Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

What gives this Haggai leader lots of joy? “Seeing a person come out of darkness to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and to see transformed lives, as people change their behavior to the glory of God,” shares Anicet (Anice) Judicaël Liade of Cote d’Ivoire. ­­

As a young man, his passion was to work toward others receiving the free gift of salvation by sharing the Gospel through outreach activities. “I was really passionate and engaged in evangelism. But over time, being unable to always be on the ground running, this passion evolved toward other evangelistic methods used in the transformation of lives and their training to make them disciples and evangelists.”

In 2016, Anice attended the Haggai Leader Experience (HLE) and upon returning to his home, he realized he could not do everything alone. He equipped about 50 people according to their call to serve God, and he put them in outreach teams.

He shares, “This strategy helped me achieve several results. Each prayer group organizes monthly [outreach] in their neighborhood. The street [outreach] team organizes weekly activities. We were able to spread the Good News in a school of 8,000 students. Two churches were planted. The [outreach] team prays for the sick and shares the Gospel in hospitals. And we have a team that goes into the prison with donated Bibles, clothes, food, and medicine, and we participate in games and other activities with the prisoners.”

Learning to multiply our knowledge so others become not just believers but disciples who also multiply their knowledge is what the Haggai equipping has taught Anice. “In practical terms, my HLE increased my influence as a committed Christian and allowed me the privilege of being present in the lives of others in ways that were not possible before.

“Today, I am a channel through which the light of the Gospel is communicated to my family, my community, and beyond.”

But Anice quickly learned that several challenges stand in the way of him achieving his passion of seeing others being transformed by the power of the Gospel.

“The first challenge is to share my vision with those around me. I have to work constantly toward the realization of my passion in others. It requires me to be a model — a spiritual, moral, and intellectual reference to these people.

“The second challenge is spiritual because we are in an area where black magic and witchcraft are practiced. We encounter real spiritual opposition to our evangelistic programs and extremely dangerous spiritual attacks against our physical persons.

“The third challenge is financial in order to mobilize, equip, and coordinate several evangelization teams. My wife and I are often obliged to use our personal resources to carry out the evangelism programs in the hospital, the prison, the high school, and the public spaces such as the bus station and on the street.”

Despite these obstacles, Anice says, “My experience as a Haggai leader allowed me to better understand God’s priority for humans and to make it my personal priority. I have my life built around this priority. It has allowed me to know how to influence people in my immediate environment to present Jesus through my behavior, integrity, and professional skills.”

To date, Anice and his fellow Haggai leaders in their country have passed on their equipping at the Haggai Leader Experience to more than 1,000 Christians — including around 700 young people.

From his position as National President of Haggai Côte d’Ivoire, Anice hopes to do more for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in his country.

Written by Valerie Dyke

Published On: March 20th, 2024Categories: Africa0 Comments on Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

What gives this Haggai leader lots of joy? “Seeing a person come out of darkness to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and to see transformed lives, as people change their behavior to the glory of God,” shares Anicet (Anice) Judicaël Liade of Cote d’Ivoire. ­­

As a young man, his passion was to work toward others receiving the free gift of salvation by sharing the Gospel through outreach activities. “I was really passionate and engaged in evangelism. But over time, being unable to always be on the ground running, this passion evolved toward other evangelistic methods used in the transformation of lives and their training to make them disciples and evangelists.”

In 2016, Anice attended the Haggai Leader Experience (HLE) and upon returning to his home, he realized he could not do everything alone. He equipped about 50 people according to their call to serve God, and he put them in outreach teams.

He shares, “This strategy helped me achieve several results. Each prayer group organizes monthly [outreach] in their neighborhood. The street [outreach] team organizes weekly activities. We were able to spread the Good News in a school of 8,000 students. Two churches were planted. The [outreach] team prays for the sick and shares the Gospel in hospitals. And we have a team that goes into the prison with donated Bibles, clothes, food, and medicine, and we participate in games and other activities with the prisoners.”

Learning to multiply our knowledge so others become not just believers but disciples who also multiply their knowledge is what the Haggai equipping has taught Anice. “In practical terms, my HLE increased my influence as a committed Christian and allowed me the privilege of being present in the lives of others in ways that were not possible before.

