|Vision: I can see clearly now ...|
This week, February 13-17, representatives from the CRC in SL met in Kabala for Strategic Planning, under the able direction of David Tyokighir of Nigeria (who also facilitated last April's first-ever strategic planning). This group gathered at length each day - from 9 AM to 6 PM - to establish goals, strategies and objectives for participating in God's advancing Kingdom in Sierra Leone. Joined by observing stakeholders from CRWM and CRWRC, the church worked to establish a framework for the healthy, interdependent emergence of the denomination.
|Group work designed to give structure to CES within CRC SL.|
|The meeting room on the ground floor of the CES/CRC SL offices. Approximately 35 participants gathered each day.|
|The group also broke bread (ate rice) together, including morning tea.|
|Nigerian facilitator David Tyokighir, CRC SL pastor Gabriel Mattia from Bo and CRC Kabala Junior Senior Secondary School teacher Mark Marah.|
|CRWM's Ron Geerlings lends a listening ear to CRCSL's Rev. John Phiri.|
In our meetings, there was significant encouragement to ensure that this strategic plan becomes living word in the church - not a dry, dusty document, which is left on a shelf somewhere.
Thank God for the Living Word who gives life to His church - and we pray that he continues to breath life into the Body.