Two of my good friends who served with Pastor Robert in Kenya are getting ready to move to South Sudan to serve as Mission Co-workers. They will be coming to Knox this Sunday, November 13, at 6 PM to talk to us about their work previous and future work as Missionaries. I hope to see you there!
Position Profile: Shelvis and Nancy Smith-Mather will be working with RECONCILE, (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership), an indigenous ecumenical Christian organization, which was established in March 2004 by a national church council. It promotes “peace-building” by providing training in trauma recovery, conflict transformation, and civic education. RECONCILE’s activities are in areas of high inter-ethnic conflict, with the churches often being the typical point of entry into these communities. Shelvis and Nancy will participate in RECONCILE’s training events that address inter-ethnic conflict. Shelvis will be principal of the Peace Institute which offers three-month courses in community-based trauma healing, peace studies and conflict transformation.