Thursday, May 30, 2013

Teams, Teams, and more Teams… but Why?

We do teams.  We do LOTS of teams.  These teams facilitate transformed lives.  Haitian lives.  American lives.  This is why we do teams.  It’s not lip service, we really do Mobilize Global Partnerships to Transform Lives in Christ.

This month, we have only had 1 team. This is unusual.  Coming up very shortly, we will have 8 teams in 8 weeks.  I can’t even describe to you the amount of work that it takes to not only facilitate these team visits, but also to facilitate these partnerships year around.  The RMI team here in Haiti is “firing on all cylinders”, but it takes a lot of effort to keep us all moving together in the same direction.  We have been growing in quantity for sure, but we are investing lots of time in making sure we are growing in quality as well.  There are all kinds of things in the works.  It takes time to build depth, but we are committed to the hard work of making it happen.  I can’t wait to launch some of the new things in the pipeline.

Just last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time with one of our churches, from Crossroad Church, Jacksonville, FL.  I enjoyed getting to know the team, including the team leader, Pastor Lance.  This was his first time visit to his Sister Church in Tiburon, Haiti.  It was fun to watch him soak it all in.  He get’s it.  He’s pumped for the future.  It was exciting to watch him listening before planning, putting love before agenda, giving before getting, practicing sacrifice before self, playing soccer before doing something tangible.  I was excited to watch him respond to what he was experiencing.  I was excited to watch his life be transformed as he rubbed shoulders with his new found Haitian family.

Lance says, “What happens in the mission field, never stays in the mission field… and it’s not supposed to.” 

This is why we do what we do.  We are transforming lives…

Take a look…


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