The Synergy of Team Carmody - by Karen
|Synergy is when |
the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
In mathematical terms we say that synergy is when 1+1=3.
|Here's the collapsed house as we were putting in the bench... |
I forgot to snap a "before" picture to show the crumbling seat/wall.
|This is one of my many sketches.|
Our original plan was to make the base cement, the bench wood, and the roof steel, but that's because we're not Puerto Rican. When we consulted some locals they all agreed that the cement would take forever to harder because we're at the front end of the rainy season; the termites would eat the wood, and the high winds would twist up the umbrella-like metal roof that I had designed. Now what? We needed to visit Buzo, the local expert in welded metal creations.
When our friends first emailed us to ask about the possibility of doing a work project together, we had no idea what we'd do - but Jesus did. We had no idea who Jesus wanted to reach through our loving efforts - but He did.
With each day that passes, I am more and more convicted that this mission is so much bigger than I ever could have imagined. The Lord uses this mission to touch the hearts of countless people all around the world and gently pulls them closer and closer to His loving heart. What is accomplished, in the name of Jesus Christ, through the members of Team Carmody is exponentially greater than the sum of what all of us could do individually. This mission is a perfect, living example of synergy.
I offer prayers of thanksgiving for our friends who initiated this work project and for the member of Team Carmody who raised the money we needed to buy all the paint. Together we are spreading the Good News to all the ends of the earth....just like Jesus asks us to.
Thank you for taking time to read about what the Lord is doing through Team Carmody. I pray that you continue to seek Him in meaningful ways, and that you're docile to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit so that your "yes" can be part of some bigger effort to spread the joy of Jesus' love.
God bless you today, tomorrow and always, Karen
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