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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

I'm here

I made it safely here, and on time. All of my flights left and arrived on time and except for having to run to make my connecting in NJ (because the layover was so short) and having a bit of turbulence (about 15 min worth) from London to Nairobi, everything was just great. I had no problem getting around at all. I am a woman...and we generally stop and ask for directions. The second I got off of each plane I just asked somebody in uniform, "point me in the right direction" and things were great.

One glitch: they have lost my bags. Yup. I would venture to say that while I ran and made my connection, the man or woman with the bags did not! So my bags are probably back in London right now or at worst, in NJ. They are supposed to arrive sometime Sunday more than likely. I thought ahead and brought a skirt and blouse, my make up, message notes and bible in my carryon. However I don't have shoes for Sunday AM or a few other items I would need to get ready. So we'll go to the store tomorrow. I didn't freak or anything...I figure it's not THAT big a deal compared to many things that could happen. I do have to preach Sunday morning and my music tracks are in my lost baggage and also I had not prepared a Sunday message (I am preaching five times Mon-Thurs but did not know about Sunday.) No big deal, I'm used to being prepared in season and out...

I am going to be preaching at the church in Mathare Valley, which is the worst part of the slums here in Nairobi. I am so excited I could burst! That was one of the main places I wanted to go. Tomorrow, Barb (the missionaries I'm with are Bill and Barb Kuert) is going to take me to the orphanage to see the kids. Then I'll preach there on Sun. So excited!!! In between all that I'll get some shoes for Sunday as well unless by a miracle my bags come sooner. This is a prayer request - life would be a lot simpler right now if the bags came before Sunday, so please pray that way. And I especially want them here by Monday because all the gifts for the ladies are in one of my suitcases. Thank you!!!

I am doing a journal and will blog it all later but for now I must sleep...only had 2 hours within the last 28,'s 12:30 am here in Kenya. Time to turn the lights out. I'm at the Kuert's house in the missionary compound. Actually it's quite lovely. Time to put on my borrowed PJ's from Barb and hit the sack. Tomorrow's a big day at the orphanage!

My love to all...


Melissa Davis said…
Glad you made it safe Pastor Deanna, will continue to keep you in prayer. Lots of love, Lady Sutton

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