The New Covenant Kids Congo Blog

1 Comment » Written on May 15th, 2012     
Filed under: Hope Sunday, News & Updates

Welcome to the Covenant Kids Congo blog!

We are excited to have the opportunity to embark on this transformative journey in partnership with World Vision and you. Our hope in this blog is to keep you up to date as to the progress of this endeavor by providing testimonial stories, travel updates from our team and information as to what you can do as we open our hearts to our Congolese brothers and sisters.

Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Peter Cisneros and I was recently hired as the Covenant Kids manager. I have spent nine years working at Covenant Offices in the department of Communication as project manager. I am joined by Reesheda Washington and Adam Phillips.

Reesheda will serve as project leader and associate director of Mission Mobilization and Connection for Covenant Kids Congo. In her role, she will lead the effort in Covenant churches in the United States and Canada to sign up sponsors for children in the Equateur Province in DR Congo. She will work closely with the project consultant and Covenant Kids manager, the World Vision project team, and the Pastors Advisory Team in preparing for Hope Sundays this fall. These special Sundays will provide opportunities for individuals in each congregation to sign up to sponsor a child. Born and raised in Chicago, she has worked for 15 years as a teacher, professional developer, school administrator, and a regional manager. Washington serves on the pastoral staff at City of Hope Covenant Church, a multiethnic church plant in Bolingbrook, Illinois, where she participates in church leadership, women’s ministry, and church event planning.

Adam Phillips will serve as project consultant. In his new role, he will help shape the strategy for spreading the word about Covenant Kids Congo to Covenant churches, members and participants. He will work closely with the project leader and the Pastors Advisory Team to communicate progress of Covenant Kids Congo to conferences and local churches, as well as encourage local churches to host Hope Sundays in the fall. He most recently worked as a senior manager of Faith Mobilization at ONE, an international nongovernmental advocacy organization committed to help end extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Since 2004, he has helped mobilize faith communities to advocate for development policies to end hunger and fight global disease through roles in organizations such as Bread for the World, Covenant World Relief, Micah Challenge USA, One Day’s Wages and The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good. An ordained Covenant pastor, Phillips co-led the revitalization of Resurrection Covenant Church in Chicago. He served as a delegate to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa.

Our team will be working with churches throughout the denomination to organize and aid them in preparation for Hope Sundays this Fall. If you are wanting to learn more about Hope Sundays, you can visit our website or continue following us here. Also be sure to check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We look forward to hearing from you as we begin this journey of transformation together!

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