We came into the base running as the School of Business and Entrepreneurship had its welcome night the day after we arrived. In the first week my business plan for a recycling center in South Sudan was one of the few selected to work on in groups as a Lean Startup, and so I had to give a 3-min PowerPoint pitch by that Friday. Talk about jumping right in! I also have classmates with plans like starting an eco-friendly resort in Papua New Guinea, a coffee shop and roastry in Tel Aviv, mobile hair salon in India, as well as a Stevia farm in Morocco. Very cool businesses to take off and operate in such a way that they create gainful employment and model the ways of Jesus in all they do. It is amazing and exciting to see all the possibilities for Kingdom partnership in stewarding the resources God has given us to create wealth, transform societies, and change worldviews.
In our second week here we had a pretty cool testimony happen. One of the mornings I stepped out of the classroom to use the bathroom when I noticed a boy on a sofa crying and really struggling to breath. I could see it was an asthma attack and he managed to tell me his mom was running to get the inhaler, but I could see he was really in bad shape. So I just laid a hand on him and declared peace in Jesus’ Name, asking the Lord to calm him down and heal his condition completely.
Just a moment passed and his breathing totally relaxed, and he yelled in surprise, “I can breath!” His mom was running from the other side of the hall and he was telling her, "It's ok, someone prayed for me and I'm fine now!" She came running and was surprised and relieved to see him totally fine. Her and her husband are doing the DTS here with three kids. They both thanked me, though I reminded them it is all thanks to our Father who cares for us so much.
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