It seems to me that the kingdom of God must always be built from the back office and mixed and baked in the kitch- en. It’s real and alive, and all about life, love, bread, wine, and Jesus. In a lot of ways, it re- minds me of Jerusalem, the holy city itself. Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was laid in the grave but walked again, is a wild place, untamed and a little dangerous. And yet Coptic priests walk around with gal- lon plastic bottles of corn oil, filling the lamps that smoke and flame with holy fire. They wash down the altars in front of Gol- gotha by throwing buckets of soapy water onto the stone and scrubbing the floors with common mops from the market in the Old City. It’s as real and alive and everyday as it is holy. Where else but the back office or the kitchen would you start building God’s kingdom? It’s where all the real stuff happens. 5 servant’s heart to her work. On meeting her, I was like Dorothy in Jerry McGuire – she had me at hello – I’m a former invest- ment banker. It’s Mi- chela, with her lovely dark blue hair (she calls this her I’m never going back to I-bank- ing hair), who sees her work as building God’s kingdom from the back office. I think this is a perfect description of the Compass Rose Society’s work. Our focus for the past year, and through 2020, will be gathering resources for scholarships for the estimated over 50% of the 950 bishops around the global Anglican Communion who cannot afford to attend the Lambeth Conference. The Lambeth Conference is a great workhorse of Anglicanism, one of the four official instruments of communion in addition to the unofficial fifth instrument of the Compass Rose, and it cannot do its good work while missing over 50% of its great bundle of life. Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5 CRS Board in the garden at the Anglican Communion Office with AGM guest speaker The Most Rev. Thomas Oommen, Moderator of the Church of South India.