The call came “out of the blue” as the saying goes.
Would I, a member of the SM Family on the east coast of America, be willing to lead an online course of The Unfinished Story for a group in Asia? I was intrigued, but dozens of questions came to mind, such as time zone and language issues, workbooks, and other logistics. What an opportunity, I thought, to be part of mobilizing another part of the world! In the course of a few days, the NCT’s from the countries involved approved the course, and the logistics were worked out. It was so exciting to do introductions at the beginning of Session 1.
I was intrigued, but dozens of questions came to mind, such as time zone and language issues, workbooks, and other logistics.
The leader of the group was an American-born instructor at a university in the country, and to my surprise, there were six students at various universities from five different African countries! What a diverse group to gather on a Saturday night (early morning in the USA). The course ran without a problem, and after Session 4, all of the participants wanted to become Facilitators. A week later, there were 7 new TUS Facilitators and one Church Coordinator for their international fellowship. They are already planning their first TUS courses in person within the fellowship. I was most certainly “blessed to be a blessing”!