I just finished the plane part of a journey which got me to Amsterdam. Soon, I start the train to Rotterdam, then the bus. The goal is to get to the ship, SS Rotterdam. But before that story, let me tell you what Kay and I did last week.
Kay and I joined about 40 others at the Global Operations Team meeting in Orlando. I love going to a conference and not feeling jet-lagged! The highlight of the time was connecting with leaders from around the world. After a dinner where Kay and I talked with leaders from 5 parts of the world, I was struck by how unusual that might be to many people. Kay and I are blessed to be missionaries in a role that allows us to work across cultures with Spirit-filled leaders from around the world.
Some of the highlights:
- Kay served all as the hotel and conference liaison, working with the hotel to enable the conference leaders to focus on the agenda rather than the rooms, the break times, and the physical arrangements. Her gift of hospitality and service was appreciated by everyone.
- I spoke on Leadership Thoughts, sharing from my experience and from the Word.
- Introduced the initial version from the Ops in a Box project, a set of simple but powerful operations tools that help our staff (and disciples) be more effective at building movements at the local level. I have been co-leading this project over the past 6 months with our leader in East Asia. The development of this project has been fast and furious. Our project motto:
An imperfect plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan when it is too late. [US General George Patton]
Some photos from the conference. Click the thumbnail below to see a larger version.
|Global Operations Leaders from the 13 areas of the world
|Keith speaking on Leadership
|Working with Operations Leaders
Now, on to the train and bus part of this story!
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