On 20 and 21 May we were involved in the organisation and running of the Southern Cross Leaders Advance here in Kenya.
Southern Cross Association of Churches is a relational network that was started by our Senior Pastor from Perth, John McElroy. The heart of the network is for pastors and leaders to connect with each other and to encourage each other on their journeys. The leadership of Southern Cross aims to equip the members in the work they are doing. If you would like to learn more here is a link to the Southern Cross website:
During the Leaders Advance last week we had John and Alaine McElroy plus David Apelt here from Australia to lead and assist with the conference. We were blessed to host them in our home and to build on our friendships. During the first day we were commissioned as the new leaders of Southern Cross here in Kenya. Our friend Jody Pike has been leading Southern Cross here in Kenya for a number of years and we are grateful for the foundation she has provided. On the second day we were excited to have 10 new members join the 10 existing members of Southern Cross. Most of the members are balancing very busy lives. Such as:
Our heart is to journey with these wonderful men and women. We believe that God has called us to be dream builders. For us this means that we want to hear their hopes and dreams and walk with them as they fulfil what they are called to do. We want to do this in 4 ways:
We are excited to see what God is going to do in us and through us in our new role. We feel blessed to able to partner with what God is doing in this nation through these wonderful people.
Here are a few pictures from our week:
We are a family who are just seeking to do what God wants us to do. We have heard God speak and we want to be obedient to his voice, and are excited by what He is going to do when we respond!