March 1-4, 2016 – Basic training
The vision conference started in N’sele Bambou to the satisfaction of local church leaders. Three facilitators, Alfred, Akeem and Buingo taught eight core lessons.
June 14-17, 2016 – In-depth training
Since the first vision conference impressed the leaders, they were very happy and passionate to attend the second one. N’Sele Bambou is close to the Harvest Village (a community development project), so people who participated in the training had the privilege of seeing what was done in the farm. There were fifty-five participants. Actually, on the first day, there were over ninety people who wanted to attend the conference. We promised them this would be possible on another opportunity, since we did not have enough material and refreshments prepared.
Disciplines of Love done by participants: They shared meals with people who did not have anything to eat, visited neighbors and helped them with gardening.
Seed projects done by participants: They organized small groups to do seed projects, each group had a president, a vice-president and a secretary, who were responsible to raise the awareness of the whole group and to ensure that each member did his task. Some projects were to clean up the streets (every Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm), to promote reconciliation and work together, to adopt farming practices that would stop erosion, and to build latrines and houses for widows.