Every morning I go to my quiet office and ask Jesus to bless my time with Him. I start by reading my devotional and write down a sentence or two capturing what I learned. Then I move on to reading the Bible, and finally I pray.
Every day I pray for my family, the people I’ll meet that day, and all those I know who are in need of prayer.
Every day I pray for you, dear reader, that God will bless your life. That God will help you achieve the goals He has for you. That He will help you take the next steps in business and life that He desires you to take.
I pray that God will give me wisdom to write the words you need to hear. To inspire, encourage, and most of all, help you become all that He wants for you.
Youth Ablaze 2016 Conference
Kathy and I are headed to Uganda in early September to speak at the Hands of Love Youth Ablaze 2016 Conference. There will be 8,000 young leaders ranging in age from fifteen to thirty. They will come from all over east Africa. Our topic is “Kingdom Minded Entrepreneurship.”
I believe God is telling me to speak on the topic “Getting out of poverty.” I know what you are thinking. What does Charlie know about poverty?
So far I’ve read three books to get me thinking about it—A Call to Conscience, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Out of Poverty. These books are connecting me to the issues of generational poverty, racism, identity, morality, education, leadership, and overcoming hopelessness.
I Am Overwhelmed
Quite frankly, I’m overwhelmed. On previous trips to Uganda, I have seen poverty up close. Poverty means ten people sleeping on a dirt floor in a mud hut with no water, no electricity, and no food.
What could I possibly say to someone that can help get them out of this condition? That is my challenge with the topic God gave me.
So I ask for your help. Participate in the presentation with me. Pray for me over the next two months.
If you would like to make a financial contribution, go to Hands of Love USA. Please indicate in the donation notes that your contribution is for Youth Ablaze. The funds are used for security, sleeping mats, water, and food for the attendees.
Will you pray for me?