Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Time to Re-Focus...

We are more than half-way through 2011.  WOW!!!  Do you ever feel like you have to re-focus half-way through a year?  Upon returning from vacation, we definitely did-it was time to re-focus on the big and little things, so we could finish the year strong!
Keeping things in focus...SP Communications legends-Ryan Smith and our own Joni Byker!

For me the little things are like, flossing my teeth every night before bed and eating a healthy breakfast.  The big things are, re-focusing on my PhD so I can finish it by the first week of Oct., planning a new training schedule, organizing and preparing for the work I have this fall (3 teams and 4 visitors from Aug 24th-Oct. 5th!) and of course re-focusing on our projects and the work that our amazing SP Staff is doing.  Many of our staff have just returned from home leave or vacation and feel re-focused and ready for the last few months of 2011. 

Everyone at SP Liberia is re-focusing-project managers are meeting with staff to encourage the progress that has been made and discuss what is left to do- we are going to be having a couple of 'staff retreats' to help our staff focus spiritually, looking back at how God has blessed us this year-and looking forward and committing the rest of the year into His hands.  Re-focusing means getting back to the main reason we do what we do and making sure that in the midst of the busy work schedule we don't loose that focus.
Re-focusing on the reason we do what we do-the future of Liberia!
(check out the kid in the Habs (Montreal Canadiens) shirt!)

I feel a sense of renewed energy when I re-focus on the little and big things.  It motivates me to do everything better including train!  Our team run on Friday went great!  I was so encouraged to see our staff out running more and more laps!  Even Isaac did 2.5 miles with mom!  It was also great to see and talk with Jeremy about his marathon training.  It is going really well and Praise the Lord he hasn't had any serious injuries to hinder his training.  I want to thank all those who know Jeremy and gave to our SP Liberia team-he has been a great addition to our team and I can't wait for him to experience the satisfaction of finishing a marathon!

Pastor David Owen (SP Ministry team) focusing on the road ahead...

Re-focus.  Sometimes it means just stepping back and seeing the big picture of why you do what you do-and for who are you doing it for...As we enter August and the last month before the race-team SP Liberia is focused to continue to train hard for our projects-but most of all for the people of Liberia.

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