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Doing Or Being?

I have just seen the movie ‘The Devil Wore Prada’ – probably two years after everyone else! What a character Miranda is: a highly successful CEO of a large fashion house; exceedingly elegant; driven by ambition; super efficient; focused on

How Well Do You Juggle?

Robyn is the vice-chair of the Lausanne Movement and is blogging this month for the Towards 2010 blog. A few years ago I watched as my ten year old grandson adroitly juggled five or six balls in the air.  I

We’re in this Together!

On the wall of my office is a large “clock of clocks” – with nine different clocks within it, you know the type – with different time zones from around the world.  My sister gave it for me for my

Standing on the Brink

Naomi Frizzell is Director of Communications for The Lausanne Movement and also serves as the Managing Editor for www.LausanneWorldPulse.com.    March represents a transition for the Cape Town 2010 blog.  This month and through the rest of the year, we’ll feature

Christmas Greetings from Doug Birdsall

As we come to the end of this year, which has passed all too quickly, I look back on the twelve months of 2008 with a sense of profound gratitude to God.  I am particularly grateful for His hand of

Reflecting the Global Body of Christ

Four years ago, when I became the Chairman of the Lausanne Movement, we made the commitment that the leadership for Lausanne would reflect the demographic, theological, and cultural realities of the global church.  In order to accomplish this, it was

Report on Jeanie’s Surgery

Following are two messages from Tammy Wise, Doug's assistant and long-time friend of the Birdsall family, sent Friday afternoon, 30 May.   (#1, sent at 4:00 p.m. Eastern) Dear Friends:   Doug called from the hospital; the surgery got started

Jeanie Birdsall – Please Be Praying

Thank you for your encouraging notes and expressions of support and love for my wife Jeanie and me. This week Jeanie and I met with a cardiothoracic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He has determined that she must have heart

Prayer Update on Jeanie Birdsall

Thank you so much for your prayers on behalf of my wife, Jeanie. We are grateful for the many expressions of love that have been a source of strength and encouragement. Let me bring you up to date.  After a

An Exchange of Joy

Recently our Lausanne III: Cape Town 2010 Programme Committee Chairman, Ramez Atallah from Cairo, and our Program Director, Joshua Wathanga from Nairobi, convened a consultation in Oxford, England.  That same week our Lausanne International Director, Lindsay Brown, gathered together the

A Visit “Home” to Asia

Greetings from Boston.  Earlier this month I had the privilege of visiting church and ministry leaders in Asia.  This trip to Asia came just after a week of meetings in Oxford, UK in preparation for Lausanne III: Cape Town 2010.During

Connecting With Leaders Worldwide

Greetings! These days have been busy with travel and wonderful times of connecting with brothers and sisters from around the world. Last month, I was in Oxford for a very fruitful and enjoyable week of meetings in preparation for Lausanne

Update on the Movement

These are very exciting days for Lausanne. The Lausanne Theology Working Group has just completed its consultation in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and recently the first meeting of the Resource Mobilization Working Group convened in Washington, DC.  Also, a meeting of

Gathering the Global Church

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Malaysia to meet with Bishop Hwa Yung and the Participant Selection Committee for Lausanne III, The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town 2010).  The Congress will be held 16-25 October

Face to Face – the Lausanne Blog Begins

One of the most exciting trends in communications is immediacy.  Twenty-eight years ago when we began our missionary career in Tokyo, in order to communicate with you I would have dictated a letter to my assistant who would type it,

Stories of “God Arriving” in Thailand

From “almost killed” … to seeing hope in a new-born baby … to 48 Christians from places of conflict dancing to “If I Had a Hammer”… (what kind of  Forum on World Evangelization was this?) … We must not attach

Tuesday – 2004 Forum Daily Update

Daily updates were made throughout the 2004 Forum in Pattaya, Thailand. These updates were made available online as well as in print to the forum participants. They have been made available on the Lausanne website to convey the progression of thought and

Monday – 2004 Forum Daily Update

Daily updates were made throughout the 2004 Forum in Pattaya, Thailand. These updates were made available online as well as in print to the forum participants. They have been made available on the Lausanne website to convey the progression of thought and

Sunday – 2004 Forum Daily Update

Daily updates were made throughout the 2004 Forum in Pattaya, Thailand. These updates were made available online as well as in print to the forum participants. They have been made available on the Lausanne website to convey the progression of thought and

Saturday – 2004 Forum Daily Update

Daily updates were made throughout the 2004 Forum in Pattaya, Thailand. These updates were made available online as well as in print to the forum participants. They have been made available on the Lausanne website to convey the progression of thought and