Kim (BlueSky Executive Director) and LeAnn (BlueSky Director of Development recently had the opportunity to attend Q (www.qideas.org) in Washington DC thanks to BlueSky Board member and 5 time Q attendee, A.B. Puckett. This event is a place where Christian leaders can gather to discuss the church’s role in all of the major issues of today including character development of leaders and their world impact. Im and LeAnn sat in a room for 2 days with 700 other Christian leaders, and had the privilege of listening to incredible presentations. They heard from over 30 presenters and felt like they were ‘drinking from a fire those for those 2 days.’
In addition to hearing challenging information, they also met some incredible people. They had the privilege of having dinner with Os Guinness, founder of Trinity Forum and international speaker/ author, and several of his associates. It proved to be a rewarding time for them to share BlueSky’s vision. The event provided both Kim and LeAnn a great platform to grow and be challenged as well as network with other like-minded people.
One of the over-arching themes of the conference was the critical need to develop leaders rooted in character and truth to transform communities; what an affirmation to know that BlueSky is meeting this relevant need.
In addition to attending an incredible conference, Kim and LeAnn also got to meet the mother of Bryce Wilkins, one of our Youth staff. It was such fun for Bryce’s mom to get to meet some of his teammates and to hear more about life in Kenya. Kim and LeAnn loved getting to meet Bryce’s mom and connect with the larger ‘BlueSky family.’