Monday, October 12, 2009

It's the next generation - stupid.

I am a bit thick some times. Some would say all the time. God has been reminding me time and time again about investing in the next generation.

So I head off to spend a couple of days at the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit with many of the team from MKCC and God hits me between the eyes with the same thing. I learned loads and have much to process and implement but I was floored by a talk by Jessica Jackley a 26 year old lady who founded KIVA.

Jessica Jackley is co-founder of Kiva.org, the world's first peer-to-peer online micro-lending website. Kiva.org allows internet users to lend as little as $25 to entrepreneurs in the developing world, providing affordable capital to start or expand a small business. In just three years Kiva has helped raise over $61 million and connected thousands of people across 120 countries. - Willow Creek.
She started it at 21 yes that's 21! Amazing

I am only 46 and don't want to stop learning or hang up my boots any time soon but I do want to resource, encourage, equip & release the next generation with anything I have.

The I read today that King David pledged his own personal money to resource his son Solomon in building the temple. Something he missed out on but wanted it to happen so much that he dedicated his like to resourcing the vision. He recognised it was not about him but about God's Kingdom.

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