Monday, December 9, 2013

Team Development Meeting

Demand for the teaching ministry offered by Surprised by Hope far exceeds our capacity and so for the past six months or so we’ve been inviting select East African’s to join with us in facilitating portions of the Entrepreneurship series of workshops. Apart from this individual learning, we need to increase team building and training opportunities so that we can expand our reach beyond only my own ability.

The six apprentice-facilitators met to get to know one another and to work on developing our knowledge and understanding of the teaching-ministry material. These six apprentice facilitators are either teachers at Christian schools or pastors and so investing in their growth and development serves to strengthen an already solid spiritual base for both Surprised by Hope and for their own professional careers.

Our meeting was one filled with fellowship and learning. We all left feeling relationally closer to one another and strengthened in the Lord. I thank God for Pr George, Pr Fred, Pr Ephantus, teacher Vickie, teacher Alone, and business student Alex. Of course we can travel wherever needed but we now have apprentice-facilitators whose reach extends to Northern, Eastern, and Central Uganda as well as coastal Kenya. Please pray that God would continue to provide for our needs as we grow and that he would bless these men and women for their investment in his Kingdom – pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

(I reminded myself at least a dozen times to take a picture…and then promptly forgot. Boo!)