My week has been very full. Returning from Nashville, getting certified in CPR, spending today cleaning houses, and finding out today that my van is beyond help. It is dead. I need to find a green pasture somewhere, haul it out there and put it out of its misery.
I’ve not had the time I had hoped for to really think and process all the way through the weekend. But I have come away with some new thoughts.
The Advisory board gelled really well. We got to know each other quickly and by Saturday night we were truly friends and coworkers. Friday consisted of a cookout along with a talk by Benny Proffit, the founder of First Priority Ministries. It was a privilege and an honor to meet him, as we have had First Priority Clubs in schools for several years. The rest of the night was getting to know the tasks at hand and talking out logistics.
Saturday morning we started in, focused and ready to go. We talked about how God has provided: The goal for this year was to raise 60k, however God has provided $130k!
The day was spent working with our different committees. The work was intense. To get a missions ministry off the ground, there is so much to do. We’ve already been granted non-profit status.
We have 3 ministry partners: Rose at Tumaini Orphanage, Peter who works in the Kibera slums, and Geoffrey who is building pod houses for widows and their children. We got to Skype with Peter, which was an amazing experience.
After the weekend, I am-as I often do-reevaluating my life. Here are a few thoughts:
- I want to attend seminary more than ever
- I need to find a different job
- I still feel called to ministry of some sort
- My heart is still in Africa and James 1:27
- I need to continue in the disciplines for preparation for the future