Out of this reading what stood out the most to me is the idea of relationship. I love this because in the US many churches are about numbers and not the people. I love these readings because all of them make me reflect on what I am doing now. From this program I began a bible study at one of my church members house. And the bonding was off the chain. She passed away while I was in Hong Kong but she was the only person who wanted to have Bible Study at her house. I have no words to say how much that hurt me while I was in Hong Kong. I talked to her till the day I left. But she was more into relationship and being more connected like the book revealed. “Leadership is defined by the relationship crafted between a leader and the people who decide to follow that person – happily or unhappily.” I realize that I cant please everyone I lead and I am cool with that and I will never try too. Being myself is hard enough and I am going to just do that because you will never make everyone happy and that should not be your goal. I asked one of my church mothers to leave the church because she caused too much drama. And she did. But she came back and repented. I kept a relationship with her because I loved her. And we cool now.
I used to run a construction company and I still have it. I have a friend that has a construction company who thinks I was the reason he has one. We built a hotel when him and me were in our twenties and he said that’s what started him to believe. Relationship matters “Business is no different it too –is built on relationships.” I really think our relationship at the right time and at the right season is why he is doing great in construction. I have left everything for Christ. The money I used to make was so great and the euphoria that went with is gone. But today I love what I do for people more and that’s more important.
I am utilizing all the social network tools that I can. I am not as computer savvy as I should but I am slow with everything anyway. But I know that Charlene Li is right on point. We have to get into what is reaching more people and not living in yesterday. We have to use what we have. I was saying to some people we should never go back into the former years. We are created for today and I believe God wants us to use all tools, all media, all Internet accesses and all things we have today to reach the world. The gospel shall be preached in every part of the world. In the 21st Century we have the tools and the power to make that happen. We live in the greatest time! We must make the most of it!
 Charlene Li, Open Leadership:How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You lead” (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010) 9.
 Ibid., 9.