The Global CHE Network stretches across 125 nations, 600 mission groups, 3000 plus communities and over 3 million poor people being served. How do you communicate across a global network of that size and cultural diversity? How do you provide members with just the resources they need? How do you continue to provide lesson plans and materials in their own language? How do you connect workers in need with the experts they need? How do you do this with tight security for those working in sensitive areas? How do you deal with the road blocks that keep the network from expanding to 10,000 new villages by 2020 and then on to one million?
Those are just some of the types of questions that the 9-person CHE Representative Council grapples with in their quarterly meetings. Ron is a current member of that council and was present for the annual meetings on April 30 to May 2 in Phoenix, AZ. Many significant decisions were made in those days toward a vision of reaching one million new villages.
I was so humbled to be part of this gathering. Our work in Central Europe is just taking root. I was sitting with men and women from many nations whom God had used to spread wholistic community development movements across whole regions and nations of the world for the past 35 years. I was able to see up-close the kind of faith that truly moved mountains. What a privilege!