JUST-IN-TIME GRACE

The following is submitted by a tentmaker in the Middle East. In operations management, just-in-time delivery is enabled by modern statistical techniques, real-time data, and high-quality tracking devices. The more that is known about demand, the better projections...

LONELINESS ON THE FIELD

Contributed by a B4T worker in the Arab world I’ve often reflected on how much more lonely I am on the field. I used to have a great deal of close friends (in a sense, I still do – I just only see them once every year or two). “Life on life” is not a 100% money-back...

TESTING & TRIALS

The parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule who accidentally fell into a well. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth saving. So, he called his neighbors together and got them to haul dirt to...

REDEEMING COMPANY CULTURE

This post is contributed by a worker in the ME. You don’t have to let something slide for long before it becomes the new normal. Culture is what culture does. Culture isn’t what you intend it to be. It’s not what you hope or aspire for it to be. It’s what you do. So...

BURNING THE BOATS

The following is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world. Hernando Cortez was famous for the legend of landing in South America with only 700 men and an ambitious goal of conquering the continent for Spain. In order to ensure his men didn’t retreat in the face of new...

THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL

In August, at our network’s gathering, over 150 B4T workers, 100+ children, and another 100+ coaches, member care workers, investors, and mentors gathered to worship and celebrate God’s goodness, prayed over one another, shared, encouraged, and built one another...