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Blake and Katy's journey to reach the students of Dublin. 

Our Leader and Friend

We wanted to take this week's post to honor a very special couple. Sean and Susan Mullarkey have been so kind to Katy and me even before we moved to Ireland. I remember our first Skype conversation with Sean and me thinking how cool his accent sounded. After nearly four years here, American accents sound weird to us, and Sean and Susan are STILL continually lifting us up and pushing us forward.

Now, it wouldn't require a special occasion to honor them as they deserve it daily. However, this was an incredible weekend as Sean was elected the National Leader of AGI. He and Susan will remain the lead pastors of St. Mark's Church. We are so excited to see where God will take AGI under Sean's leadership. It has been a dynamic movement under previous leaders, and God is now going to use the Mullarkey's to take us into this new season.

We are absolutely humbled to be working within AGI and with it's incredible churches. We are so blessed to have such a vibrant, life-giving movement that welcomes us in and launches us out. AGI is in very good hands with Sean during this next three year term. We can't wait to see what this journey holds!

Sean and Susan have been amazing pastors, constantly displaying character, integrity, and grace. They have also been close friends to myself and Katy. They have helped us avoid cultural faux pas. They have rejoiced with us in our successes. They have comforted us in our most difficult times. I can't even imagine what our first years in Ireland would have been like if it weren't for the Mullarkey family.

Congratulations and thank you Sean, Susan, John, Daniel, Rebekah, and Rachel. We love you guys.