I have a lot of emotions as I type my final blog for Know Think Act.
Over the last two and a half years, I have loved watching needs be met financially through knowthinkact.com and then seeing them come to life through Bringing Hope to the Family in Uganda and Action Ministry in Kenya. I have loved getting to know the donors who selflessly give so that others may have life, and life to the full. More than anything else about my time at Know Think Act, I have loved getting to know our local leaders who are partnering to end extreme poverty in their own communities.
I love our leaders, Faith and Peter. I have gotten to know each of them deeply over the last two years and have seen them love their communities well. I respect the long hours, endless sacrifices, and selfless grace that they extend as they live out God’s calling on their lives. Seeing them succeed and thrive has been such a source of inspiration for me and I am proud to call them my friends.
Faith is a woman of faith – she lives out her her name better than anyone I have met. I have exchanged countless emails and skype calls with her, and had the opportunity to work alongside her in Kaihura, Uganda. Her dedication to her community, her passion for community development, and her belief that God can do what seems impossible is an inspiration. I’ll never forget, after spending almost two weeks with Faith and the Bringing Hope to the Family team, I was getting ready to return to the US and Faith asked if she could pray over me. That was one of the most holy moments I have had. I remember that prayer very clearly and was humbled by her words. That prayer has meant a lot to me, and not something I have taken lightly. In fact, that prayer had something to do with me taking my next steps. I know that the faithfulness of Faith will continue to impact her community and beyond!
Peter is a man of God and his faith, smile, and laugh are all contagious. He is a servant leader to the core, and a humble one. His care for those that others have discarded is beautiful. Peter and I hit it off during our first skype phone call and our work relationship has blossomed into a friendship. I was so excited to meet Peter when I got off a plane in Mombassa that I cried. It was a surprisingly overwhelming moment for me as I finally got to meet my friend. I believe that Peter, his wife Nancy, and their two boys are going to continue to do amazing things in Blessed Camp and beyond as Action Ministry gets more and more opportunities to lead in communities that others have overlooked.
I’m truly grateful for Peter and Faith and for God’s calling on their lives and how they faithfully live out that calling.
This is my last week as part of the team at Know Think Act. As confident as I was that God had called me to Nashville to be part of this team for a season, I am confident that He is bringing in a new season for me. KTA will always be an important part of my story. Bringing Hope to the Family, Action Ministry, Faith, and Peter will always be treasured parts of my life. In addition to our local leaders, I’m especially grateful for the Sasser family and their faithfulness to serve in Kaihura, and now as they take their next steps toward Kenya. Their hospitality will always be a gift to me and they are going to keep doing amazing things in partnership with our local leaders.
Thank you to each of you who have selflessly given as part of Legacy Partner program to allow me to be a part of this team. Thank you to each and every one of you who give to the needs of the communities served by our local leaders. You are making a tangible difference around the globe. Keep up the good work friends.
Grace and Peace…