A key component of GOING DEEP (2016–2019) at ISMC is what we call Fruitful Fit.
Our goal is simple: that our alumni fit in well and thrive in life and leadership wherever God takes them (see Word from the President about M. in Egypt). We also want something for ourselves as international student workers: to be more deeply embedded in the international student and mission picture globally.
Easier said than done, but here is how we seek to achieve these goals: the national leadership team is planning a significant mission to Ghana March 7–18.
The Ghana trip objectives include:
- national team building—including its quarterly retreat
- international cultural experience—it is just not right that as a mission working with internationals, none of our senior leaders has ever been to Africa
- partner development—with significant funds coming from Ghana to ISMC over the last four to five years, the least we can do is be there to acknowledge our international partners
- capacity building—training international student ministry workers in Ghana
- returnee ministry—following up and encouraging further impact of Canadian alumni who are back in their home country after studying in Canada.
In accordance with their world-renown Ghanaian hospitality—akwaaba—our hosts want to bear much of the cost of our room and board, but we deem it right to raise as much of the $13,400 budget (including travel) as possible.
Would you help us go to Ghana, on your behalf, on this significant multipurpose mission?
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