Saturday, 16 June 2007

Important news

We have felt for some time that the "fit" with Equip Liberia has not been ideal. Sally and I have a passion for investing directly into the lives of the Liberian people through programmes such as mentoring, discipleship, outreach, community development and other forms of practical assistance. The need Equip has in Monrovia is for a desk-based role. These duties are vital, but have felt limiting, and there is a good case to be made that they could be done by a Liberian, working for a relatively low cost. After discussing the situation with the Equip country director and his wife, and with our home church, we have agreed to resign from Equip, but, of course, remain friends and supporters of the Equip vision. The obvious question is, "where does that leave us?". We don't know all the answers, but we are committed to doing our bit for this country with its almost overwhelming spiritual, physical and social needs. We are already in the process of exploring options with other people and ministries, seeking a close match of vision and opportunities for both of us to express our gifts and heart for the Liberian people. We have many big decisions to make over the next few weeks, and a lot of hard work ahead of us which will inevitably include moving house yet again. Please pray for us. In human terms, we face an uncertain future, but we are confident of God's leading. Olly

1 comment:

The Holmes 4 said...

We are sure you will find what fits just right for your family. Maybe you are starting your own ministry with the guesthouse? Get people to come and volunteer with you? Would be able to register as a charity?

Just a thought. Hope you are well. We think of you often.

Russ, Carrie, Rachel and Katie Holmes