Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning were the board meeting. Thursday and Friday were the Consultation. Saturday was the official opening of the academic year. Yesterday, Sunday, was church (three services). And the spaces in between have been filled with conversation, planning, sharing, dreaming, learning, laughter, and tears. So, where to begin? Perhaps ...
|Doug with Honore´translating|
He pointed out that most of us know the names Joshua and Caleb, but most of us do not remember the names of the other ten men who, along with Joshua and Caleb, were sent by Moses to spy on the land of Canaan (Numbers 13). Then we read Numbers 13: 30-33:
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. ...We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
|Back of Community Center|
This vision of Congo Initiative and UCBC is grand. It is audacious. It is easy to look at the challenges and say, "The obstacles are many. The giants too great. The land 'devours those living in it.' "
|View from back of Community Center|
How exciting to be part of this journey. What a gift to learn from the example of our brothers and sisters who are confident in God's promises and the audacious vision that is Congo Initiative.