Guatemala II: Don’t Drop The Ball!


May the favour of the Lord rest upon us, and may he establish the works of our hands. Oh, and may we not drop the ball. Keep running with it. Keep carrying it. God has amazing things ahead of us as we live abundantly in his plan! Blessed be the name of the Lord!

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalms 90:17

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

Don’t drop the ball. That’s what Eddy said. He was speaking to students of the Forging My Tomorrow program. Oh, and we were in the executive boardroom on the 11th floor of the TELUS International building in Guatemala City. The students he was speaking to had never been in a boardroom before. Some had never been in a large office building at all. And he was blown away. He said he was amazed at how well the students spoke English.

TELUS has worked with hundreds of local young people learning English to make better lives for themselves. TELUS is now interested in the students of the Forging My Tomorrow program because they are amazing. Two Forging My Tomorrow grads already work at TELUS. More to come. By God’s grace and his hand.

God’s favour rested upon us this day. He has established the work of the students’ hands. He has established the work of their teacher’s hands and of Candelaria and Gregorio who started the program. And he established the work of my hands as I worked at TELUS in my earlier career.

Now I wonder if part of the reason I worked at TELUS was for this day to happen. The simple connection of former colleagues and friends being matched up with the recruitment needs of a rapidly growing company in Guatemala and a program producing English speaking leaders who are raised up to give back to their community is not of human origin. No. No human can take credit for all of this coming together today.

God established this work. God’s favour rested upon us to bring this to fruition. Only God knows where it will go next. They are talking about how their recruiters can access the graduating students and support Forging My Tomorrow.

Don’t drop the ball. My friend Dave asks the students in times like this, “Were you scared? Are you brave? Can you be both at the same time?” Yes you can. Yes I can. Don’t drop the ball.

Lean into the favour of God and explore the work he has established for your hands.

We were created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared for us to do before the creation of the world. Those works may be in your career and using that career to connect people and open doors for others to succeed. Those works may be teaching English to ignite major change in the lives of people. Those works may be to support programs like Forging My Tomorrow.

May the favour of the Lord rest upon us, and may he establish the works of our hands. Oh, and may we not drop the ball. Keep running with it. Keep carrying it. God has amazing things ahead of us as we live abundantly in his plan!

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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2 Responses to Guatemala II: Don’t Drop The Ball!

  1. Dean says:

    That is incredible story and such a demonstration of how God weaves things together in his time and in his perfect way.

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