Monthly Archives: June 2019

Channels of Hope

Teaching to be a Channel of Hope

A comprehensive workshop discovering how church leaders can be involved in teaching about HIV and care for those living with HIV. It is a workshop that I have followed in South Africa in 2013 when it was organised by AIDSLink. And I have developed it into a workshop of 2-3 days for DR Congo. I have organised two workshops last year, in the CECA 20 church districts of Aba and Watsa. This year in November I will go to Bunia and teach the new CECA leadership. And…

Next month I will be for a two-day workshop in Koboko, Uganda. CECA has expanded into Uganda and the beginning of July some 12 pastors will meet for their executive council. Following these meetings I have been given the opportunity for this workshop. The teaching will be on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July! And of course it will be in English this time, so I have been translating what I translated from English to French back into English again.

July will be busy, as the school chaplains in the church district of Aru have asked for a Channels of Hope workshop also. That will probably follow the one in Koboko.

Lighting candles of commitment

Pray for our Bethsaida project

Bethsaida is our project that assists orphans to go to school. This year we have 28 students we support, both in primary and secondary school. One of the students, Heritier, who is in first year of secondary for the second year because he didn’t do well, was followed more this year and while he didn’t do well in the first semester, after having talked with him, his teachers and his uncle, he is on the way up.

Talking with Heritier and his uncle

However, another boy, who is in fifth year of secondary and was doing well, quit school in May and we are trying to pursue him to talk with him and with his grandfather. A meeting set up for this morning didn’t take place as the grandfather didn’t come.

Please pray for these two boys and their families. The other children, who are doing well, would appreciate your prayers also.