Steve’s Travel Diary

Travel Diary 7: PLAY THE GAME, MAKE THE RULES

Dear ITEM Friends, As a pastor, I can remember listening to some advice from an experienced pastor. That piece of advice was, “The one who plays the game makes the rules.” The principle is this. If you have some suggestions to make about how things could or should be, be sure are on the team playing in the game first. Another principle I learned was that there needs to be a balance between responsibility and authority. In other words, the more responsibility someone must see a project to completion, the more “say so” they should have on how the project should be completed. Both of those were at play today in the meeting with the ITEM team in Madagascar. It was a spectacular day. One of the most spectacular planning sessions I have had with any ITEM team in the 19 years of ITEM’s existence.

Travel Diary 5: God’s Story

Dear Family and Friends, Today was a travel day for me so there is not much to report. I thought I’d give you a quick summary of one of the presentations I made in Nairobi last weekend. I’ve uploaded pictures of some of the slides that I show when telling God’s Story.