Sunday, March 1, 2009

The P.E.A.C.E. Plan

Today I met Bob Bradberry at the church. He is the Global Field Director at Saddleback Church in California. He is visiting to follow up on one of the PEACE Projects in Rwanda.

The PEACE Plan was started by Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church to provide solutions to the giant problems of the world: spiritual emptiness, selfish leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic diseases and illiteracy.

His PEACE Plan includes Promoting reconciliation, Equipping servant leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick and Educating the next generation. These five components of the PEACE Plan are identical to what Jesus did while He was on earth.

He was the prince of peace and the ultimate peacemaker by offering His own life as a ransom for many. He chose, equipped and developed 12 disciples into servant leaders. He cared for the poor and the sick in tangible ways. He told His disciples to be like children and taught them to be teachers of the truth and fishers of men.

Rick Warren's PEACE Plan works through partnership among three institutions: government, business and church. It is because the five world problems are so gigantic that any one institution cannot solve them alone.

The PEACE Plan has a project in Rwanda, which provides adult education through a 2,000 church network. UOB is exploring to work together on their "A" project: i.e. Assisting the poor. We have the system, knowhow, and people. Saddleback Church or the PEACE Plan partners have capital and the desire to assist the poor in developing financial self-reliance with dignity and respect. We will see how the Lord develops the alliance and where He leads us. It will be done only within His will and plan in His time.

Please pray that:

* we may witness God's blessing on many churches around the world that participate in the PEACE Plan;
* we may witness God's blessing in our efforts to work together; and
* we may witness God's blessing on many projects being carried out in His name so that people may be blessed. - Jeffrey

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