Unfortunately, I was unable to travel to East Africa during 2017. However, I did continue with the admin work for the 3 countries. We saw a number of Pastors graduate after 4 years of training. Graduation is always a wonderful time of celebration. For the Staff and Volunteers, it is always a joy to stand on the side-lines and experience the atmosphere created by the celebrations. To God be the glory.
As a Volunteer at EMIT, I have been blessed to participate in the training of these Pastors. The knowledge the subjects provide, equips these men and women to continue the work of the Lord successfully. Many entered the program feeling defeated and discouraged. Four years later, they leave with a spring in their step and an anointed determination.
Over the past 2 years, EMIT have begun a program to empower the women of Africa. Subjects include Entrepreneurship, Computer skills, Trauma etc. Women from all walks of life are invited to participate in the course, including amongst others, politicians, educators, business women and the lady who sells vegetables on the street corner.. A sense of anticipation is experienced at the training institutes. Many women have never had to opportunity to attend such training.