24 May 2009

Remainder of My "Personal Calling Statement"

Narok, with Sudanese guys from my church, January 2009

Matunda, with Agnes, Charles, Agnes' sewing teacher, and my friend Emily
January 2009

Kayole (Nairobi) with George and Linet and family, and friends from the US
March 2009

Nairobi, with others at an Easter outreach event sponsored by my church
April 2009

Matunda, with Wycliff (my boda boda driver)
April 2009

My Vision Statement

My aim in life is to fulfill my purpose to my generation (Acts 13:36).

My motivating passion is to affect change in individual’s lives. God has equipped me to do this effectively through:

  • One-on-one relationships with an intentional goal of mentoring in tangible and practical ways. By investing my time and energy with certain people, I am leaving a lasting impact on my generation. Currently I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to eat, sleep, and play in close proximity with Kenyans in both rural and urban settings.
  • A second way I impact others is through the gift of writing. Anecdotal story-telling, intertwined with thought-provoking reflections, broadens my influence even further.

As a result of people sharing my life and reading my stories, they will be:

  • Challenged to think “outside the box”
  • Inspired to chase their own God-given destiny
  • Encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness

Likewise their weak knees will be strengthened (Isaiah 35:3)

They will receive a word that sustains them in their weariness (Isaiah 50:4)

Ultimately this will have a ripple effect to thousands of others.

Finishing Well

Effective ministry flows out of who we are and our relationship with the Lord. I am a human being, not a human doing! My doing must flow out of my being first and foremost! Mark 3:14 says, "And He ordained twelve, that they should BE with Him.... and that He might send them out to preach."

Focused leaders:

· Are intentional about their personal growth and development

· Live in alignment with God’s calling on their life

· Have the courage to live before an audience of One rather than seek the approval of many

· Are committed to expanding the Kingdom

Statistics show that only 30% of leaders finish their lives well. Finishing well is defined as: still in love with the Lord, still in love with Scripture, legacy is still intact, they are still growing and learning, and they are increasing in ministry effectiveness.

I aim to finish well.


Anonymous said...

Great post! You are such a wonderful person, Deb! You do great work! Your great work is also evident in your children! I'm blessed to know all of you!


Anonymous said...

Dear friend Deb,
I found your latest blog very interesting!! Loved all the pictures of you. You've been to ALOT of exciting places. It is ONLY the grace and blessing of God that you can do what you do to minister in that culture. You are an inspiration to me. Have a great encounter with the Lord in Colorado!!! See you when you get back. Love and blessings, Peggy