I sense that God is focusing Breakthrough Partners on the youth and young adults of Africa. More than 70% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa is under the age of 30. They are showing an unprecedented openness to be the agents of change. After more than 38 years of interaction in Africa, I am experiencing young people who actually believe that change is possible with God and that they can be used in this change.
God is doing a new thing, let’s not miss it. Isaiah 43:19 says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
Norm Edwards, the chairman of our board, just told me this story: “I heard of a professor in Burundi who asked his students if they thought that with God’s help they could change the course of Africa. He said no one raised a hand. Then at the end of the course, he asked again. This time, every student raised a hand. I believe progress is being made.” So do we!