Way Ahead of the Curve

I remember the moment I decided to go on my first missions trip, sitting in a hotel conference room in Calgary. Going to that conference started me on a journey that has led me here continuing in full-time ministry.

Conferences are fertile grounds for spawning missionaries. I am excited to now be part of a team that plans these events. Our annual “Power to Change Plus” conferences take place in December and traditionally we open registration at the end of September. This doesn’t offer much time to promote and attract a large number of people. I’m pleased to report that registration for this year will be open in less than two weeks from now!

We’re praying for much greater numbers than we’ve ever seen before.


2.7 Million

This is the number of times we expect the Good News to be heard through the various ministries of Power to Change in the coming year. Our budgeting and planning cycle is nearly complete and this is one of the results I was able to obtain instantly from the system I built this year. This has actually never been done before within our organization, at least not without months of work piecing together dissimilar data sets.

My boss, Russ, showed my work to Erik Butz, Global VP of Operations for CCCI, whose comment was, “This is a low-cost method we should use all over the world.” Erik is looking to improve processes in his own office and I will be assisting him in that. God has given me this talent for spreadsheets and a place to exercise it. It would really be something if I could help our partners in other countries utilize a freely available technology to pull data together and help leaders make better decisions.