Fingerprints are unique to the individual, so it is no surprise when I can clearly recognize God’s fingerprints throughout this journey. I have been repeatedly blessed with His direction as I have shared the vision and process of ALI with educational leaders in Uganda and Kenya. Without exception, once they have clearly grasped the concepts, my perception of the need for higher cognitive skill development in students, and how teachers need to learn to weave it into their lessons has been confirmed. The door for ALI to move forward is wide open.
Psalm 121 tells me, “My help comes from the Lord…He will not let me stumble or fall.” While there have been a few minor potholes in the road traveled—a flat tire in the dark of night, an intestinal issue, and not sure if water will flow when the faucet is turned on—my pathway has been smooth thanks to the graciousness of my hosts. I have been well cared for, well fed, and well welcomed. I would wish for everyone in the West that they could experience the hospitality of the Africa I know.
- Take a long flight home.
- Hug and kiss my dear wife who is such a great support to me.
- Find someone who can help me take all the video footage I have shot, and weave together a great presentation of the schools we will be working with.
- Find at least two master teachers who would like to help change the face of education in Kenya for three to eleven months.
- Fine tune our training curriculum.
- Raise funds to make all the above possible.
How exciting it will be to see God’s fingerprints on each of these steps and in our lives as Team ALI moves along this road!