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Prayer Campaign: Friday 22nd April

Today is a day of mission training modules at Bangalore Leadership Consultation 2016. Please pray for effective training and good learning to equip leaders well for mission. The modules cover key themes in the mission field: disciple making and church planting; missiology for indigenous leadership; loving Muslim neighbours; leader to leader mentoring and sustainability in mission. We give thanks for the insights of our experts doing the training and we pray that our participants find these modules useful for the future. Two fascinating case studies will form part of the modules: Rebuilding a nation (after the Nepal earthquake) and discipleship: Alpha in India.

Case Study: ‘A ha moments’ in DR Congo and beyond

Delegates at Faith2Share’s Depth Discipleship Consultation in Goma

At the Faith2Share office we continue to be amazed at how God works through our members after our Leadership and Depth Discipleship consultations. People make new connections, rekindle old friendships, share worries, swap ideas, hear about latest trends and thinking and pray together. And delegates are inspired to try new things. Two Kenyan mission leaders who met at Faith2Share’s Depth Discipleship Consultation in Goma, eastern DR Congo in November 2015 have now started working together. Dr Susan Kiragu, co-founder of Children in Freedom, led the first session in Goma on mission in a context of suffering. Another participant, Harrison Mungai, director of iServe Africa (a new Faith2Share member, see above) was so impressed that he asked Susan to visit IServe Africa in Kenya and share her message with some of the young Christians he trains to do mission outreach in Kenya and neighbouring countries.

Susan reports: “We shared my presentation and there were a lot of ‘aha moments’ among all who listened. Harrison and I are proof that the DR Congo consultation created needful and valuable networks among participants. We will soon explore how we can contribute to their curriculum more frequently.”

Rev Desire Mukanirwe, mission director for the Anglican Church of Congo, also attended our Goma consultation. He was moved afterwards to take a group of mission-minded children (active through preaching, praying and worshipping) to Bukavu on a mission trip. These young disciples met local Bukavu children who in turn caught ‘a fire for mission’. These young people now want to go and minister to another part of eastern DR Congo.

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones."

Proverbs 2:6-8