If you score, I score. It's true in football and it's true in life and it's still good advice for me to remember today.
Scott Ribble shares his experience of stepping away from his role with YouthHope temporarily to help the construction process of the Center for Global Outreach (“CGO”).
“I stood on the edge of a field with orange cones... Kindergarten flag football. Each player knew how to be an important part of the team - touch the ball. Yet, the goal of a football team is to score points not just to touch the ball. So what about the rest of the non-ball-toucher players? I told my son, ‘If they score, you score!’, and I tried to get him to see the value of blocking for the ball carrier.
If you score, I score. It's true in football and it's true in life and it's still good advice for me to remember today. I have no doubt that one of the reasons God brought us here is to build His kingdom by serving the missionaries of New International as a carpenter and contractor. That’s not what I thought God was planning when He brought us here, though. So, as much as I know ‘if you score, I score’ is true, it's hard to believe that I'm as valuable a ‘missionary’ as the ones who seem to be ‘carrying the ball’.
The New International office [CGO] is the hub of the mission. It’s another example of “if you score, I score.” Without our HR, finance and media teams, New International missionaries would have a harder time doing what they do on the front lines.”