“Today, I am a channel through which the light of the Gospel is communicated to my family, my community, and beyond.”

But Anice quickly learned that several challenges stand in the way of him achieving his passion of seeing others being transformed by the power of the Gospel.

“The first challenge is to share my vision with those around me. I have to work constantly toward the realization of my passion in others. It requires me to be a model — a spiritual, moral, and intellectual reference to these people.

“The second challenge is spiritual because we are in an area where black magic and witchcraft are practiced. We encounter real spiritual opposition to our evangelistic programs and extremely dangerous spiritual attacks against our physical persons.

“The third challenge is financial in order to mobilize, equip, and coordinate several evangelization teams. My wife and I are often obliged to use our personal resources to carry out the evangelism programs in the hospital, the prison, the high school, and the public spaces such as the bus station and on the street.”

Despite these obstacles, Anice says, “My experience as a Haggai leader allowed me to better understand God’s priority for humans and to make it my personal priority. I have my life built around this priority. It has allowed me to know how to influence people in my immediate environment to present Jesus through my behavior, integrity, and professional skills.”

To date, Anice and his fellow Haggai leaders in their country have passed on their equipping at the Haggai Leader Experience to more than 1,000 Christians — including around 700 young people.

From his position as National President of Haggai Côte d’Ivoire, Anice hopes to do more for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in his country.

Written by Valerie Dyke

Published On: March 20th, 2024Categories: Africa0 Comments on Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

What gives this Haggai leader lots of joy? “Seeing a person come out of darkness to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and to see transformed lives, as people change their behavior to the glory of God,” shares Anicet (Anice) Judicaël Liade of Cote d’Ivoire. ­­

As a young man, his passion was to work toward others receiving the free gift of salvation by sharing the Gospel through outreach activities. “I was really passionate and engaged in evangelism. But over time, being unable to always be on the ground running, this passion evolved toward other evangelistic methods used in the transformation of lives and their training to make them disciples and evangelists.”

In 2016, Anice attended the Haggai Leader Experience (HLE) and upon returning to his home, he realized he could not do everything alone. He equipped about 50 people according to their call to serve God, and he put them in outreach teams.

He shares, “This strategy helped me achieve several results. Each prayer group organizes monthly [outreach] in their neighborhood. The street [outreach] team organizes weekly activities. We were able to spread the Good News in a school of 8,000 students. Two churches were planted. The [outreach] team prays for the sick and shares the Gospel in hospitals. And we have a team that goes into the prison with donated Bibles, clothes, food, and medicine, and we participate in games and other activities with the prisoners.”

Learning to multiply our knowledge so others become not just believers but disciples who also multiply their knowledge is what the Haggai equipping has taught Anice. “In practical terms, my HLE increased my influence as a committed Christian and allowed me the privilege of being present in the lives of others in ways that were not possible before.

“Today, I am a channel through which the light of the Gospel is communicated to my family, my community, and beyond.”

But Anice quickly learned that several challenges stand in the way of him achieving his passion of seeing others being transformed by the power of the Gospel.

“The first challenge is to share my vision with those around me. I have to work constantly toward the realization of my passion in others. It requires me to be a model — a spiritual, moral, and intellectual reference to these people.

“The second challenge is spiritual because we are in an area where black magic and witchcraft are practiced. We encounter real spiritual opposition to our evangelistic programs and extremely dangerous spiritual attacks against our physical persons.

“The third challenge is financial in order to mobilize, equip, and coordinate several evangelization teams. My wife and I are often obliged to use our personal resources to carry out the evangelism programs in the hospital, the prison, the high school, and the public spaces such as the bus station and on the street.”

Despite these obstacles, Anice says, “My experience as a Haggai leader allowed me to better understand God’s priority for humans and to make it my personal priority. I have my life built around this priority. It has allowed me to know how to influence people in my immediate environment to present Jesus through my behavior, integrity, and professional skills.”

To date, Anice and his fellow Haggai leaders in their country have passed on their equipping at the Haggai Leader Experience to more than 1,000 Christians — including around 700 young people.

From his position as National President of Haggai Côte d’Ivoire, Anice hopes to do more for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in his country.

Written by Valerie Dyke

Published On: March 20th, 2024Categories: Africa0 Comments on Multiplying Leaders in Cote d’Ivoire

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