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Global Fellowship Update

Wednesday 7th March 2018

An update from Chief Executive Officer, Steve Dickinson on developments across the globe.

Dear Friends,

I seem to have completed a year’s travel in the last couple of months of 2017. In late September I was in northern Italy meeting with members of the Ghanaian Methodist Church in Modena. Here the Ghanaian community that has been established over many years has brought the organisation that played a pivotal part in their youth in their homeland to a new situation. I was impressed during my discussions with the realisation among the prospective leaders that you simply couldn’t repeat the Ghana experience and that adapting to new circumstances was critical for success.

In October I travelled to Kampala to share in a trainers’ workshop with delegates from Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda as well as the Ugandan hosts. The workshop saw the launch of the East African Training Manual which will seek to harmonise the leader development programmes across the region and which has been partly funded by Global Fellowship.

Later in October I returned to Africa, but this time to Ghana. The organisations in the former West Africa Region had not met for some time and GF sponsored a meeting at which there were representatives from Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo. Meeting with individual organisations highlighted current strengths and challenges. Joint meetings looked at areas of common concern and whether united approaches might bring benefit. Leader training was seen as the most critical issue and action plans were drawn up to create a West African
Training Manual.

I was home for a few days and then flew to Hong Kong to meet with BB Hong Kong and with representatives of BB Asia. Tim Pratt, Global Fellowship’s Chair and I received very warm welcomes and hospitality and it is hoped that foundations were laid for developing relationships between GF and BB Asia.

Four very different situations, but each underpinned with the objective of sharing the Gospel with young people. Please continue to pray for these situations, that progress might be made and the Kingdom advanced.

Every blessing,

Steve Dickinson
Chief Executive Officer

Follow Steve on Twitter at @SteveGlobalF

Global Fellowship is currently seeking the appointment of a new CEO, following the announcement that Steve Dickinson will be stepping down from the post in July 2018. Please have our global family and Steve in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

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