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Monday Musings – 07/02/11

Super Bowl XLV live in Zambia…

Our global worker team here in Kitwe has been anticipating Super Bowl XLV for the last week.  In order to watch it live here in Zambia, we would have to get up at 1 a.m. and go to the house of choice for the party!  As a team, we decided we would opt for the option of watching it a 4 p.m. on Monday, although I mentioned that I may watch the opening kick-off and first quarter live before going to bed.   The team will gather here at Kopa St. this afternoon, including Jim Richards who is visiting from International Office – let the party begin!!!

Wouldn’t you know it, on Sunday the power went out sometime while we were at church and stayed off the entire day.  MJ and I played Banana Gram by candlelight with Jonathan Young, a friend from Canada who is building a playground at the Village of Hope, until about 9 p.m. at which time we all opted for bed.  So much for watching the kick-off live!!!

In the middle of the night, I woke up to find that the power was back on.  When I checked the time, I discovered that it was 1:09 a.m.  I turned on the television and to my thrill; I got to listen to God Bless America, the national anthem and the opening kick-off of the Super Bowl.  History was made for me as for the first time in my life, I saw the Super Bowl live on African soil!!!!!

Now I had a decision.  Do I stay up and watch the game on my own or do I wait and watch it with the global worker team?  I have learned in life that one will lead a very lonely and ineffective life if he/she walks it alone.  There is far greater joy and reward when you walk through life as a team.  As a matter of fact our very first seminar at the leadership centre on March 10th will be entitled “Team Work Makes the Dream Work”.  So, I watched the first two possessions of the game, turned off the television and will anticipate watching the Super Bowl with my teammates at 4 o’clock this afternoon.  Thank you in advance for not emailing me the score and spoiling our Zambian Super Bowl party!

Well today, our internet guy promises connectivity, a process that started a week and a half ago.  Tomorrow, I will go to traffic control to pay my road tax and contribute toward bigger potholes in Kitwe (an experience I have been warned may take upwards to three hours)!  This week MJ and I will continue preparations for our first set of seminars at the leadership center in March!

Until next Monday from Kitwe…

Don

Taking risks for Kingdom impact!

www.reinventingthechurch.com

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