Friday, May 30, 2014

Team Uganda Development Meeting

Back: Pr Fred, Leslie, Alex
Front: Pr George, Mukaya, Vickie

A small business-as-mission café on Main Street in Jinja would be the place we’d gather for our twice annual team development meeting. The Source Café is a well known muzungu lunch spot and while we work hidden away in the library, the café fills to capacity.

Our seclusion, though, bodes well for the activities and teaching that strives to further prepare the team of five Ugandans to deliver the biblically-based business teaching about entrepreneurship. The team is made up of pastors and teachers, each having some small business experience, and so reinforcing business knowledge and skills is essential.

Surprised by Hope strives to expand its presence in Kenya where I’ll spend at least half my time each year. Given that goal, it makes sense to grow a team of Ugandans to work alongside me and to do the same in Kenya. As such, this training and sending has never been more important.

This great group of leaders sacrificed their time away from their work and ministries to come alongside Surprised by Hope in supporting that ability to expand. I’m so thankful for each one of them and for their support and encouragement in our plans to reach more people for Jesus with the much needed economic development skills.