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What I want to do

Serve on behalf of Congo Initiative; become fluent in French and Swahili; live in a green/sustainable/low-footprint dwelling; laugh with my family and friends

What matters to me

Family, faith, friends, growing in the body of Christ, being a steward of the earth

What inspires me

Democratic Republic of Congo; my children; stories of triumph of truth over evil; the teachings of Jesus

Westerville, OH USA

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Congo Initiative
May 2, 2011

Congo Initiative has been a gift and an opportunity to learn and grow.

Our Congolese sisters and brothers are living examples of what it means to seek to be transformed in order to transform. They are examples of love and commitment:

- D. and K. left the safety of Kenya to return to their home country during the height of civil war to serve as salt and light and agents of transformation.
- J. survived atrocities of conflict, and now embraces as sisters and brothers, those from the group that had destroyed his village.
- A. is studying to be a counselor and work with those who have been traumatized by war and abuse.
- D. and A. give their time to run programs for local children (one a soccer program the other an after school Bible program), even though they can barely pay for their own tuition. They give of their time for others before they worry about their own needs.
- Many students have left their families, including young children, to study at UCBC. They know the quality of the education and the integrity of the work will develop their skills and cultivate their minds and hearts to be bearers of truth and light and leaders of change.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the stories from students. UCBC students have a heart for their nation and a desire to be ethical, servant leaders. They demonstrate that in their behavior toward each other, in the activities they initiate, and the leadership they demonstrate on campus and in the community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

funnel resources to fuel its growth.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

From a friend.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Resource maximization (personnel and financial).

What is its top priority in the long run?

Transforming hearts and minds to lead for growth and health in DR Congo.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I collaborate with faculty at the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo as they seek to improve their teaching and professional skills. I contribute to communications, program development, and grants initiatives.