Returning from the National Leadership Conference
Below is a short blog post submitted by a member of a Mustard Seed International's TransformNation leadership team which focuses on training teachers in SouthEast Asia:
A true leader is a pillar of strength in their community and an amazing force for what is good and right. A true leader has the wisdom needed to guide their flock and the compassion needed to comfort them. Leadership is an incredibly valuable quality, and one that should be celebrated! Every few years, we have had the opportunity of hosting site leaders from all over the country at our national leadership conference. At the most recent conference, I was blessed to be able to share meals and conversations with these local leaders, hear their testimonies of struggle and triumph, and pray with them. As I did so, I began to feel a greater sense of unity with my brothers and sisters in Christ in this country. This was capped by the beautiful experience of being able to partake of the Lord's Supper together.
I pray for greater unity between site leaders scattered through the country and those of us who have come to their country. May we work together, learn from each other, and serve as members of the same body so that the people of this nation will have the opportunity to hear of the grace and love of God.
Events such as this one are vital parts of our strategy for developing strong, mature and healthy local leadership. Bonds are built, best practices exchanged and unity strengthened as local leaders working hard in difficult situations across the country share time together. Please pray for our relationships with these leaders, and for the relationships between these leaders and the people on their teams, at their sites.
Pray for all of us to be faithful stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Thank you, and to God be all glory!