Kumveka, a non-profit marketing agency, began a decade ago today. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Expressing gratitude raises two questions:

What are we thankful for?

Who are we thanking?

What are we thankful for?

Our clients. We got into this work to use our marketing gifts and professional experience to serve Christ-focused ministries around the world. Every ministry has an amazing story to tell. Each seeks to build God’s kingdom using their gifts. We have been able to multiply the efforts of the 50 ministries we’ve served by contributing our gifts to God’s work in the world. 

Our team members. Starting with the incredible talents of my first team member, Autumn Lunsford, to our most recent hire, our team continues to live out our values of Loving Well, Executing With Excellence, Learning Constantly, and Initiating Solutions. No group of people are as impressive or have taught me more. 

Who are we thanking?

Jesus. For Christians, this might seem obvious. But the realities of running a small non-profit have served to reinforce our dependence on Christ. He has been kind, generous, and faithful. We echo David in Psalm 145:3-7:

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.”

What’s next? 

My prayer today comes from Eugene Peterson’s book A Long Obedience in the Same Direction - that as individuals, and together as the ministry known as Kumveka, we would not be tourists, but disciples and sojourners. God grant us the wisdom and courage  to obey day after day after day.

May this prayer mark our next 10 years.


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