"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." - Proverbs 16:9
I have been processing my trip to Nepal for the past week and there are a couple of key things I have taken away from the trip that have really shed light on my next steps towards the DR Congo. First is that what I noticed when I was in Nepal was that one of the main reasons, I believe, that the prayer room that they were establishing was doing so well was because they were doing it in a group together in full agreement. The old African proverb came into my mind after seeing this, "If you want to go fast go alone; if you want to go far go in a group." I think that I just saw an affirmation of how important community was after being around those guys pioneering in that nation. Secondly, after seeing the importance of community I saw a huge net of opportunity where the idea of gathering friends to go pioneer was a DTS. Now I'm not saying it is the only way but I do think it is a great way after seeing seven of the sixteen teams in Nepal while I was there. So with that being said I have made just a slight change in my plans for the next months. Instead of going to South Africa for one month I am going to go for three months, Lord willing. I will be doing the same thing (scouting, networking, and serving) My hope is to grow my team with people who are all in full agreement around the words the Lord is speaking for Africa (specifically the DR Congo.) Onward we go towards the next step!