Thriving In Cyprus: Linda Swanson

Dear Metro,

I’m writing from sunny, mild Paphos, Cyprus where [I’ve been] speaking at the Thrive retreat for women who live and work in this region and around the world. I’ve had the wonderful privilege of speaking on prayer to the group and God has been teaching each of us through our sessions together. The women have been very gracious and generous in their gifts of thanksgiving and affirmation. I am grateful that God is multiplying the little He has placed in my hands to give us a wonderful feast.

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Almost two-thirds of our attendees have security concerns and we are being very careful to not take their photos or share their names or countries of service. I’m humbled by their stories and their willingness to not settle for an easy life, but are willing to follow God on amazing adventures of faith and sacrifice. It is an honor to be with them. 

Metro, you are part of my "sending team" and I could not do what I do without your prayers and gifts of support through the Christmas Offering. I am so grateful for your faithfulness and generosity, too.

The retreat ends [today] and then there will be a few days of debriefing for our volunteer team. I fly home Sunday and Monday. It will be wonderful to be at church soon. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful faces.