BUSINESS PLANS 101 (Building a Business Plan, Part 1)

BUSINESS PLANS 101 (Building a Business Plan, Part 1)

This is the first in a series of 5 on writing business plans. The Lion’s Den in Chiang Mai, Thailand is on August 1—just 5 months away. If you’re living and working in the 10/40 Window and need capital, apply! Every one of the B4T workers who completed the due...
ON RAISING SUPPORT

ON RAISING SUPPORT

I have been questioned multiple times this week by friends and a few leaders in OPEN, “Why don’t you raise funds for the work you do?” My answer is that it is one way I have of ensuring that the work we do, the ministries we start, are truly under God’s leadership and...
THANK YOU GOD FOR CHERYL

THANK YOU GOD FOR CHERYL

You know, whoever said, “timing is everything” was right on. Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks), in the movie Cast-Away understood that. He thinks he had his life planned out perfectly, “no worries,” great job, a fiancee. Then his plane crashes, and he is left on a...
INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 3.0

INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 3.0

This is the final article in a 3-part series on integrity in business which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. We have defined integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles” and “the state of being whole and undivided.” It may...
INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 2.0

INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 2.0

This is the second article in a 3-part series on integrity in business, which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. In most Muslim countries, both the people and the governments are closed to Christian activities . . . or are they? Is there a kind of Christian...
INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 1.0

INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS 1.0

This is the first article in a 3-part series on integrity in business, which has been contributed by a worker in Turkey. We all intend and assume that whatever we do, we do with integrity. But do we? After almost 30 years living in a Muslim country and watching many...