G42- Amy Williams
Organized by: Amy Williams
"The World Race seemed insurmountable a year ago, but with heaven's perspective it's just the tip of the deeply rooted iceberg. The journey to commence is not a pursuit of the top, but rather the very bottom. It's not a journey of success or independence; rather of servanthood, of selflessness, of Christ-likeness. I guess that's where I am now: at the bottom of the top, on my way down." Amy Williams; September 2, 2016 _______________ When I think back on the conversations we've had since I got home, I guess I owe most of you an apology. I'm sorry I haven't been able to put the past year into words. Sometimes I've been distant, sometimes harsh, and most times confusing. But you must understand, I've been ruined. The blissful ignorance I lived in before is gone, and I'm left carrying the weight of knowledge and conviction. Statistics about poverty, hunger, slavery, rape, and lack of education have become more than numbers. They have names, faces, hopes and dreams for a future that's better than the one their living in. And when I think of each one, I am lost for words. G42 is not a direct investment in those names and faces and dreams. It is a direct investment in mine. At G42 Leadership Academy, they'll be teaching and equipping me for "life after the Race" -- just life, really -- with theology that brings faithful and realistic steps towards a life on mission whenever and wherever I end up. I'd be lying if I told you I knew where and when that would be, but I do know that the Lord can do immeasurable work with nothing more than a willing heart and a broken vessel. I am both willing and broken. This is a season of big dreams, bold faith, and ridiculous hope! Invest in me, so I can invest in them.