Rather than one report session this year we have had a number of reports before the main sessions. So far we have heard from Hicham who works in Carcassone, France. He is married to the eldest daughter of my elder (oops! Deacon) Mike de Jong and is doing a sterling work encouraging outreach to Muslims.
We also heard from John Gibbon who has worked for many years in Mongolia. He was speaking in our church recently. He and his Mongolian wife are not able to live in the country at the moment but have plans to return to the far east.
Then this morning Sukra from Indonesia, still 85% Muslim, who, with his colleague also here, is involved with MERF and the work of Presbyterian churches in Southern Sulawesi.