As Buck Denver so sagely observes, Sonlight "won't make your plants grow." But as I spent this afternoon with Henry Reyenga of Christian Leaders Institute, I was reminded that things do grow out of Sonlight. And I'm not just talking kids and their education, or families and their bonds, or a love of learning. I was reminded of all the organizations and families we've been privileged to partner with in our giving opportunities. In fact, I got to meet Henry because of a guy we both knew over at Mission India, which hosted our first giving opportunity. Henry also talked a lot about how much his family loved using Sonlight, how successful his kids are today, and how one has already published a couple of books!
Hearing about how successful and bright and talented and amazing and world-changing and accomplished his five kids are made me wonder about my own life. But only a little. <cough>
"You should really start something that talks about all the books written by Sonlighters," he said. And I was immediately reminded of my Alma Mater's Books by Biolans. But then I remember that we already have something a little like that in the Sonlight Moments and Student Recognition forums.
Henry also said that without Sonlight showing him that there was another way to educate, he never would have had the idea to help start the Christian Leaders Institute. "This ministry, that trains indigenous ministers, literally wouldn't exist with what you do," he told me. ...granted, not me, of course. But us, here at Sonlight.
So, now I'm curious, what have you been a part of that Sonlight could help grow?
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