I vividly remember a dream I had years ago. It was while I was living in the charming mountain town of Summersville, West Virginia. The dream consisted of four sections. I was about to leave my post as Headmaster of a private school. The second was my promotion to the former position of Headmaster in a private school. The board chair, who was a local resident her whole life, was moving out. In the fourth section of the vision, I was preaching to large African American churches the topic of “You Have Settled in the Other Side of the Jordan.” In the dream, I saw that the great church had achieved great things and had a huge national ministry. But the Lord told me that they were still far from fulfilling their divine destiny. I was able and able to preach, and the Lord’s presence overtook that powerful church. He began to reveal His great plans for their future and give guidance. The church was filled with praises and worship. I was able regain consciousness after the dream.
Within weeks, the first three sections of my dream came true. I quit my job, and the dream teacher was made the interim head of school. The husband and wife of board chairman sold their family business and moved to another part of town. But the fourth part of the dream actually happened later. I was not able to understand this portion of my dream. It took me five years for this part of my dream to become clear. Recently, Chicago invited me to speak at an African American church and give a workshop on grant writing. While I was not able to fully grasp the message “You have Scot French settled on another side of the Jordan”, God told me to proclaim it. As I studied God’s Word, I was able identify the prophetic significance of the dream.
His top priority is a new web interface, which would link all VCDH thematically and allow users explore similar data from different projects. French said, “It is a time for us to rethink our existing projects and create new ones.” French said that he wants the VCDH projects – many of which are currently standalone – to be able to communicate more directly with one another by placing them within regional, global, and global contexts. He also hopes to illuminate common themes and allow users to discover intersections.