I spent Thursday and Friday last week at Lake Hart in Orlando working to answer that question! We have more than 600 staff and associates working with Campus Crusade in Latin America and the Caribbean, but have never had a good way to track our progress. We are working on a system, GMA, that will allow local field staff and teams to set their own goals and input their numbers into a cloud-based application. Our leaders will have a tool that will help them to coach staff and manage the resources that God has given us.
For example, if our director of University ministries wants to know how many students heard a presentation of the Gospel in a given country, he will have instant access to that information. Likewise a local team leader will be able to coach his team members to help them reach the goals that they have set for themselves.
Sometimes numbers really do matter as we evaluate the effectiveness of our ministry. We need to know if there exists a breakout strategy in one country that we can implement in another country.
My teammates for this project are Mark Griffen (left), the system designer in Orlando, and Rodrigo Callado from Brasil. We made great progress last week and look forward to implementing the system in several countries in our region in 2012. We really appreciate you prayer!
I took advantage of the trip to Orlando to visit Stephen, Rachael, Leah Rose and our youngest son, Andrew at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Stephen and Leah Rose
Leah Rose walking at Sam’s Club (this is a miracle!!)
Andrew accompanying worship at Creekside Community Church in Gainesville
Last, one more sunset in Costa Rica. We never get tired of God’s creativity.