Love is Hard!

Today we held a training for the Lapid Leaders Council (LLC). LLC is the governing body that the graduates from the 3-month program transition to so as to enlist into our mission to raise an army of the next generation of African Leaders. Anywho, while we were praying after the LLC training, I felt God leading us strongly to this verse,  1 Corinthians 13: 1-3″If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” (more…)

Do not let fear hold you back!

Over the last 26 days of 2016, I have been trying to catch up with my bible reading plan for 2015. Yes 2015, I only managed to get through 30% of it, so how I am hoping to catch up in 2016 and still get through the 2016 plan is still a mystery. Anywho, over the last few weeks I have been reading the book of 2 Chronicles, I am likely to finalise this 2015 bible reading plan using this book. Today I was reading the story of King Hezekiah; after so many kings who failed to live up to God’s calling over their lives, Hezekiah is refreshingly different. (more…)

We don’t want ordinary

I had a pretty jam-packed 2015. God took us from one glory to another. My greatest lesson in the year was to be malleable, to allow God to stretch, to mold, to make me into what He wants me to be. I learned that being fixated on how God will do His thing holds many of us back. So I became malleable and in the process God did extraordinary things. I keep saying that 2015 is a year that I will sing to my children about, I finally understood why parents keep talking to their children about their past, because it is the past that makes the present possible.  (more…)

How to raise funds for your vision

I get asked by many people where the finances to support Lapid Leaders Africa (LLA) come from. Infact a few months ago, a friend asked me if we had managed to raise funds from donors. I remember thinking, how I wish we had. Lapid Leaders has been built on sacrifices (I have written more on this in this blog here). We are in the process of developing the 2016-7 strategy of LLA and so I am thinking about financial sustainability a lot more. Where does any vision bearer get the finances to run the vision God gives them?  After all without finances, the vision stays on paper. Turns out we are not the frst vision-bearers, and we can learn a lot from vision-bearers who have gone before us. (more…)