August 9, 2012

Liveblogging from Africa Roundtable

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Representing EduDeo Ministries on the ground at the ACSI Africa Roundtable, EduDeo Executive Director Hank de Jong will be liveblogging and providing daily reports from Johannesburg, South Africa throughout the six-day conference, Sunday, August 12 to Friday, August 17.

The largest gathering of Christian educators in Africa, the roundtable is drawing delegates from across the continent, including representatives from ACSI’s five member regions (West Africa Francophone, West Africa Anglophone, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern
Africa).  A total of 150 delegates from thirty-five countries are scheduled to attend the conference.  A number of international partners have been invited to participate, including EduDeo Ministries.

“I am excited to witness the growing embrace of Christ-centred education in Africa,” Hank notes as he prepares for the roundtable.

"I am eager to see how EduDeo Ministries can increase our support for fledgling school associations across Africa.  It is our desire to continue to invest in the incredible human and social capital of the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.  Please pray for the Spirit’s leading during the conference."

Held at the Johannesburg-based Willow Park Conference Centre, Hank’s ‘Global Notebook’ updates will include daily posts, photo, video and social media reports from the Africa Roundtable, providing EduDeo’s Canadian  support community with a firsthand account of how Christ-centred and Biblically-integrated education is leading to Gospel transformation across the continent.

As Executive Director of EduDeo Ministries, Hank will also be visiting with the Education Department of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Zambia.  The CCAP is an EduDeo core partner, having hosted a number of  HANDS teams and Walking Together teacher trainers at member schools throughout the Southern African nation. 

Roundtable organizers are calling for prayer, including the safe travel of all the delegates, especially as South Africa experiences extreme cold weather.  Snow has blanketed Johannesburg and other regions of South Africa.  Look for ‘Global Notebook’ video updates with Hank wearing a toque!








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