Thursday, April 30, 2009

Historic Week for International Leadership and Development Center

This week marks an historical week for our organization – LAMb/ International Leadership and Development Center. Our team partners, Lynn and Ruby Johnston have been working in Ukraine for over six years training social workers and leaders. They have preserved through many challenges as they have offered training to government and non-governmental agencies in the area of child welfare. So many incredible doors have been opened to them and the impact is felt throughout this country.

This week, I have had the privilege of mentoring new national trainers who will now take responsibility for training other social workers and foster and adoptive families. One of the goals of ILDC is to work themselves out of a job, so to speak. ILDC desires to train those within the country who can then build on that foundation. This week, we pass the torch of training family finders to those who will help to build a solid foster care system in this country.

I have found these wonderful people to be so creative, delightful and eager to learn. I have learned so very much from them.

Pictures from the training room....awesome people doing incredible work in Ukraine

Preaching and teaching in Ukraine
David's week has been full of training and teaching as well. He talked each morning to the staff at Father's House, preached Tuesday night and trained Thursday and Friday with Lynn on leadership.
Tuesday night at the sister church of Savlation Church of Kiev.

It is always wonderful to see so many young people and families.

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