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Jody Mayhew has been a consultant and director of women’s ministries for over 30 years. As a teacher, she has carried her message of intimacy with God and a passion for His presence to four continents. In her role as women's representative for International Renewal Ministries, Jody facilitates Prayer Summits worldwide and advises leadership teams in corporate prayer. She is a founding member of Abide Ministries with the purpose of calling women to deeper relationship with the Lord and into active service in ministry. When at home in Portland, Oregon Jody ministers with her husband, Dan, teaching Bible studies, serving a traditional congregation, and coaching a community of house churches. The Mayhews have been married for 42 years and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

4/20/08 – Arrived in Italy

(9:16 pm GMT)

We didn’t sleep very well last night. Left for the airport around 7am. Arrived in Rome around 11am and took the train to Rome. Hotel is okay but no internet. They will give credit for a local internet place but it isn’t necessarily wifi. So far I have carried the computer for nothing. We probably walked 10 miles today, looking at everything and getting our bearings. During our time in Rome, our time is not all preplanned so pray that we hear well and can obey completely. Had gelato, pizza in the afternoon and minestrone and cannelloni for dinner. We are finding favor with ministry leaders at an unparalleled level. The Lord seems to be waking up Europe, arousing leaders and opening their hearts. Love from Jody and Claudia

Finishing in Barcelona

(10:34 am GMT)

We went to monastery of Montserrat. Cathedral was santa maria nera. “Black St. Mary”. Pilgrims stood in line up to 2 hours to kiss her statue. Met with a Monk who was quite nice but had no clue.

Just like we had trouble getting into the Country, we experienced and instantly recognized warfare [at the] last. Think it began on Montserrat.

We are at the airport this morning awaiting our trip to Rome. Praying about agenda in Rome we have been presented with opp. To meet someone there not sure yet if it is God’s assignment for this time.

Love, C&J

Update: 4/16 @ 1:03 CT


[Claudia is Jody’s traveling companion. She has a Blackberry so she will be forwarding email updates from time to time, like this one…]

Yep we’re on our way…or sort of…the plane coming from Madrid had a mechanical and had to turn back!!!scary!!! And change planes so we are delayed FOUR hours so far so we will miss our connecting flight to Barcelona…all in God’s time…we are at O’Hare.

Europe 2008: Schedule

Here’s the schedule I just received from Claudia:

leave today [the 16th] for Barcelona arrive tomorrow a.m.

leave Barcelona on Sunday a.m. for Rome and stay there til  Thursday a.m. we fly WIZZ AIR to Budapest.  This is a big one to cover, only one flight a day and if the cancel it, they cancel it…we don’t have control and other flights are $600+ to go on another airline.

In Budapest we attend conference with European leaders and learn how we can partner to see the prayer movement spread across Europe.  Exciting times…thanks for praying.

We love you all…
Claudia and Jody.