So … You have taken Community Health Evangelism’s TOT1 training.
You have gone home and begun to apply it by setting up a CHE Team in your region or nation.
You have surveyed and entered Roma villages to start holistic, community development projects.
So … what do you do next?
You take CHE’s advanced training TOT2 course to learn what to do next.
Sometimes in TOT2 we teach how to solve community problems.
Thirty CHE workers from Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Albania gathered near Lake Balaton in Hungary the week of October 6 to 11 to learn “what to do next.”
Led by Agron Aga, Director of CHE’s team in Tirana, Albania; Ron and Jeannie Seck, CHE Hungary Coordinators and Eszter Csuhai, Master Trainer for MEK Hungary, trainees were taken through an intensive 5 day, 32 hour course.
Instruction included lessons on how to do baseline community assessments, how to train a community leadership team and community volunteers, how to plan and implement community projects, how to share Christ, how to start and train growth groups, how to teach oral learners and much more.
During the evenings the regional CHE Teams (the REZ Serbia Team, the Romania Team, the MEK Hungary Central Team and the MEK Hungary East Team) each met to strategize and plan their next steps. The conference also provided an excellent opportunity for CHE workers from the 4 nations to network and form deep bonds and become a united CHE Central Europe Team.
Attendance at this conference was by invitation only. To be invited, attendees had to meet three qualifications: They had to be actively involved in a CHE ministry since TOT1. They had to be ready to use the TOT2 information. They had to know either English or Hungarian. Those who came from Serbia can now translate and teach these lessons in Serbian; and those who came from Romania can do the same in Romanian. Of the 32 people invited, 30 attended the week-long conference!
Sometimes we learn by playing games.
The week ended with the handing out of certificates and the pronunciation of a blessing upon each participant. It was an awesome week at Lake Balaton. Pray for these motivated men and women who will return home and seek to apply the lessons they have learned to transform poor communities spiritually and physically.
Sometimes we just laugh.
The entire week’s conference for 30 people cost about $3500. This included room, board and materials for each person. 80% of this budget was covered by the contributions you made to the NAB Mission Budget for Ron and Jeannie Seck. We all say, “Thank you.” Please, keep giving faithfully. Your giving is making a definite difference for Christ in Central Europe.