WE CANNOT CREATE HISTORY IN ISOLATION
Working with Robbie Harper and Jacquelyn Lynn to craft the news release announcing our incredible new board members was an opportunity for me to reflect on the time I’ve spent serving on boards.
Serving on a board of directors is an honor and a responsibility, and it’s something I’ve had the privilege of doing for a dozen organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, over the years.
Please indulge me as I take a stroll down memory lane and share the story of my first board seat.
I was the newly appointed vice president of the West Texas Region in El Paso. In my position as the top officer for the gas distribution company in the region, I served more than 200,000 El Paso residents and ensured the smooth functioning of natural gas distribution at Ft. Bliss.
Shortly after my arrival, I met Richard Dayoub, a charming man who was well-connected, resourced and highly respected in the community—and the CEO of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. When Richard asked me to join the chamber’s board, I had no idea what God had in store for me.
The El Paso Chamber of Commerce and its partners have played a significant role in creating over 220,000 jobs across the region, injecting a staggering $4.6 billion into the economy every year. Although I can’t claim their accomplishments as my own, I’m honored to have played a small part in their impressive achievements during my time there.
I marvel when I look back and see God’s fingerprints on my life, don’t you?
There is never a coincidence, just the brush stroke of God’s great plan for each of us.
That time on the El Paso Chamber’s board was just one of the many ways God has prepared me for such a time as this.
God has given me and other accomplished leaders the vision to see the rise of a U.S. Christian Chamber of Commerce in our nation.
Such a monumental mission could never be a solo endeavor. It needs a wide range of earthly resources and talent all working under God’s precious guidance.
In Judges 7:2, “The Lord said to Gideon, ‘You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.’” (NLT)
Similarly, God is rallying leaders today to rise, unify and empower others to further His kingdom in the marketplace, fortify Christian businesses, and transform our cities. This collective vision is the bedrock upon which the U.S. Christian Chamber of Commerce stands.
But it’s not just about the board. By joining the U.S. Christian Chamber of Commerce as a member and attending the upcoming expo and national conference, you, too, can be part of this transformative movement. This is about building a legacy—one that future generations will recognize and appreciate.
Please come alongside us on this critical journey. We need you. We can’t create history in isolation.
Click here to read the news release that introduces our new board members. Know that we are all praying for you and our chamber, and we ask that you keep us in your prayers as we carry out the tasks God has called us to do.
Thank you for chambering with us.