Monday Musings – 21/02/11
A friend of mine, from Montreal, sent me an email last week about one of my recent blogs.
“Don, I read your Blogs … and I laugh … smile … grin … as I think of this efficient, articulate guy who knew how to get things done in Montreal in his sleep … waiting in an office in Africa to get a temporary permit for his 4×4…God certainly has a sense of humour!!! I love it ….”
Well Andrew, this efficient, articulate guy whom you think knows how to get things done in his sleep is going to try something that perhaps has never been done before in Africa (at least Kitwe). Today, I have an electrician and tile installer starting work on the leadership center. Tomorrow, I have someone doing structural work on the roof, Wednesday a carpenter starts installing a new ceiling on the third floor and, somewhere in between, I have to hire a painter to paint the second and third floor of the tower. And if that is not enough, my goal is to have it completed for our inaugural seminar at the leadership center on Thursday, March 3rd (that’s not 2012, that’s ten days from now!!!!). I don’t know that I will get it done in my sleep but it may be cause for a few sleepless nights!!!
To top it all off, we got news last night that the container arrived in Kitwe yesterday afternoon and we start unloading it this morning. MJ said: “it never rains but it pours” – and I hope it won’t pour today while we unload as we are still in the rainy season here.
The excitement of getting the leadership centre started far outweighs the busyness of the work ahead. Yesterday MJ and I attended a village church just across from the TTC campus. As we walked through the fields from the church back to the campus, the prayer tower stood tall in the distance. I could not help but thank God for the privilege He has given us to provide practical leadership training for pastors, church leaders and bible college students. My prayer would be that from the highest point of the TTC campus, RTC would have the privilege of influencing the church to the farthest points of the Continent of Africa!!!!
Can all of the above be accomplished? Time will tell.
Until next Monday…
Taking risks for Kingdom impact!