it fits our schedule. They are as interested in having Belinda help as they are having me. I was very impressed at the clarity of their calling, the witness of the Holy Spirit and their plans. Oh, and did I mention they are both under 25 years old? 

  • Thanks for the Prayers

    Many of you have been in contact telling me you are praying for our Project Partner Medical Team. Belinda Kendall and Katrina Planck are doing well and when that happens I'm very aware it is a joint partnership of those praying and those going. They get back to the U.S. tomorrow evening. I'm sure there will be a trip report summary in the end but I don't have the final numbers of persons served. 

    What I do know is that our team, with our in country partners, served a under resourced elementary school to provide physicals, eye and hearing exams, dental screening and AIDS awareness teaching. The school graciously allowed teaching about character and morals. The doctors and nurses visited hospitals, clinics and home bound patients to teach, diagnosis and provide whatever healing they could which often included prayer. More is accomplished than I can tell but please know that these medical missions are a light in the darkness and bring hope and healing. 

    Just imagine if you didn't have modern medicine or the witness of faith that you do. Too often we think because we have something in abundance everyone does. Nothing could be further from the truth. A better way to think about things like this that what you consider normal is what many in the world consider once in a lifetime. Next time you are praying for something you want but don't have--remember that and give thanks and if a prayer of repentance for selfishness is in order follow your conscious.

    I've learned so much from traveling to other countries. One of the things our partners teach me continually is the value of a thankful heart. I'm thankful for you and your prayers. Our team is returning safe, healthy and full of the joy of serving and you helped make it happen. Thank you.