SM East Asia Training Camp and Global Region Forum in Hong Kong
The recent Simply Mobilizing East Asia Training Camp and Global Region Forum, held in Hong Kong from February 11 – 16 was deemed a success!
It involved five East Asia countries and an additional seven language diaspora countries. A total of 142 delegates attended the event.
The SM international team was headed by global development coordinator, Lecille Garcia, who provided outstanding leadership, Geof Gunton and Max Chismon.
The program was full and consisted of training on the SM courses (ETI, TUS, Mobi 101, Interface and Crossing Cultures), meetings with country NCTs and setting up the East Asia Forum. Language was a challenge with four main languages in use – Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and English!
As with other regional conferences, the country reports were a highlight. There have been many encouraging developments with one of the countries now running over 170 Kairos courses a year! Mixed into the reports, of course, were the challenges – many were similar to what all regions face but with some unique to East Asia.
Each country was prayed for, following the reports, and it seemed that everyone left the Conference feeling inspired, empowered and re-envisioned!
The Hong Kong NCT teamed up with the staff of Asian Outreach to organize the successful event.
Reverend James C, the East Asia region coordinator has worked tirelessly in most, if not all the East Asia countries with a strategic ‘building’ approach to see Kairos and SM get established in all these East Asia countries as well as in the diaspora countries.