The title may not fit any more, as by the time I really launched the work of sport development for spiritual impact in Rwanda, I had changed my mind and not only did I want to do it but I was quite enjoying it!
The impetus for this series is to first and foremost, give glory to God for finding me usable in Rwanda and doing something unique with me. The second, is that I love process, analysis, structure, and strategy. For these reasons I wanted to take you on my unique journey into this world of sport development. This will give us opportunity then to delve into the day to day as well as consider application of Rwanda’s story in sport to other potential efforts.
Because of that, now what began as a three part series of: Becoming, Being, and Launching, is now expanding to include: Embracing, Building, Developing and Sustaining.
One may coach a sport over the course of a lifetime. One may be a passionate follower of sport. One may work in sport as a career administrator or manager. One may also use sport as a talking point to illustrate personal character development or even apply to business strategies or social unity. I find myself extremely blessed, though, as I am trying my best to illustrate through this blog. My journey has now allowed me to experience the participation, teaching, coaching, training, administrating, structuring, and expanding of a sport for an entire nation that now has ramification on sport development for the region and continent of Africa as well.
I would love to say that it is because I am just so brilliant and capable. If you believe that then please reread the first three parts of this series and remember:
‘I didn’t want to do this!”
I have always found Luke 17:7-10 as a very strong reminder when I begin to take credit for the amazing things God is doing in my life. Jesus gives the illustration: “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at the table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.”