How God Used Africa to Stretch My Heart

Last week I had the privilege of visiting Ecuador with our partners at Compassion Canada. I posted some reflections on my blog March 30th. I’ve also been fortunate enough to visit the work of another key partner, World Vision Canada. Below is a re-post of my reflections from that incredible trip. ——— [Originally posted September…

Why Leaders Focus on “Starting Points”

I’ll never forget the dazed and confused looks on the faces of the members of our team as we stood there looking at the mall map. We were in Toronto putting on a conference, and during an evening break several of us had piled into a van to dash over to a nearby shopping mall…

South Africa Journal 9: How God Used Africa to Stretch My Heart

I’ve just experienced a truly incredible morning. Here at the Bakubung Bush Lodge in South Africa we woke early to catch the sunrise. Under a brilliant orange sky we saw and heard the wilds of Africa come to life, with exotic birds bursting into song and a herd of wildebeests wandering by. In this remarkable…

Preparing to Pass the Leadership Baton

Last week I was privileged to take part on a panel of ministry leaders organized by Alpha Canada. The event took place just outside Vancouver, and was simply entitled “Join the Conversation.” Six of us “older leaders” (ouch!) were invited to engage in leadership discussions with about 25 leaders under the age of 35; and…