Have had an amazing time so far in Germany. Over the weekend taught at a conference for church leaders and this week I’m visiting various church leaders and speaking in different churches. It’s been great to meet people who come from such a different background from myself and yet who share the same passion – to start innovative churches that will engage their generation and their transform society. I’ve learnt a lot but also been amazed how much the Mavuno story and strategy have been appreciated here. I have also enjoyed hanging out with the ‘Mavuno Germany’ team, Daniel and Nancy Fleschig.
Walked in a German forest yesterday. Awe-inspiring! Makes every Kenyan forest I’ve ever been in feel puny by comparison. I pray my kids will one day experience Kenyan forests of that scale. Also visited a huge cathedral in Cologne. Planting forests is like building cathedrals. It takes a different way of thinking. It can only be done by people who can see a future beyond themselves. It demands we move from thinking only about the here and now. It means we move away from simply thinking about replanting the Mau and envision a Kenya with 30% forest cover. A Kenya that we may not see but that God-willing, our children’s children will enjoy.
`So… are these El Nino rains really coming to Kenya? I feel inspired to plant some trees!