New General Director at SEND

By July 8, 2004

USA (MNN) — For just the third time in its history, Send International has a new General Director. 42-year-old Warren Janzen took over the duties late last week. Janzen will be changing his focus from church planting to managing an entire mission.

Janzen has served at the Japan Area Director for five years. Janzen says he sees some challenges ahead. He says ‘global mobilization’ is just one area. “We’re needing to rethink financial support structures. That we can create sustainable platforms for Filipinos, or Taiwanese, or Japanese to go to Far East Russia, or to Ukraine or to Spain to minister in some of these cultures.”

The goal is to expand the workforce to those whom they have working among. He says many Christians in countries that have been missionary targets are now becoming sending countries. “We’re trying to figure out how to maintain those sending functions,” says Janzen.

Pray that Janzen is able to come up with new ways of reaching creative access countries. Pray too, for the transition of their family. Janzen’s boys grew up in Japan and consider it home.

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