Accompaniment: Travel in the Ministry
From the earliest days in the seventeenth century, Quakers have traveled in the ministry’ to bring good news, to share concerns and to embody support to other communities. Traditionally, they did not travel alone, but took with them a trusted companion to uphold them in prayer.
I sense a call to be that accompanier – holding the traveling minister and the communities to which the minister is traveling, in prayer at all stages of the visit. In my experience, being the accompanier often offers its own opportunities for ministry which are not always apparent in advance.