I wish we could've seen the future from that roof top but all we could see was the present. It was one of the most satisfying moments of my entire life and yet one of the most sobering as I realized we had started something that could take a decade or more to complete.
There are few moments in life that are built up over time in your head through so much consideration, worry, excitement and fear all at the same time. Entering The Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of these for me.
Together we are forming a team, one that is complicated but by the grace of God is working and working in big ways. We pray for David's dreams to come true and we hope that along the way, we can communicate his dreams well.
As I stood at the border, attempting to take photos of the mountains just a few miles away, and as the border guards waved at me angrily to stop (no photos allowed), I soaked in a sobering and profound reality. I stood at the edge of a twenty plus year war in the Congo.
This blog series will reveal more about our growth as we work hard to build our project with former child soldiers in the Congo, and I hope that it empowers and inspires those who have dreams to "go learn." - Charles Davidson