Have you heard of the word, KAIZEN’?

It’s a Japan­ese word and busi­ness phi­los­o­phy mean­ing con­tin­u­ous incre­men­tal improvement’.

It rejects the idea of striv­ing for rad­i­cal overnight change or suc­cess, and focus­es instead on the small, con­sis­tent steps of every per­son, every day, work­ing togeth­er towards the goal. It means hold­ing the ground that has already been tak­en, and steadi­ly mov­ing for­ward, together. 

Faith­ful steps of obedience

This is very much our approach — eyes set on the long-term goal, invit­ing and encour­ag­ing every­one to take part, valu­ing each per­son as cru­cial in the process. Not dis­cour­aged when things take time, but encour­aged to see the con­tin­u­ous, steady move­ment towards our God-giv­en goal. Small steps to incred­i­ble, last­ing transformation.

100,000 com­mu­ni­ties trans­formed by 2030 might seem like an over-ambi­tious goal, but as we have tak­en steps every day towards this, armed with the strength and grace of God, we are see­ing it happen!

So be encour­aged today! Your small, faith­ful steps of obe­di­ence are yield­ing great things. Being a world chang­er does­n’t usu­al­ly look fan­cy. It’s as sim­ple as show­ing up each and every day and tak­ing those small steps forward. 

Today we are thank­ful for you, whom with­out your part­ner­ship, with­out your faith­ful steps of obe­di­ence, none of what we do would be possible.

What are your dreams? How can the prin­ci­ple of Kaizen be an encour­age­ment to you today? 

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