Standing in the Tragic Gap

This morning, we had the opportunity to attend the Women in the World breakfast, put on by the Seattle International Foundation (SIF) which supports worldwide poverty alleviation efforts through grant-making and other activities, with a strategic focus on Central America.

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Julissa, Wendy and Digyana had the opportunity to meet and talk with grassroots women leaders from around the globe including several from their home countries of Guatemala and Honduras!  We were also pleased to chat with Pennye from Etta Projects about a potential leadership project in collaboration with NPH Bolivia.

The words of one of the speakers should remind us all of the purpose in our work with the NPHI leadership program in Seattle.  She spoke of standing in the “tragic gap” – of standing in the space  between the difficult realities of life and the potential and knowledge of what is possible.  As our year here continues, we hope to stand carefully and wisely in that space, empowering these emerging young leaders to return to their home communities better equipped to love and serve well.

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