This is my team, my specialized squad within our greater CO Belo Horizonte team: Fabiana Vidal in the middle, and Pedro Albuquerque to the right. We are referred to as the Resource Team. We do a multitude of things, but our greatest goal is support the front-line campus staff and their ministry.
Five years ago I stepped into the role of Resource Director. It was a bit nebulous as to what I would do, but I knew that my temperament, gifts, habilites and commitment to the vision of Campus Outreach would serve me well in this administrative role. The idea of supporting the ministry and being a "RESOURCE" to our team and organization really excited me. I had lots of help from some people before me who paved some of the roads, lots of help around me from our church administrator in conjunction with other Resource Staff in the US and help alongside me from some of our staff who were serving dual roles on the campus and resource teams.
However, sadly, I grinded away for the first few years doing a lot on my own. I am a doer by nature; so, I did... and did a lot. But there was always more than I could handle, or projects that were beyond my ability to resolve. By God's grace, he began to work through my Director, Demps Dempsey, and others to help bring a team around me. Not just warm bodies, but a team! A team composed of people who are darn good at what they do and equally committed to the vision of "building laborers on the campus for lost world" here in Brazil.
Fabiana is my sister-in-law. We go way back. I've been Fabiana's friend, family, campus director, roommate and now Resource Director. She concentrates on Event Planning and Assisting our Director, Demps. Pedro is a privilege to have beside me. I met him as a high-schooler, saw him give his life to Christ, discipled him throughout college, walked with him during his dating relationship and recent marriage, recruited him, hired him to work with me and one day believe he take over my job as Resource Director.
I've wanted to write this post for a while, but, recently, I have been humbled by their work ethic and excellence in serving our team in their roles and gifting. I thank God for allowing me to lead them, and desire to be used to develop them for a life of impact in His harvest field.