A Successful End to 2018– And A Look Ahead to 2019

Dear Friends,

What a joy to see God’s had of blessing on the CLTI ministry because of your generosity!

Thank you for partnering with us in 2018!  Because of your gifts and prayers, we ended the year strong.  That means in 2019 we will get right to work, and can continue working on the first premier college preparatory high school in the city of Gompa in a timely manner.  

Our monthly giving has increased as more people catch the vision of our goal to build our school and empower the youth in our community. 

What’s ahead in 2019?

New ministry team member:   First of all, we welcome the newest member to our ministry team, Jill Kendrat.  Jill is our new Treasurer and will manage all of our finances.

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Jill Kendrat

Jill holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Ohio University, and has many years of experience.  She has spent most of her time in the non-profit sector, and spends a few hours each week using her skills at the National Christian Foundation in Indianapolis.  We are thrilled that she will also be helping us here at CLTI.

 

Foundation of the building to be laid:  We are preparing to purchase 2500 bags of cement needed to lay the foundation and ground floor.  We thank God for the steady pace that we have enjoyed in the construction of this important building.

Education support for staff:  We will provide sponsorship for two high-performing and

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Amelia Kpoblie

dedicated CLTI staff members so that they can reach their dream
of a college education. Amelia Kpoblie, our current administrator, will study accounting and finance at Liberia International Christian College.  Jefferson Polay, a full-time discipleship staff member, will enroll at ABC University to study pastoral theology.   

 

Empowerment of women project:  We will continue to provide entrepreneurship training and funding so that more single and vulnerable women can start a business venture, develop self-esteem and provide support and care for their families.

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Jefferson Polay (right) with Sei Buor (left) and Joe Williamson (center)

 

Aquaponic farming project:  In January of 2019 we received a generous grant from a CLTI partner that will allow us to set up our first aquaponic farming system.  We will raise tilapia fish and fresh produce in a water-based, soil-less symbiotic system on our property.  This will provide a source of future income for the school as well as provide a much needed food source for the community.

Our Mission is unchanged:

Bringing both short-term and lasting change to communities through

  • creative educational initiatives
  • leadership training, and
  • innovative entrepreneurship programs

Our vision is unchanged:

Transforming spiritually, socially and economically in all areas of the communities in which we serve.

Our strategy is unmovable:

To provide quality education to students, discipleship training to young adults, and entrepreneurship opportunity to underprivileged women.

Our gratitude:  Thank you for praying, for giving, and for continuing to partner with us to claim Liberia for Christ!

We cannot wait to see all that the lord will do through this school and through your faithful investment in Liberia.  Today, we want to say, “Thank you from our home to yours!”

Thank you for your support and prayers.   Together, let’s ask the Lord to make us fruitful in His service.  Please pray that the Lord will help us reach our goal of construction a premier college preparatory high school in Gompa, Liberia, and allow us to share the Gospel and disciple thousands of underprivileged young Liberians to find a bright future and the hope that is found in Jesus alone!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably ore than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”    Eph. 3:20-21

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Our college preparatory high school campus, with part of the aquaponics farming system in the foreground.

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