Prayers were answered while most of you were asleep in the middle of the night. The group arrived safely in Warsaw, with European Baptist Federation Vice-President Mateusz Wichary and his wife Beata holding the sign for FUTURE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION SUMMIT. While some of us were delayed in arriving, all of our luggage arrived along with us. Most of us are finding any opportunities to catch some sleep whenever possible.
We finally departed to Higher Baptist Theological Seminary, which is a beautiful campus in the midst of the city’s homes and businesses. Summit attendees continued to arrive as we unloaded our baggage except for overnight bags. We were told that we have men and women attending from 11 different countries.
During the bus trip to Auschwitz, which included a quick dinner stop at a Kentucky Fried Chicken with a very surprised staff, there was an illustration that helps answer a question that is asked a lot: “What is Future Leadership Foundation?”
A conversation on the bus that initially was about various fast foods chains, turned into a conversation about a project to educate students in another country. In the space of a few minutes different conversations were exploring if, and then how, Future Leadership Foundation could help. Various riders contributed ideas and shared how they could be involved.
And that’s really what FLF is in a nutshell: hearing a need, asking if FLF can be involved and then exploring what resources we can share. While it is premature to share this in any detail, it show the possibility of how FLF is built to respond to requests. It is also the goal of this week’s Celebrating Partners, Creating Partnership Summit, building new opportunities while at the same time celebrating what we are already doing together. #FLFPoland2023