Being the Very First | A Woman named Dorcas

Feb 19

I wonder what it might be like to be the first. The VERY first.

I’ve been the first before in some things: the first person to hold a specific job title in an organization, the first person to speak on a roster at a conference, the first person to raise my hand in a classroom.  And for more than a decade, I’ve been honored to take teams of folks to Guatemala, where we’ve been the first to walk past iron gates and invest in the lives of young women ravaged and raped by family members or the first to not simply hang a plaque, pose for a photo, and never return. I’ve also been the first to make huge mistakes in  leading and serving people along the way. Trust me, those firsts are sobering reminders that we really are in this together, and we should be unafraid to be the…

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