Sunday, August 20, 2017

Preemptive Love Coalition

Today, I'm excited to have Scott Layton on my blog.

Earlier this year, my wife and I decided to make a move to Waco, TX. Although we love Kentucky, we knew that we wanted to take part in a new adventure together by moving somewhere that we hadn’t lived before. Through this move, Kelli got an awesome opportunity to be the Director of Operations for Baylor volleyball. While this was amazing, it left me scrambling as I wondered what I would now do for a job. Luckily the Lord provided for us, and I was put in touch with an organization called Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC).





PLC has rapidly expanded in the last year or two and was looking for a new accountant at the same time as I was looking for a job. Perfect timing! I’m sure many of you are like I was initially and have never heard of Preemptive Love Coalition. Well, over the next couple of paragraphs, I want to tell you what we are all about.

In short, Preemptive Love is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love. This means that whether you are watching the events of blatant racism in Charlottesville, VA unfold on TV, or providing refugee aid to ISIS victims in Iraq, you love anyway and embrace conflict rather than run from it.

PLC also shows up. We want to be in the middle of coffee table conversations, conflict zones in Syria, and operating rooms providing lifesaving heart surgeries for Iraqi children. Wherever we are, we want to ask questions, risk failure, and be heard.

The final phase for PLC is getting out of the way. We want to provide food, water, and education for the oppressed, but we also want to bring peace, healing, and sustainable change to allow others to craft their own future. This means that when the time comes, we transition toward a mindset of relief to empowerment. We believe that local problems need local solutions.

This is just a brief breakdown of Preemptive Love’s mission. Our key areas of focus are heart surgeries for children, emergency relief, grants for small business owners, education, and peacemaking within the heart of war-torn Iraq and Syria.

Lastly, I want to state, as I am sure that you can clearly tell, that I am not a writer. Our team at PLC has some amazing writers producing incredible content that are official Preemptive Love Coalition material (this is not). I have only been with PLC for a short time, so if what is mentioned above intrigues you in the slightest, please check out our website at www.preemptivelove.org
or follow us on social media @preemptivelove and help wage peace with us.

Scott Layton

13 comments:

  1. Oh how amazing! What a great ministry!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Janet. PLC does a lot of great things.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful organization! So happy for Scott!! I know they are thrilled to have him as part of their team!!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful organization! So happy for Scott!! I know they are thrilled to have him as part of their team!!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Alice! And thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Spreading love! We know this is what Christians are commanded to do. Good to know there are organizations such as PLC enabling people to serve in this way, offering comfort and help where most needed. Thanks for sharing, Scott and Jackie!

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    1. Hi Sherida, thanks for stopping by. The more I learn about PLC, the more I'm in awe of their work.

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  5. This organization sounds amazing, Scott! What an impactful group to be a part of! I've followed them on Twitter and looking forward to hearing more!

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    1. Hi Misty, thanks for supporting PLC.

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  6. What a fabulous organization! I hope you love central Texas! Go to Lampasas akd have a Storm's burger for me. I'd love to add PLC to my list of worthy organizations on my website.

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    1. Hi LeAnne, thanks for supporting Scott. Maybe next time I visit him, I can go to Lampasas too.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the organization, Jackie and Scott! It's new to me.

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    1. Missy, thanks for stopping by. The more I learn about PLC, the more impressed I am.

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