The opening line of that well known and little understood book...drum roll please...the Bible. I think this text often gets lost in the whats and whos and whys and hows, "...the heavens and the earth," or "...Adam and Eve," or "...that gosh darn, pesky apple," etc. and I think we often lose the impact of that first line: In the beginning, God CREATED. The action. God created.
cre·ate \krē-ˈāt, ˈkrē-ˌ\ : to make or produce (something) : to cause (something new) to exist : to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and imagination
God created. Creating. To create. In the beginning, that's kinda what God was up to, and it's kinda what God keeps being up to in our lives. Imagining, plotting, dreaming, producing, making something from nothing. Creating.
I point this out to help explain the intention behind this next journey of ours to Mozambique, which begins in about 24 hours. Tomorrow I am boarding a plane alongside a team of amazing artists whose intentions are to create. To devise new and artistic ways of telling the story of this radical, life-changing partnership that we have with our brothers and sisters in Mozambique. The team involves 1 pastor, 2 videographers, 2 audio engineers, and 1 misfit and our goal is to make something beautiful as we put words, songs, and visuals to the narrative. Our plan is to come back with the documentation needed for crafting professional level video and audio material. These videos will then be used for the Mozambique Initiative as we seek to gather more support, communicate our mission, and have a greater impact. We will be in some very remote places across the Nampula and Niassa districts (note photo: "via unknown road") and we could use your prayers. For safety and health and all of that, but also for inspiration and insight, for bright ideas and connections, for the ability to employ our talents and imaginations in ways that do justice to this awesome work. For the ability to create something meaningful that has a lasting ripple effect. Pray that we can mirror that creator God of ours daily as we strive to make something new.
Stay posted here for updates on our travels..as internet allows...