1. Impacting Leaders Impacting Africa:
Creating Network and establishing good partnership among our fellow Africans.
I have had a very good time in Dare Salam, Kilimanjaro and Arusha, Tanzania in this month. I have attended and spoke on the Leaders Transformation conference in those cities. The objectives of the conference were:
• To discuss on how can we bring true transformation in Africa.
• To create network and partnership among ministries to accelerate the transformation process in Africa.
• To share one another our best practices in each of our countries.
The conference was organized by a ministry called Global Bride Ministries which is based in Los Angeles, USA. The founder and leader of this ministry named by Pastor Michael Park. He is originally from Korea but live in USA for more than 40 years. We are partnering with this ministry for many years.
Discussion time with Pastor Park and his team
And now they have come up with idea of how can we help our African farmers by introducing them Organic Farming Method. We discussed on the needs of Organic Farming Method to secure food in Africa. This is one of things that we need to bring transformation in Africa. Currently, the governments of many Africa countries are promoting fertilizers, chemicals and GMO seeds to our farmers. And our land is getting polluted by the chemicals of insecticides and pesticides. And also our farmers are having hard time of affording to buy the fertilizers and all other chemical in puts and are getting in to debt and selling their lands to repay their debts.
Due to all those reasons teaching our farmers with natural ways of Organic Farming are very important in these days. So, we have discussed this issues with our partner the way forward.
I also spoke on the church meetings and prayed about all those plans. We thank God for this new vision of helping our farmers.
Speaking on the conference and praying time.
2. Visiting, Encouraging and Training our leaders in Southern Region of Ethiopia.
One of master trainers Pastor Getahun Abebe went to the Southern region of our country in this month to visit, encourage and train our leaders. More than 40 leaders from the surrounding city of Awasa gathered together for prayers, sharing and discussing their challenges. More than 50 local churches have planted in that region just recently. And we thank God for His amazing work.
Leaders meeting in Awasa, Southern Region
These are praises and prayer request items to pray about with us: –
• Thank God for the growth of our ministry Unite4Africa in terms of impacting and transforming many lives and nations in Africa.
• Thank God for the partnership we have to transform Africa and the passion, vision and commitment that our leaders have.
• Pray for this organic farming idea that may God would use it to help our farmers and their families so that they will be able to tackle poverty and to ensure food security.
Samson Weldemariam /Pst/
Vice – president and Africa director of U4A