When ERI was still a "vision" in the heads of its developers, the thought of this ministry "circling the globe" was presented. Not in my wildest dreams would I have believed what the Lord has allowed Yvonne and me to do internationally.
Yvonne led 12 short term trips to Eastern Europe in the years shortly after the "Wall" came down. And now 52 trips to Asia. Before each is completed, the next one is being scheduled!
I have had the privilege of ministering from Vladivostok, Russia to Santiago, Chile; from Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Nepal to Malawi. In total, we have lived in and/or ministered in more than sixty nations! To God be all glory!
However, most of the international organizations with which we partner are hard pressed to pay their own expenses, much less care for our needs when we are with them. We cover our own costs and generally leave a "gift" to encourage them in their ministry.
From follow-up reports we receive, I can assure you that these trips are a valuable Kingdom Investment.