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Stepping Back... Before Moving Forward

"For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?" (Luke 14:28)

This year has truly been a year of new beginnings for many of us, including myself. The hardest decision to make was pausing our 2013 summer program, "UNSPOKEN WORDS, a voice for homeless youth". After months of juggling and forcing things to move forward I finally found peace with taking a step back in order to lay a stronger foundation that can hold the vision of our future. The Bible says, "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost…" (Luke 14:28). This summer program has been nothing but a blessing to me and has allowed for great relationships to grow within the Unspoken Words family. My initial thought was, “No…the show must go on!” but soon after acknowledging the wisdom behind taking a step back in order to move forward, I was able to see the greater purpose and became excited about building a tower for our programs. Many of us, including myself, struggle with stepping back because throughout our life we are told to move forward. However, taking a step back doesn't mean you've failed. Sometimes you have to take that step back to let the Lord get in front of you again and take you to where you’re supposed to be. A game of follow the Leader if you will. So here I am, here we are, and here we go! Special thank you to Javier Maisonet for coming alongside the vision and mission of One Heart One Soul with his expertise in Organizational Development and Strategic Planning. We are ready for this journey and invite you all to come along!

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