A few weeks ago my daughter and I traveled together to Kenya. Hannah is 12 years old, and this was her first significant international trip (she’d been to Mexico a few times). It was so fun how seriously she took her preparation for the trip and the maturity she displayed in Africa.
For the next few Thursdays, I’ll be writing some theological reflections on our three-part strategy as an organization. Most family foundations focus either on granting funds to other organizations who are doing the groundwork or doing the work as a nonprofit with the need to raise outside funds for their programs.
I don’t believe I have ever met a parent who does not want their child to think for themselves by the time they leave home to pursue a life outside their family of origin. We all want our kids to be equipped to make decisions for themselves and to question, rather than to blindly accept the views of others as their own.
I also stopped working for churches when I got the opportunity to do the kind of work that I was passionate about but wasn’t conducive to the church system. In my new role, I am excited about being able to think outside the church ministry box and to put some entrepreneurial muscle to work to try and solve some of the problems of our world with some new and innovative programs and initiatives.