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Attribution Errors

Posted by Dan Bolin on March 29, 2017 @ 9:37
“I cannot at the same time accept the glory and give God the glory... Glorifying God means being occupied with and committed to His ways rather than preoccupied with and determined my own way. It is being so thrilled with Him, so devoted to Him, so committed to Him that we cannot get enough of Him!” 
Chuck Swindoll
Attribution errors occur when we misunderstand or misrepresent the sources of our successes or failures. 

Concerning success, we tend to see good things as a result of our strength, wisdom, skill or persistence. We see the achievements of others as due to good fortune or help from their parents or friends.

When it comes to failures, it is just the opposite. We fail due to circumstances beyond our control. Others fail because they make bad decisions or are lazy or foolish.  

When David was convincing Saul that he, as a young boy, should be allowed to fight Goliath he said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:37)

No attribution error from David. He knew that God was working through him to accomplish great things. David viewed his moments of success from a theological perspective. He did not attribute his success to his own skills and abilities, but to the Lord. 

Don’t create an attribution error and misrepresent the source of the success you experience. Give God the glory for the good work He is doing in and through your life. 
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International Director - CCI Worldwide

 A year ago at CCI-Worldwide 2016 REFRESH Summit in South Africa, Vladimir Shevchenko was one of the speakers for the Academic Partnerships Symposium. Since then CCI-Ukraine has been praying and talking to a few Christian education institutions about teaching a course on camping. They are scheduled to teach a 40-hour camping course at a seminary in Ukraine on April 3 – 7. They thank God for this opportunity to teach a camping course at a seminary. Please pray that this course will develop into a long-term partnership and will spread over to other seminaries and Bible colleges.
Please pray for El Monte, a leading Christian camp in central Mexico. According to Paul Wilson, director, the long-standing court battle over the ownership of the camp’s land has ended. Even though the preponderance of evidence favored El Monte, their opponents have prevailed. El Monte’s attorneys   attempted to learn of the verdict on two occasions but they were not informed of the outcome until after the time had expired for an appeal to be filed. Please pray for our friends at El Monte, that God would provide the wisdom, strength, courage, and peace needed at this time.   

CCI-UK has one member of staff off for a second month and another about to start six weeks' sick leave with a knee replacement. They value prayers that their temporary stand ins would be able to hold the fort and keep servicing our members' needs. They are also looking to recruit a part timer to help with CSCBG, the buying group. They would appreciate prayers for the right time to do this and the right applicants for the post. Finally, CCI-UK members are facing many challenges in the areas of governance and legislation; please pray for them as they try to keep the main thing the main thing.

Australian camp sites have a few weeks to go in the very busy first term of the school year, where many camps are at their busiest. Please pray for them to have energy, patience, strength and joy in the Lord as they serve others.

Please pray that God will prepare the hearts of the presenters and participants for the CCI-Romania national conference April 7-9.  Pray that God will bring everyone He desires and that the theme of Equipped, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:1) will have an impact on everyone.
Please pray also for Andreas van der Elst and his family as they are awaiting another child and are looking for a new place to stay. Also pray for safe travelling for those coming from far and close by as Romania has challenges on the roads. They are looking forward for what God will do this conference in the hearts and minds of the people and through them in Christian Camping in Romania.

Please pray for CCSA and the preparations happening now for South Africa’s National Day of Prayer on April 22 in Bloemfontein. Please pray also for the CCSA Conference planning. Their theme is Faith Activated. Pray for regional meetings to be held in second quarter and for much needed rain in Cape Province. Finally, please pray for the wellbeing of CCSA Members.
CCI-Latin America will be offering an all-day training event in Tegugicalpa Honduras in “purpose-driven recreation” on April 1. They are expecting leaders from churches, businesses (Human Resource Dept), and youth ministries to learn how to use CCI-Latin America’s Game Encyclopedia (1000+ fully illustrated games) and training activities.

Pray for CCI-Spain:
  • Praise the Lord for new camp members to the CCI-Spain association. These new ministries are excited and will be a great addition to the fellowship of camps in Spain. Pray for those who are interested that if the Lord wills they will become part of the movement as well.
  • Pray for the new board of Directors of CCI-Spain. They are a godly group of men and women and CCCI-Spain is thrilled to see what God is doing and will do through them in the coming years. 
  • Please pray for each camp and camp program that God, the Creator of all things, will give very creative ideas to reach the people in Spain with the Gospel and see them grow in Him.
  • Ask the Lord to bless the spring programs each center has organized the God will get glory to His name through it all.

CCI-Latin America - April 1 - Purpose-Driven Recreation training event - Honduras
CCI-Romania - April 7-9 - National Conference
CCI-Ukraine - April 21-23 - Staff Training Workshop
CCI-Ukraine - April 30 - May 2 - Staff Training Workshop
CCI-Albania - May 4-7 - Annual RrKK Conference - Erseka
CCI-Ukraine - May 6-9 - Staff Training Workshop
CCI-Latin America and CCI-Brazil - May 15-19 - Joint Convention - Iguazu Falls, Brazil
CCI-Mexico - June 2-4 - North Sectional Conference - Chihuahua
CCSA - June 6-9 - Annual Conference - Heron Bridge
CCI-West Africa - June 12-16 - Training Event -Accra Ghana
CCI-West Africa - June 17-18 - Consultation - Freetown, Sierra Leone
CCNZ - July 30 - Directors Manager Training - Pacific Park
CCNZ - July 31 - August 3 - Conference - Totara Springs Conference Center
CVA-Australia – July 31-Aug 2 – Leaders Forum 17
CCI-Netherlands - Nov 7 - Semi-Annual General Assembly
CCNZ - Nov 17 - AGM - Aucklands
CCI-Mexico - Nov 17-20 - National Conference - Tabasco
CCCA - Dec 4-7 - Annual Conference - The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, CO
Please let us know if I have missed any important dates.
If you would like to be added to our mailing to circulate prayer requests, email dan@cciworldwide.org.Thank you for taking time to read and pray for these items. May God bless you for your support of CCI-Worldwide.  
Dan Bolin| CCI Worldwide | P.O. Box 9508 | Tyler, Texas | 75711 | 
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