I am thankful for the dedicated Board of Directors that stands behind everything IAFR does. I’ve heard some peers speak in terms of fear and trepidation when they plan their board meetings. I thank God for the team of Directors who may not always agree with me or one another, but who unquestionably have the good of IAFR in mind in all they do.
While we meet monthly through online video conferencing, September is the month when we have our Annual face-to-face Board Meeting here in Minnesota.
Our first board meeting was held outside of a Famous Dave’s restaurant in Minneapolis back in 2009, so we will maintain tradition and start off our Annual Board Meeting weekend with an informal meal by Dave’s in our porch on Friday evening.
We will then convene at the IAFR office all day Saturday. We will assess the past year of ministry, solve some challenges and take care of necessary business. This is not the shiny part of the work – but it is ever so important as the board assures we are faithfully pursuing our God-given mission of helping people survive and recover from forced displacement.
I welcome your prayers as I make final preparations for the weekend – and for the Saturday board meeting itself.