As a former missionary or cross-cultural worker in Kenya for almost 20 years, I made my living studying the habits, languages, and attitudes of others in order to connect with them. The connection was vital if I was to impart Biblical knowledge and, more importantly, instill a call of the Divine into the heart and lives of future African disciples of Jesus. To do this well, language learning and cultural adaptation are key.
Marketing expert Seth Godin writes, “Worldview has nothing to do with you or your mission… it’s the way a person acts without you in the room.”
For the next couple of weeks, I’d like to share interesting, personal notes about some of our regional directors, the countries where they serve, and highlight a project with impact that is connected to their specific worldview.
My hope is that through these glimpses you’ll not only learn more about our regional directors and the centers they help lead, but that you’ll get to know, just a little bit better, the cultures and worldviews that are part of the people we ask God to help us reach on a daily basis.
So, come with me around the world. Our first stop in next week’s blog is the place I spent so much time and holds a special place in my heart, Kenya.