Arrival, settling, reconnecting, Christmas celebrations ... all these had to happen before Phil could hit his stride.
The plan seemed simple. Set aside four months to complete the curriculum for the on-line SBS. This on-line course has been at least 5 years in the making, and Phil spent years gaining accreditation through YWAM’s training arm, The University of the Nations. Practical and foundational training is especially relevant to those in the midst of ministry. The on-line course is designed especially for these people who find it difficult to come away from their ministries to a residential course.
Now we have found that we are not alone ...
Some YWAM Kona entrepreneurs have shifted the Foundations in Community Development (FCD) school into an on-line format and set January as their launch date. Allan, the consultant who for years has walked with Phil through the process of adapting the SBS material, is arriving from Australia this weekend to advise and teach on the FCD . Phil gets him in his spare time!
The profile of YWAM on-line learning has skyrocketed suddenly; we only learned of FCD going on-line upon our arrival. We are marvelling at God bringing us here at this time when ideas and skills are converging.