As it is written here that Gold has been a treasured by cultures all over the world since the beginning of time. When we were growing up, we remember visiting many gold mining areas in our community in Kenya. I felt connected to this book as if it was being written for me, especially in the first chapter of introduction. In 1976, when I was traveling to school, I passed through several creeks which had no bridges and would cross by stepping on stones when the water level was low, and when it was high, I would use another route. One day in the morning on my way to school, the water level was shallow and could see the bottom of the river with clear water and stones stood up clear that I would step on them as I crossed the river. This particular day when I passed through, I saw one unique stone shining from the waterbed of the creek. I developed interest and went for it. I placed it in my school bag as it was not bulky. And at school, I never showed anybody what I was carrying until I reach home in the evening after classes. I showed the stone to my mom, and it meant nothing to her instead, she took it and said this is an excellent stone for holding the door. She appreciated me for getting such a beautiful stone for the house. A year later, I looked at the stone again after visiting the goldmine areas. I took the stone to a blacksmith in the nearest town. He looked at the rock and tried to tell me this was a stone closer to the gold, but it’s not gold. He attempted to buy from me at a meager price, but I refused. He later sent for me and told me the stone contains some gold and other minerals. He offered me an amount equivalent to $100, and I accepted very fast without hesitating. That was a lot of money for me. I later learned the stone was pure gold and was worth $20,000. I regretted, but it had gone anyway.
Camacho wrote that the Gold is beautiful, Pure, soft, and rare. All these attributes were part of the stone I got from the creek. Godly kingdom leaders are the same. They are precious moldable treasures called to serve as attractive representatives of the king of kings. Their hearts are soft, and their love for God and others is tangible. God sees their high value, and we should equally too.
Gold mining is a process that goes for the best only in life. God is always mining the best leaders for his purpose in ministry. It is unfortunate that many people I have seen mining in the minefields for years have never been rich at all; instead, they have been hustlers the rest of their lives. The agents who buy the gold are the rich fellows who get value the gold they get from the miners.
On the other hand, we have lived near the goldmine fields, but we have not seen gold as one may think we have. It is a very scarce commodity, although it’s everywhere. From my cultural view, searching for gold is one of the most challenging things one could ever imagine. It is not as Camacho is describing as if mining gold is one of the most natural jobs. There is a saying that any community where goldmine is taking place remains poor and never grows at all. I have never seen growth or developments in the area apart from the roads built to transport the product to the upper markets. We associate gold with a curse in culture. If gold is found in your community, you are forced to move by the government and never benefit from the proceeds. We have a very negative connection to the gold mining referred to by Camacho in this book. But the coaching model is excellent and appealing to my condition in leadership development.
Camacho says that coaching leadership feels more like a shepherd leading sheep than a CEO building corporation. It is much more relational, intimate, and patient. The pace is slower and more relaxed. This process is more comfortable than mining gold. No, wonder it’s hard to get true authentic good potential and trusted leaders.
 (Camacho, 2019) page4 Printed edition
 (Camacho, 2019)