I was euphoric after my conversation with Lynne. I couldn’t sit still. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. We talked about courage, peacemaking, limits, and facing our mountains. We talked about asking God to show us what is “ours to do.” We talked about her recent climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and why she did it. We talked about why she’s passionate about entering war zones, and what she feels the invitation for the 21st century church is.
There are so many great invitations in this one. Lynne and I have known each other for about three years, but this is the first time we’ve sat down face-to-face to talk, and I am thrilled to share it with you. I felt like we could have gone on for hours.
How to support the local church in Jordan who is on the ground helping Syrian Refugees:
Make checks out to A2 Ministries (put Syrian Refugees in the memo), and send them to:
774 Summer Isle Lane
Barrington, IL 60010
Websites we discussed:
The Preemptive Love Coalition. Preemptive Love is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way the world engages polarizing conflict by confronting fear with acts of love.
Questscope. Putting the last, first. Responding to children in crisis. Serving Syria. Transforming the future of vulnerable youth and communities.
World Vision. Building a better world for children.
World Relief. World Relief is a global non-profit that serves the most vulnerable people across the world.
One Million Thumbprints. Grassroots peace for women who experience violence in war.
The Global Immersion Project. The Global Immersion Project cultivates everyday
peacemakers through immersion in global conflict.
Nice Girls Don’t Change the World, by Lynne Hybels
Becoming Human, by Jean Vanier
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers (Skeptics Guide), by Dale Hanson Bourke