Regionals: Finished!

With my report finally e-mailed, I’m all done!

It was such an honor to work as acting local host coordinator for the NCFCA Region 2 Invitational tournament. As always, I learned so much from working these events. It was especially cool to meet so many members of the national leadership staff and work alongside them. I’m really hoping this was the beginning of a very long collaborative relationship. For sure it was the start of some very cool friendships.

Of course I owe a big thank you to my friend and NCFCA State Representative, Shelley Miller, for bringing me on board. I was just telling my class that all of my leadership training flows from the generosity of the leaders around me. Shelley has been a huge contributor to that training over the past few years and it’s been amazing.

It was also incredibly rewarding to watch my brother, Eric, and my friend and former student, Lauren, step up and knock the tournament out of the park. Both of them have spent countless hours learning the ropes and taking the reigns.Their diligence paid off big-time.

Beyond that, we had a top-notch team of volunteers on the host side and on the admin side. It was such a blessing to serve the speech and debate community with them.

But now it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming which includes finishing out this Worldview season (only 6 weeks left!), getting all the syllabi ready for next year’s classes along with a whole line up of other projects I’ll tell you about some other time.

It feels as though God has taken me by the nape of the neck and carried me to places I otherwise would have refused to go. But his relentlessness is displayed in His kindness and goodness. For all of that, I am speechless with gratitude.

2 thoughts on “Regionals: Finished!

  • April 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more on all the training we’ve received from generous leaders ~ I feel so humbled by the people who have taken the time to invest in me and give me responsibility to grow into.
    I second your last paragraph too. God’s plan definitely takes me on interesting spins and twists that I would never imagine for myself and even skirt away from because it requires utter dependence on Him. But I am so grateful, so grateful that He doesn’t leave me to my messed-up self!

  • April 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    @Teresa: Exactly! The past few weeks, I have been rocked by the sheer tonnage of lessons trying to fall into my head from all the leaders around me. Then i remember that, actually, it’s God’s lessons being filter through the people He loves.

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