We appreciate not only their financial and prayer support, but also their support for planning. We have been working closely with our contact in Finland, Catarina, to develop a 3-year strategic plan for our program. Here is a summary of our vision, mission, goals and focus that have come out of that work. The activity plan is too detailed to post.
It has been a great exercise for our team, which has just doubled in size with the addition of Ken Cruz and myself as new missionaries. As a team with a diverse range of experiences, world views and thinking, this has been an important step as we learn how to work together to better serve the people of Cambodia.
CHAD Strategic Plan 2008-2010
1. Empower churches with capacities and resources for leadership development of pastors and laity for wholistic ministry;
2. Empower communities through formation of community-based self-sustaining development groups in health, agriculture and livelihood;
3. Extend strategic linkages/partnerships of CHAD through formation of formal and non-formal partnership agreements and consitituency development through UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteer in Mission) teams;
4. Enhance internal organizational capacity by building and nurturing a strong, committed and God centered team and improving leadership, governance and accountability at all levels.