Thursday, November 20, 2008

Seeds of Hope Plants Seeds in Denver

Next week I am going to Denver. I grew up in Denver and then our family lived there for 18 years before moving to Seattle. I am thrilled that I know so many people in Denver because God has work for Missio Lux to do in this city.

A wonderful woman named Kim Johnson has agreed to partner with our Sudanese brother, Arok Garang, to help connect him to opportunities to tell his story of being a Lost Boy, but now also being a young man with a very important purpose.

His purpose, along with John Kher's in Seattle, is to get his village children to school. Arok put 16 kids in school last May believing that God would provide all that they needed. I met Arok in June and we decided to include him and the children he is overseeing as part of our Seeds of Hope Project.

God is at work. Next Tuesday, November 25th, we are holding a gathering for people to meet Arok and hear his story. It's his first official speaking engagement, and the launch of his pursuit to engage partners for Seeds of Hope for the children in school.

Kim is doing a great job of finding opportunities for Arok to get the word out. He is invited to speak at a conference about Sudan in December, and a school has asked him to come and speak as they are donating their "Read-a-thon" money to Seeds of Hope!

This is just the beginning. . .God has big plans for opening wide the floodgates for Arok and John as they faithfully live out their purpose to transform their village by educating the children.

I will let you know how it goes on Tuesday night. If you are close to Denver, you are invited: just check the details at!

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