If you saw someone hungry, would you feed him? Thirsty, would you give him drink? I think we’d all like to respond with a quick and resounding “YES” to these questions. But what about if you were part of an effort to restore and revitalize youth? Would you care for the needs of the elderly too? It’s different whenever you’re part of something that has the opportunity to make you feel as though you’re doing enough. How much more should you give? What more should you do?
Project Samuel has a focus of caring for the needs of orphans; physically, mentally, and spiritually. But there is a value that pushes us to strive for more, 360. We minister 360 degrees, in every direction. So though the children may be our focus there is always more that can be done in the community. One need we have seen in recent years is that of leadership training for pastors, leaders, and others in ministry. Destiny Leadership Institute (DLI) joined with Project Samuel in the effort to provide Biblical Training here in Zambia over the past 2 years. This year we are taking our development of DLI in Zambia to the next level through building a new structure for our classes and by offering two classes simultaneously.
In preparation for DLI this September I have been preparing lesson plans, class handouts, and building quizzes/exams for the classes that we are offering. Along with the class preparation I have been recruiting for the first classes of DLI with the help of some of the pastors that will be in the second half of DLI with me this semester. DLI isn’t just about teaching for me, I’m looking forward to the relationships that I will be able to form with the pastors over the course of this semester.
DLI may not be a ministry that is youth centered, but it’s a ministry that is needed here at Project Samuel Zambia. If it’s a need that we can meet, shouldn’t we meet it? How much should we give? As much as we are able. What more should we do? As much as we can!