There is little way to thank everyone who has inputted into these materials and made this program all that it has been. Much of the early inspiration came from the teaching of Darrow Miller of Disciple Nations Alliance and Bob Moffitt of Harvest Foundation. This program was developed and implemented through my years with Food for the Hungry. I am grateful to them for making space for me test these ideas and providing the funding to make that possible.
In this first module, I have borrowed heavily from Bob and Darrow’s materials, specifically “Development Ethic” by Darrow Miller and “Leadership Development Training Program” by Bob Moffitt. Some of the ideas for presenting the materials have also come from Mark Wilson. The River Crossing story in Lesson 8 is not my own, however it appears in so many materials that I have been unable to find the original author.
I am immensely grateful to those who I have been able to work with through the years as they studied and implemented these ideas. They are my true heroes. It’s their application and feedback that made this possible, and their encouragement that kept me going on the many days when I wanted to give up. I still hold a special affection for the first team of trainers who sat in absolute confusion as I learnt how to teach and what to teach. They patiently tried to understand and even teach ideas that we later realized were just too complicated for their context. And yet God moved those communities out of poverty as well. An endless reminder that this never was about me or what I was doing, but about God and what He was doing. I am immeasurably touched that God would allow me to be part of this story and would use me despite all my weaknesses. To Him alone be the Glory.
Lastly, I want to thank my husband who gave up his own ministry to work together with me on this program. Without him none of this would have been possible. I know the many sacrifices you made through the years to make this happen. You are the wind beneath my wings and I love you