Link International Ministries
|Photo of the
-Paul Ndukwe (Rev.) International Executive Director
(click photo to enlarge)
Winter 2018 Newsletter
The 2nd. Annual Geneva Conference with the theme on National Transformation with special focus on Science, Technology and Food Security and the spiritual implication in national transformation held at the International Conference Centre Umuahia, Abia State from October 31 to November 2, 2018. During the conference several issues of urgent regional, national and International importance including, but not limited to Leadership and Public Policy, Ethics; Economic Development; Nutrition and Public Health Care Agriculture and Technology; Climate Change and Poverty Eradication were treated.
At the end of the year, we and other community-based agencies from Lagos organized a community 3-day Sanitization Outreach in Old Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. We provided entrepreneurial seminars for those interested in establishing a self-sustaining small-scale business and ended the event with an open-air rally and intercessory prayers.
The conference attracted participants from far and wide, within and outside Nigeria irrespective of professional and religious affiliations; drawn from the academia, government-public/private sectors, law makers, teachers, students, and public policy practitioners. During the conference emphases was made on the cause of poverty economically and spiritually. Some of the faculty members at the conference included, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nigeria, the President and members of Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy drawn from Korea, The United States, Jamaica, and Nigeria.
Participants were taught that the power for transformation from poverty to prosperity is within them but can only be realized by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and allowing the Holy Spirit to take control of their lives so that His creative abilities within them would be implemented within them and their communities without prejudice. They were challenged to adopt the Transformational Community Development methodology that has helped transform South Korea.
Subsequent to the conference, we held a month Institute of Leadership for Pastors, Church workers, business men and women, educators and civil servants in our School for Professional Administrative Management Studies in Umuahia. May I use this forum to invite those interested in enhncing their leadership and Public Policy, and Administrative Management carriers to contact us immediately as we have started accepting application toward our one year Diploma program. You can reach us through our international number: +1-778-552-4459. Email: Linkinternationalministries@hotmail.com
Community Development - Sustaining
Sponsoring the children of parents lost to AIDS.
The young man (in the gallery) was an innocent victim of parents lost to AIDS. Many years ago, a Canadian family decided to undertake for his education from primary school to University. He was called to Bar November 2018 by the Nigerian Bar School to practice as a barrister. There are others like him we are sponsoring. Should you be interested in being a sponsor, please give us a call through 778-552-4459 or contact us through our contact address above.
1. Social and Rehabilitative Program for Young Girls:
We are presently in collaboration with two churches in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria that are providing compassionate and restorative rehabilitative services for young girls. They foster a holistic approach to healing for survivors who have been coerced into labor and sexual exploitation. We are investing significant resources in the redemption, renewal, and restoration of the most vulnerable in the society. We help provide housing, education, entrepreneurial skills, counseling and above all, sharing about the love of Jesus Christ with them. We have testimonies of God's transformational power in many lives.
2. Save a Child Bride through Education:
Marrying away child girls among some peoples group of Ebonyi State, Nigeria has been a common practice. The culture views girls as liabilities and such they are not allowed to go to school. World Bank Group analysis suggests that the economic cost of child marriage is high. "Child marriage not only puts a stop to girls' hopes and dreams. It also hampers efforts to end poverty and achieve economic growth and equity," said Quentin Wodon. "Ending this practice is not only the morally right thing to do but also the economically smart thing to do."
One way to empower these girls is through education. We collaborate with some churches in Ebonyi State, Nigeria in providing Free primary to high School education for them. Educational trainings that places emphasis on the dignity of a woman is another means of empowerment among the people's group. Tremendous results have been realized through this vital program.
A Pressing Need: (This Applies to our North America Audience only).
We are in the process of starting a bakery and Cereal production plant as a tent making company to assist us in raising funds to sustain our community developers in Nigeria. We are looking for donation of the following:
- Proof boxes
- Mixers and planetary dough mixers with a capacity of 30 to 40 quarts
2. Cereal processing equipment like;
Should you have or know of anyone who will be willing to donate the above to us, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Paul has been invited to South Africa next month Feb. 20 by the International Association of World Peace Advocates, as guest of honor to the United Nations World Day of Social Justice.
During the month of August 2019, we will be hosting the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Nigeria in the Greater Vancouver Area for a 3-day Flames of Revival Rally.
Paul Ndukwe (Rev./Amb.)
(click photo for gallery)