It's been 40 years

Photo Credit: Mitch Martinez

I just stopped to think recently, it was when I was 17 years old that I sensed the overwhelming identification to the German culture. And that in spite of the fact that...

  • I had never been to Germany.
  • I was raised in the heat of a desert.
  • I did not speak one word of German (unless you count the words: Gesundheit, Kindergarten, Sauerkraut, ja and nein.)
  • I had no clue how to cross-culturally communicate the good news of the Gospel. (The principles of relational relevance and authenticity in communication were yet for me to be discovered.)

Do-Diligence

photo credit: Rock Steady via photopin (license)

KFC has started a new ad campaign, so now the likeness of Harlan Sanders, a.k.a. Colonel Sanders is back on the small screen.

Sanders established a restaurant that went bankrupt when a newly built highway rerouting traffic away from his business - at the time he was 65 years old. He took his first social security check and opened a franchise, then another.

Now-5200 restaurants exist in the U.S. with 15,000 worldwide.

Keith Gandy - GermanyKeith Gandy - Germany

Keith, originally from the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, has been planting a church in Aschaffenburg, Germany for over thirty years. Daughter churches have also been started and missionaries have been sent out of the congregation. Annually, he participates in encouraging other European church-planters and frequently travels to visit them in their respective field of service.

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