Published December 28, 2016

How the GLS is Expanding Leadership Capacity & Stretching Visions to Battle Corruption in Ghana

int-1146When Fred Tiako, pastor at his church in Ghana, started attending the Global Leadership Summit five years ago, he didn’t anticipate how it would redirect his life and stretch his leadership capacity. He was satisfied with where he was as a leader in his role as district pastor, pastoring a number of congregations in his community, but God was calling him to something more.

“When I started using the principles I learned at the GLS, my leadership was recognized by the top supervisor, and he asked me to take on more responsibility,” Fred shares. “Since then, I’ve been asked to direct the children’s ministry globally for my church, and have committed to a second term. I give the glory to God and the credit to what I learned from the GLS.”

The GLS is not only stretching Fred’s leadership capacity, but it is also stretching his vision.

“My dream for my church is to get the Lord’s mandates working in order to spread the Gospel to all the corners of the earth and strengthen Christian lives,” Fred shares. “My focus is especially on children, and strengthening their relationships with Jesus. I also want their parents to cherish and love them. That is my focus.”

In order to accomplish this dream, Fred knows the leadership that is required, which is why he volunteers his time to help more people experience the GLS in Ghana.

“Ghana needs the GLS, because we need sound, strong leadership,” Fred explains. “I realized the more we organize this GLS for the leaders in my country, the more transformation we will see. When we organize the local GLS we invite leaders from all sectors and they come and listen and they learn.”

“As a result, corruption is being dealt with seriously. Leaders who are going to the GLS see change in their leadership. They are taking the lessons they learn at the GLS, and their communities are changing.”

When you invest in the GLS, you are empowering and encouraging leaders like Fred to expand their leadership capacity and stretch their vision. As a result, lives are being changed, corruption is being dealt with, and communities are experiencing transformation.

Thank you for supporting leaders like Fred.

“On behalf of GLS in Ghana, I would like to give a very big thank you and God bless you for all your kind thoughts. We want to assure you that what you are spending is not in vain. It goes to deep levels and helps people come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Leaders are improving in terms of integrity and strong living. Please do not stop giving your donations or assistance. We can multiply your gifts to bigger things. I wish you could come see the impact you are bringing to my church, community and the Church at large. May God richly bless you all. Thank you!”

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