Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Conference in Ghana

It has been a very busy few weeks, with a ten day trip to Liberia, immediately followed by the conference week in Ghana.  The last guests left Sunday evening and as the dust begins to settle, I thought I would send some images from the conference. (Pictures courtesy of Kris VanderStelt:-) 
Banner in front of the venue.

The Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodi, gave us our opening devotions each morning and did a fabulous job.  Very energetic and focused on business as mission.  She captivated the crowd and was a tough speaker to follow!
Cultural performances from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, started and closed the program, with explanations of the historical meaning of the dances. 
Dr. Joyce Aryee was our first of three plenary speakers.  As the African Female Business Leader of the year (2009) and former Minister of State, she had many challenges and words of encouragement to offer us.
The hall was filled with business owners of all sizes.
Rev. Tutu, of International Christian Ministries, commissioned us to be Marketplace Ministers, reclaiming the redeemed marketplace. 
The amazing Hopeline Institute and Partners Worldwide team, who worked together to pull off this event.