Send Dr. Allaboe to teach in Haiti
Training Leaders International has the opportunity to send Rev. Dr. Sylvain Allaboe (one of our trusted partners and Director of the Advanced Baptist School of West Africa in Lomé, Togo) to Haiti for two weeks in January to teach a course on Christian Leadership for a group of young pastors who dream of starting a seminary there in Croix-des-Bouquets.
Here is why we think Dr. Allaboe is an ideal instructor for this course:
- His example as an African leader will encourage the Haitian pastors by showing them that you don't need American money or American credentials to run a successful seminary.
- He has over 20 years of experience as a Christian pastor and professor in an impoverished developing world context. His perspective on Christian leadership will be invaluable to the Haitian students.
- He understands the animistic/voodooist context first hand and will bring this experience to the class room.
- He can teach them directly in French without an interpreter.
- He will be a resource for these pastors as they seek to start a seminary. He has faced and overcome challenges that Americans don't have to face. He has even offered to give them a workshop on curriculum and faculty development in non-Western contexts.
What a beautiful picture of the global church at work this will be. Dr. Allaboe is volunteering his time and energy, will you help fund Dr. Allaboe's trip costs including airfare, housing, food, and related site costs?