This post is on behalf of my friend and co-worker Paul Mutengwa. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have!
“At first, I didn’t understand why he valued communication so much; why he emphasized it so strongly. I am a person who has much to learn about communicating, but I take a great example in the RFC Ministries President, Timothy Vowell. He doesn’t ever stop communicating to anyone regardless of the status of their relationship. Now, I see the importance. If anyone would take a moment to find the answer, you would probably agree with me that the result of lack in communication always ends negatively. Poor communication, between a boss and employee, a husband and wife, a parent and a child, is damaging to any relationship.
Daniel Pieper, my DLI lecturer, told us that to have a relationship with God is to be able to communicate with Him; to dialogue, not only monologue. Communication is the passing of information to and from a person with a goal to achieve something. To communicate is to be able to ask and wait for the answer, comment, or expression of some kind. If I were to ask a question, what sort of response would I receive? Will the response be positive or negative? Will there be a quarrel, or will there be some sort of development? Is there any way to communicate without two parties contributing? Absolutely not! I can’t expect to talk to someone and them simply listen and not respond; that is not complete communication. That would be like a blind man talking to a mute man; how will they ever understand one another? Communication is not only sending, but also receiving.
All communication is sent out to reach a target. There is always an expected outcome. From that understanding, I feel that sending is the primary step ( the foundation), and receiving is the secondary step (the roof) of relationship building. To run away from either of these steps would result in failure to reach the target or to have a complete relationship.
In a nut shell, there is no point in trying to start any business that will affect others if there is not going to be sending AND receiving of information. Communication is like a catalyst in a science experiment that either speeds up or slows down a chemical reaction. It is the key to moving forward toward your target. Whether it be a small and simple task like moving something from point A to point B, or a big and complicated goal like managing a project or overseeing a ministry, Project Samuel highly encourages communicating in everything we do!”