I Could Have Done More

Just back from an exciting finance meeting of the Vine Trust. Yes finance meeting can be really interesting. The truth is if you want a forward looking organisation make sure the people in control of the finances are forward looking. There are just so many wonderful things going on and its great being the Chairman with a "can do organisation like the Vine Trust". So many fantastic opportunities. Picking up on the opportunities is another challenge. I am so thankful that we have some amazing people working for the Trust. We have a fantastic staff committed to highlight the plight of Street Children in Peru and also working so hard to help recruit medical volunteers who will go and work on one of our ships in the Amazon. I'm also impressed with the people who serve on the Board and the Committees of the Trust. I guess we owe a great deal to the leadership of Willie McPherson our Executive Director. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WtO11m2mcs[/youtube] Tonight we were talking about the passion that drives us in this kind of work. Yes believe it or not we have a few passionate accountants on our Finance team. Anyway i was talking to the group about Schinder the man who rescued over 1100 jews from the hands of the Nazi's. the above is a clip from the film. I was telling one of our committee about this very moving incident in the film. It always makes me think that I could do more. What is it that holds me back? What do you think holds us all back from doing more? I was talking to a fellow minister who tells me he often asks people this question when they tell him they are too busy. If its a woman. He asks her do you paint your toe nails? If she says yes, he say "I rest my case, you've got too much time on your hands" I'm not sure what he says to the men folk. if you have any ideas I'd love to hear from you. The point is we always find time for the things that are important to us. Maybe the question to the men folk is " Do you play Golf?" Anyway the above is a clip from Schindler's list.
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