By Meghan Hatcher
A phrase spoken off-handedly during the December cohort meeting of The Change Maker’s Project has stuck with me ever since that Saturday in Baltimore — “perpetual state of preparation.” What the pastor/social entrepreneur/justice seeker meant by that phrase wasn’t something altogether virtuous. For Rev. Heber Brown III, pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in North Baltimore, a “perpetual state of preparation” becomes an impediment to faithfully fulfilling one’s call in the world.
By Angel Ogamba
So, I work for a subacute rehab facility. We do something called Connect in Care which is where we meet with new residents as they transition into the facility to ensure their needs are being met. Today, I met a young lady (we’ll call her Michelle) and I had the most inspirational and eye opening experience with her. She studies the Bible and helps other people find God. Once we started sharing our stories, we connected instantly. Talking with her every day felt like a mini break from work and a breath of fresh air. I realize now that God had put Michelle in my path for a reason.
By Isvera Zondo
I recently had time to reflect on the learning lab in London and reflected on some of the amazing founding stories. I felt very inspired by all the stories and this quote reminds me of how each story teller had a vision to create change in their community. Although they faced some challenges along the way, they never allowed their challenges to stop them from pursuing their dreams. Each individual had a vision that they were very passionate about and the best part, they felt proud of the difference that they have made in their communities.