I recently watched an update video report from World Renew and the director, Ida Kaastra Mutoigo, had an interesting take on SDG's that I had not heard before. She was mentioning how it has been a very difficult year around the world and covid has caused setbacks for many of the sustainable development goals... but Christians are continuing to press on forward for the betterment of others all around the world and also for God's SDG's. God's spiritual development goals... in our lives and our communities.
What a great observation and what a great way to think about the relief and development work that we are a part of in the world. God's work, holistic work... that involves people, communities, agencies... but also deals with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives. We pray for World Renew as they lead and guide us through the work at this time. Check out the following video with an update and Ida's message (vimeo.com/500220527/0584163eae).
We also pray for those leading and guiding us in our local neighborhoods, where the SDG's may not be exactly the same, but God's SDG's are. I encourage you all to engage with some of the many neighborhood conversations happening with Diaconal Ministries Canada and Resonate. People like Karen Wilk and others are guiding new learning and facilitating groups in processes like Go Local Intensives, community opportunity scans and quality of life indexes for cities and neighborhoods. Check out these websites (www.resonateglobalmission.org/western-canada, diaconalministries.com/community-engagement/)or be in touch with me and I can help connect you.
Jesse - email@example.com