Starting out

Tomorrow we have to start working.

That phrase, tucked at the end of one of Kevin’s text messages, conjures up a bunch of images for anyone who’s every been on an eMi project trip.  From the sounds of it, yesterday was a busy day, but more of a chance to settle in and get to know the team and the lay of the land.  Today . . . and it’s about 7:30 in the morning for them now . . . the work begins.  Likely, that will include a time to sit down with representatives from Connect Africa, to begin to catch the vision of what they do, how they do it, and how this new land (and new design) will fit into those plans.  This is actually probably one of the most important parts of a project trip – really coming alongside the ministry and hearing where their heart is.  Kevin & the team can design all sorts of things, but if it doesn’t fit in with the vision, it’s not going to do the ministry any good.  So please pray – pray that the time spent listening will bring fruit, pray that Kevin and the team can ask the tough questions, if necessary, and pray that the team gets excited about Connect Africa’s vision.

The other part of starting out is surveying.  This will likely be a combination of a walkabout with a handheld GPS and then a more detailed survey of critical parts of the land.  Pray for efficiency and accuracy so that the next steps can move on . . .

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