Shared Experiences Around the World

Happy Monday to you.

This weekend I attended meetings as a board member for another non-profit organization that supports medical missions in struggling countries around the world. It was exciting to participate in another aspect of helping the poorest of the poor to improve their lives. I was struck by how we are all part the same journey, bringing God’s love in many ways to those who need it most, and enriching our own lives as we do. It is a privilege to do this through Five Talents, and my fellow board members congratulated me on my new position as Executive Director here.


During a time of sharing, we looked at the beginning of the gospel of John:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Then we heard this read, much more poetically, in the Tshiluba language of the Kasai, where I used to work in DR Congo:

Ku tshibangidilu Dîyi divuaku, Dîyi divua ne Nzambi, ne Dîyi divua nzambi.

Try saying it out loud now. It’s a phonetic language, so just read what you see.

This exercise reminds me how interconnected we are. How those who love Five Talents and contribute to its support are joined in some way to people around the world participating in our programs. We say some of the same things. We feel many of the same things. We all want to provide for our families in the same way.

Until next Monday morning, blessings,

Dale Stanton-Hoyle
Executive Director, Five Talents USA
Cell 703-472-7679