Remember to lift up in prayer this week a short-term mission team CCC is sending to Mali to work with Dusty & Julia Reynolds in their Christian business called Sababu.
Part of the Reynolds dream for this business is to create a different kind of business – a business that will shine brightly as it represents Jesus Christ. Part of the way they are doing this is by providing amazing benefits to their employees. So the team of 9 that will leave for Mali this Friday, December 3rd, will be doing a couple of different things.
First, Jim Nichols, Brian Smith, Dave Price, and Dennis Wheeler will be providing business and management training for the key managers and supervisors. In addition to this, they will act as one-on-one mentors for these managers to help them become the best leaders they can be.
The second part of the team, Dr. Jim Simmons, Shyla Schmidt, Ali Holtrop, Tom Ezell, and Shelly Nichols, will work with the employees and their families to provide medical checkups and basic medical care. They will also document their medical history so in the future when they see Malian doctors they can take their medical history with them. We take this for granted in America but this is unheard of in Mali. In all, they anticipate seeing 125 to 150 people during their time in Mali.
The Reynolds have turned this business over to the Malian leadership, as planned, and will begin the next phase of their project here in Omaha starting in 2011, where they will become the sales and marketing arm of Sababu here in the US.