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  1. 1. Sheffler Update file:///C|/Users/Cheryl/Documents/Slide%20Share%20Documents/Sheffler%20Update.htm[4/23/2014 10:23:25 AM] Sheffler Update April 2014 Ivory Coast Christian Mission Equipping Leaders to Train More Leaders Bob & Connie Sheffler sponsors of Christian Leadership Training Institute Grassroots Leadership Development Dear Friends and Supporters I am sending this update a second time because some of you did not get it the first time due to Yahoo and others blocking such emails being sent from private email addresses. I now have an email address for the website of grassrootsld.org that solves this problem. Sorry if you get this twice. - Bob TRACTOR PROJECT ALMOST COMPLETED We need $2,500 to complete this project. The farming season will soon start in Ghana. This project will purchase a used diesel Massey Ferguson 180 tractor, plow and wagon to be managed by a church started by Daniel Marley. The tractor will be contracted to do plowing for farmers so they can plant their crops early and receive better returns on their investment. Normally the land is tilled by hand which delays planting. Profits from the tractor will be used to plant more churches among the Konkomba people of Ghana. The project benefits the farmers and, most importantly, it will benefit the Kingdom of God. I know of one church and one individual who still have this project in their heart to see it to completion. We need this tractor now so it can be used in the busy planting season. HAITI Subscribe Share Past Issues RSSTranslate
  2. 2. Sheffler Update file:///C|/Users/Cheryl/Documents/Slide%20Share%20Documents/Sheffler%20Update.htm[4/23/2014 10:23:25 AM] Meeting with members of area church association Five leaders completed the training for teachers of the leadership development program. There is a potential for five classes to be started. The ad-hoc committee will work to get the classes started. I took 60 books in Haitian Creole for the first course. The potential for teachers and students in the five classes is almost 60. I met with the leaders of an association of churches in the Fonds-des-Blancs area to tell them about the program. If all goes well, I will return in July or August to train their leaders how to use the course books to do the three-step method of leadership development. I will also follow up on the new classes and take books for the next course. GHANA
  3. 3. Sheffler Update file:///C|/Users/Cheryl/Documents/Slide%20Share%20Documents/Sheffler%20Update.htm[4/23/2014 10:23:25 AM] Participants in Sempoa seminar. Stephen Ofori and Eric Afful held leadership seminars at Koforidua, Sempoa and New Jerusalem. The seminars were mostly a discussion on how to grow the church. Participants saw the need to start satellite churches and to focus on urban areas as well as rural villages. They saw the need to respect church leaders and to prepare messages and lessons that meet the needs of a higher educated membership. Church leaders need to utilize better administration and give the youth more opportunities to be active in the church work. NIGERIA
  4. 4. Sheffler Update file:///C|/Users/Cheryl/Documents/Slide%20Share%20Documents/Sheffler%20Update.htm[4/23/2014 10:23:25 AM] Night Crusade A new church was planted in the regional government center of Ikom. This was the result of a seven year vision and a long term plan that started several months ago through meetings with government and tribal officials to seek their approval and support. The timing seemed to be perfect. The Chief handed over land for the new church. The police provided security for the four day crusade leading up to the official opening of the church on March 17. Individuals and area churches brought equipment and funds for the crusade. The crusade started Thursday night and continued with activities all day Friday and Saturday. The evangelist, Jonathan Otu was introduced to the community on Sunday and officially ordained to the work of the new Ikom Christian Church. The church started with seventeen members. Twenty- eight plastic chairs and a pulpit were presented to the new church. IVORY COAST Three new classes have been started. Two are on the Vridi Island near Abidjan. One with twelve Twi speaking students and the other with six English speaking students. The other class is in Abidjan with five English speaking students. Juliet, Roujee's wife, is taking the women of the Anono Christian Church through a series of lessons on "The Fruit of the Spirit." One concern is the spread of Ebola Fever which started in Guinea and is moving eastward toward the nation of Ivory Coast. Thus far at least 120 have died. There is no cure for this disease and the morality rate is very high. PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS 1. Thank God for the new church planted at Ikom, Nigeria.
  5. 5. Sheffler Update file:///C|/Users/Cheryl/Documents/Slide%20Share%20Documents/Sheffler%20Update.htm[4/23/2014 10:23:25 AM] 2. Thank God for the leadership development seminars at Koforidua, Sempoa and New Jerusalem. 3. Thank God for the three new leadership development classes started in Ivory Coast. 4. Thank God for the successful training of teachers for the leadership development program in Haiti. 5. Thank God that Bob's back continues to improve after surgery in December. 6. Pray that $2,500 needed to complete the tractor project will come in time for the planting season in Ghana. 7. Pray for the growth of the new church planted at Ikom, Nigeria. 8. Pray that the new leadership development classes in Haiti will be successful and will enable the churches to grow. 9. Pray that the spread of Ebola Fever will be stopped. forward to a friend Copyright © 2014 Ivory Coast Christian Mission, All rights reserved. unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences

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