Recently we met with the director of the school to discuss how we will partner together this next spring for a healthcare emphasis in villages where the school has classes. As we departed, Aneta asked if we would be willing to attend a meeting with a mayor near where we live. The goal was to ask the mayor for the city's blessing, and the use of an appropriate building, for a new class to train Roma students. While we were willing, we wondered what we had to offer. The answer became clear once we arrived.
Aneta introduced us to the mayor as co-workers/sponsors of the work the school is doing to transform the lives of Roma. Our ministry represented an added benefit the community could enjoy if they worked together with the vocational school to address the needs of the Roma. Once we thought about it, the ministry of our presence at the mayor's office that day was a perfect example of what it means to be strategic partners with our friends at the vocational school. Plus, we were introduced to a new community where we may develop new networks in the future.
Pray that the school will be able to begin a new class in this new community.
Pray for cooperation between the mayor and the vocational school.
Pray for more opportunities that we might be able to add benefit to the work of our ministry partners.