Welcome to the website of Christian Leadership Training International (CLTI) and welcome to our blog! We are glad you have found us!
In early July 2002, as my family prepared to return to Liberia to launch Liberia International Christian College, fighting between various factions in Liberia escalated and we could not leave America. For almost 12 years we waited on the Lord! We raised our children and were really blessed to make hundreds of wonderful friends and partners who support Liberia. Then, on December 3, 2015, my wife and I made a permanent return to Ganta, Liberia. I served in the role of President of Liberia International Christian College. We helped co-found this college, and I have served as its first president since 2009. However, on July 14, 2016, I stepped down as new leaders emerged to grow the vision. I am very excited about what God will do through these new leaders!
In 2010, I wrote my first book, No More War: Rebuilding Liberia through Faith, Determination and Education. In this book, I chronicled my life journey from a heritage of ancestral worship, cultural polygamy, devastating civil war, through my greatest quest of all—the quest for Christ and quality education for Liberia, that will forever transform Liberia from decaying death to living hope. I do believe that the training of new leadership is the diamond of practical hope for a new Liberia.
It’s a New Day for Liberia
This is a time full of hope and possibility for Liberia! With the dawning of these new days of hope, Yah and I prayerfully look forward to the work that we are undertaking through Christian Leadership Training International. We have formed this ministry to commence the loving work of Christ among a new generation of leaders in Liberia, beginning in the city of Ganta. We will do this through partnership with Liberians and international partners as well. The mission of CLTI is to bring both short-term and lasting change to Liberia through creative education initiatives, discipling of leaders, and starting innovative entrepreneurship programs. Our plans are to:
- Provide needed resources to enable high school and college students to complete their education
- Empower or expand existing businesses
- Create a program that pastors and youth leaders can use to disciple their people and motivate them to serve their community
- Plan ongoing seminars and forums to brainstorm what is working, and what is needed in the community
- Support entrepreneurs by providing free, confidential advice.
We believe we have been prepared with our wealth of experience in leadership, coaching, mentoring, and pastoral ministry to provide a fresh perspective on Kingdom initiatives. Liberia culture is rapidly changing, and there is a great need for young leaders who understand what it means to live “integrated” lives. By this, I mean that high school students are learning to incorporate faith and spiritually while pursuing academic excellence. They will become balance leaders, and that will help them successfully engage the culture once they graduate from high school, pursue a college education, and start their own businesses.
But we cannot do it alone! We need “Field Workers” and “Home Enablers.” Would you prayerfully join us in this great work?
I would like to suggest three practical applications for your well-informed involvement and sense of ownership in Christ’s redemptive work in Liberia.
- Read about our work in Liberia past, present and future:
No More War: Rebuilding Liberia through Faith, Determination and Education
Vision, Valleys and Victories: Growing Liberia International Christian College
- Pray for this ministry:
Intelligent prayer is effectively done when compelled by God’s word and informed of the global world before us. It is a world fallen in depravity, but hopeful in the groaning will of the Holy Spirit for redemption. Pray well for the work of CLTI in Liberia!
- Partner with our ministry:
Hudson Taylor once said, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” May the love of Christ and the glory of the gospel compel your partnership of supply unto the redemption of Liberia.
We encourage you to “Follow” our blog by clicking on the link on the lower right side of this page and entering your email address. This will allow you to receive notification of blog updates directly into your mailbox. Very soon, we hope to have a convenient and easy way for you to donate to CLTI via this website. Until then, donations can be sent to:
P. O. Box 1123
Carmel, IN 46082
Sei and Yah