Africa

Reaching Students, Developing Leaders

Dr. Joyce Aryee speaks to students about "Becoming 21st Century Leaders."

Dr. Joyce Aryee speaks to students about “Becoming 21st Century Leaders.”

As part of Lutheran Hour Ministries’ long range international thrust to reach out to young  people, on Friday, October 4, LHM’s Ghana ministry center held a seminar titled “The Walk 2013” at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra. The seminar’s theme was “Becoming a  21st Century Leader.” According to Ghana ministry center Director Justice Oman, the purpose of the day-long event was to provide young adults the “requisite Christian mentorship they need to become the upright, truthful, responsible and God-fearing leaders of Ghana.”

Oman reported that keynote speaker Dr. Joyce Aryee “encouraged students to seek God first in all activities and be guided by Christian virtues in … day to day living—something that can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Oman went on, “Students took turns to engage the speaker on issues affecting their lives on campus as Christians and how they can remain faithful to the Christian faith in a challenging environment.” In fact, Oman was struck by the passion of all the students who attended.

“What was amazing was the involvement and interest shown in the event even by students from other faiths,” he added. “They asked for the program to be repeated in the school!”

To learn how you, your group or your congregation can partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries—Ghana or one of our ministry centers in more than 30 countries, visit www.lhm.org/partner.

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