I want to share how it feels when you extend your ministry through, at least, me. Most everyone reading this post knows that, for us to work full-time with Cru, we need friends and funds to support our lives and mission. Our friends--we also call them partners because they are extending their ministry through ours--encourage us emotionally through their friendship. Spiritually, their prayers embrace us, moving God in concert with His plans to expand His kingdom in our lives and through our lives. They financially give to provide our salary, benefits, and ministry expenses. When that all comes together, what I feel is focus and energy. I want to give my best and feel free to focus on helping to fulfill the Great Commission. I was reminded of that as new friends joined us this week, and all week I have felt focused and energized.