The Gradual Expansion of the Ministry
With the expansion of the work and the provision of the musical instruments, came some challenges and the need to get more people onboard, so that the work would be easier and more effective. The following steps were taken.
I prayed and fasted for several days for God to guide me, as I select people with whom God would like us to work together. I was praying for people who would be committed to Jesus, faithful in serving him, humble, patient, and sacrificial in all things. I prayed to God to give me people who share the similar life values that I have so that there would be a spiritual and psycho-social cohesion among us.
Vision-sharing: I talked one-on-one, or one-on-group, with over 40 young people, whom I felt the Lord was directing me to work with.
24th – 25th January 2014
One-on-one interaction/interview with about 30 young people who have indicated interest to come on board. The purpose of the interaction was to ensure that the people coming on board: 1) have a personal relationship with Jesus; 2) are growing in their relationship with Jesus; 3) understand that joining the ministry requires sacrifice for the sake of the gospel; 4) understand and are willing to share the core values of the ministry.
Evan. Eric Black, Past. David Bilal, and Rev. Sunday Wanzam, helped me in interviewing the young people at the CAN Centre, Billiri.
6th – 8th February 2014
Start-Up Workshop, with over 40 young people in attendance. The aim of this first workshop was to introduce and deepen members’ understanding of the ministry’s Mission Statement, Objectives, Vision, Strategies, and Core Values. The workshop was also designed ed to help members identify their area(s) of calling within the ministry and to foster unity and love among them.
Resource persons at the workshop included Evang. Eric Black, Rev. Sunday Wanzam, Past. Yohanna Pilau, Past. David P. Bilal, Past. Ishaya Maifutuk and Andele Y. Tadi.
9th March 2014
Official Inauguration and Special Prayers for the ministry. The ministry was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Simon Ibrahim. The ministry was named, Life Transformation Ministry (LTM).
After it was discovered that there are other ministries with the same name and the acronym LTM, the leaders in their meeting on March 27, 2018, agreed on a new name for the ministry: Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM).