For those of you interested in international work, I’ve found a great new resource. It is called Gapminder, and it allows you to graph health and development indicators from around the world. Why is this so great? Because many people have a rather historical view of the world we live in. Want to know what I mean? Watch this 20 minute lecture by Hans Rosling on the changing data for global development indicators.
Life isn’t always milk and honey, but you may be surprised by just how much “progress” the world has been making. And if you are being called to international work, I challenge you to spend some time exploring the date for the country or region you are made to serve. Find out what progress has been made and what work is still being done. You may just find yourself staring at your future.