For the past three days, VCI Nigeria team had the privilege of attending one of the biggest conferences in my life, organized by EMS of ECWA missionaries, with more than 3000 missionaries and their spouses in attendance.
We are most excited because Viable Community Initiatives (VCI) Nigeria has trained most of these missionaries using OPOS. Some of them shared during the conference that they are grateful to VCI OPOS because it has changed their perspective and provided them with a new methodology in evangelism for the 21st century.
The VCI Africa Director Mac Phillips as well as EMS Director of ECWA, led a session on "Wholistic Ministry," emphasizing that the gospel must affect both your physical and spiritual well-being. He highlighted five basic home practices: Sanitation, Healthcare, Nutrition, Education, and Economic Security. He stressed that as much as we desire spiritual growth, we must also ensure a healthy environment.
During this mission, Bibles and charcoal stoves were distributed free of charge to aid them in their daily lives as missionaries. vcinitiatives.org ... See MoreSee Less
The solution for Africa's problems will be an Africa solution. If this seems hard to imagine, just picture strangers barging uninvited into your home with the solutions to your problems.
Imagine that they are so arrogant that they believe, with very little background, that you are incapable of solving your own problems and therefore give everything they think you will need to be successful.
Their solutions would have very little chance of success because they are not your solutions. The good news for Africa is that the solution is out there and it is profoundly simple, proven to work, easy to implement and cost very little.
Outsiders may be catalytic to change but are never integral to change. There are, however, some things we need to understand and believe. by - David Glenwinkel
"Empowering Communities Through OPOS in Namwendwa, Buyingo Zone, Kamuli District "
Right at this moment, a powerful transformation is underway in Namwendwa, Buyingo Zone, Kamuli District. We're conducting an OPOS session that's igniting the spirit of empowerment and unity within the community.
Your prayers are greatly appreciated as we embark on this journey of growth and self-discovery. With your support, we're confident that the impact will be profound and long-lasting.
The energy is palpable, with 17 men, 26 women, and 5 children coming together to participate in this empowering initiative. Their presence speaks volumes about their commitment to creating positive change.
Through OPOS, we're tapping into the collective wisdom and strength of the community, paving the way for a future filled with opportunity and prosperity.