Today we did a workshop for a youth organisation who are living beside us….they are called Brighter minds for a progressive future. We taught on the practice of self reflection, the defined roles in a team and communication skills
Welcome to our TKT Newsletter Issue No.2 for Autumn/Winter 2019
“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations” – Psalm 33:11
Reflection from Momo
I send greetings from the sunshine of Monrovia. As I reflect on these verses I am reminded that God has a plan and purpose for everyone. At The Koinonia Trust we are happy to be part of His plan and purpose. Liberia has been a country at unrest as demonstrations against the government continue. The journey toward healing from the trauma of war, abuse, and social injustice made so much more difficult in the midst of poverty passed down from one generation to another. We continue with our ministry with the help and support of all our partners in the Lord. We are trusting that God will bring healing to the broken and comfort in times of hardship.
We are delighted to congratulate Reuben Kinnie on the completion of his vocational training as an electrician. As a valued member of our team Reuben supervises our homework club and study classes. In addition now accepted to do a degree in electrical engineering he hopes to progress his education in 2020. We at the Koinonia Trust are incredibly proud of him as he has embraced new opportunities. We want to say thank you to all who fund and support us. Furthermore this is an example of how it is making a real difference, bringing hope to many.
Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia (SEAL) Workshop
Special thanks to Kvinna till Kvinna for the opportunity to facilitate a one day workshop with their 11 CEO’s, under the program, Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia (SEAL). Our workshop focused on personal development and building resilience for leaders while working and living in trauma affected communities.
We had 30 participants who attended and the feedback was
positive and encouraging.
Welcome to our TKT Newsletter Issue No.1 for August 2019
“For the Lord sees not as a man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Reflection from Frances
Learning to love how God loves….I am
learning to love the person in front of me regardless of my own pre conceived
ideas or notions. Despite sometimes the noticeable differences in culture,
traditions, values or norms. Regardless of my own fears or insecurities that
can rise out of all those differences. And at the same time I am learning to
love myself, the way God made me and not resent, despise or dislike those
things that God has created on purpose because it is for a purpose. We are all
really our notion of mission? Sometimes I think it can be more about our
journey rather than those God has called you to serve. Why do I say this? I say
this because he continually turns me upside down and inside out. Asking me to
take leaps of faith when I can’t see were my feet are going to land. He continually takes away those things
I love until I am empty so He can fill me with his treasures.
Perhaps an unexpected treasure from God is courage. Sometimes it is not always comfortable, or seen. Sometimes it is just the courage to keep persisting, keep pressing on, keep focusing, and sometimes simply placing one foot in front of the other.
In September we commence our study and reading project and are deeply thankful to the Irish Embassy/Irish Aid in Monrovia for their support in this project.
We will have an additional four graduates helping to supervise the classes.
These classes will offer a safe space for the local children and youth to improve their reading skills and receive help with their homework. It will also give us an opportunity to increase their knowledge around health and well-being as well as giving them opportunities to develop personally.