WHEN HELPING GETS FORGOTTEN
ED DICKSON - WHO IS HE? Many of you know him on this blog and some of you don't. But in reality everyone knows him through the work of our TEAM. Let me explain just a little.
THE STORY AND MY THOUGHTS: Tonight we had a celebration in Bishkek for the opening of the project to strengthen families and protect children at a level of developing social workers. This project is really large - it has involved hundreds of hours, lots of talented people and the reality is now being seen. Bishkek Humanities University is now implementing a specialization for their social workers in the area of child and family. We have been working on this project since 2008. Tonight we hosted a fruchet (a stand up snack table) for the celebration. Complete with flowers, gifts and speeches. Success, outcome, completion, all very exciting words for this day.
Now, the story. I intended (still will later) to post a blog about the event - giving credit to individuals here and there about their involvement. I could not do the story. All day today I have been thinking of how it REALLY started. And how so many other successes, outcomes and completions come about - so many of the individuals with blogs and ministries have the same beginning we do. We met Ed Dickson. Ed Dickson invited us to Ukraine. Ed Dickson set up venues for us in which to serve. Ed Dickson encouraged us and inspired us with his work.
So my thoughts all day were about who is really to be given credit for the incredible projects success and again and again, I thanked Ed in my mind. Ed is truly the real champion here. Because of Ed there are hundreds and thousands of outcomes, successes and completions.
ED YOU ARE A CHAMPION - AN EXAMPLE - A MODEL.
Ed might not have been at the fruchet, but he was there in spirit. Ed this is YOUR victory - your success, your outcome.
The LAMb Team