Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Eighteen Days to go!

The World In Need International Conference is almost upon us.

The doors open on Saturday May 15th, when representatives from most of the 22 countries in which we work will join us in Crowborough, East Sussex, UK, for ten days of teaching, networking, updating, rest and fellowship.

The photo shows some of the delegates at a previous conference.

As always, delegates will come from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, India, Afghanistan and Thailand, to name but a few places. We also have friends coming from America and South Korea. However, people who can get to the Crowborough area are also welcome to attend any of the conference sessions that interest them.

The conference will include day time sessions on Child Sponsorship, good bookkeeping, small business development and self sustainability. In the evenings, guest speakers will give talks such as "Building a Vision, the state of the world today", "Developing Partnerships", and "Developing Influential Leaders".

On the evening of Saturday 22nd May, there will be a short play, "The Supper Party", followed by a chance to meet and talk with the delegates.

On the two Sundays of the conference, some of the delegates will attend local churches. For instance, Robert Mulumbi, who lives in Kenya and is our East Africa Director, will preach at St Richard's Church in Crowborough. This is a great opportunity to learn more about his work and the problems faced by the people of his country.

The conference will end on Tuesday May 25th. If it is anything like the conference we held three years ago, people will go home having learned a great deal, made many new friends and feeling inspired to continue their work. 

If you'd like to know more about the conference, the sessions, the delegates or any other details, please contact info@worldinneed.co.uk

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