At A.L.I., we are guided by six core principles captured in the acronym: B.E. C.A.L.M.

B est: Reach for your highest & best offerings; not to BE THE best, but to GIVE YOUR best.

  • “I want you to be able always to recognize the highest and the best, and to live sincere and blameless lives. I want to see your lives full of true goodness.” (Phil 1:10-11)
  • Ow’amaanyi amatono : y’agatumbula. (One of little strength still does his best with it.)

E arn it, keep it: Keeping a good reputation is even more important than earning it.

  • “A good name is to be more desired than great wealth. Favor is better than silver and gold.” (Prov 22:1)
  • Obwesigwa kwe kusaanira obwesige abalala bwe bakussaamu. (Trustworthiness is being worthy of the trust others place in us.)

C ommuni-what? Communicate!

  • “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” (Prov 25:11)
  • Okusirika tekumara nsoonga. (Silence does not solve problems.)

A lone, you are not: When we function from places of alone-ness, we lose.

  • “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Cor 12:26)
  • Agenda amamgu agenda yekka, agenda ewala mugenda babiri. (If you want to go quickly go alone, want to go far, go together.)

L ittle gardens must be tended before we get our big farms.

  • “You’ve been trustworthy over a few things, now I’m going to put you in charge of much more.” (Mat 25:21)
  • Bwe tuba nga tusaanidde okwesigibwa, tusikiriza ebintu bingi. (When we are worthy of trust, we attract abundance.)

M ake it beautiful: intend that all the works of your hands will result in pleasant presentations and offerings.

  • “God shines from the perfection of beauty.” (Psalm 50:2)
  • Obulungi : bukira obugagga. (Beauty is better than riches.)