C-LIFE SERVANT LEADERSHIP COMMISSIONING CELEBRATION – MAY 2018
Saturday morning, April 26th was a gleaming moment at Jongo Hub Buea Cameroon – Africa. It was finally the graduation day for the second batch of the C-Life Servant Leaders. After 5 months of intensive training and mentorship, 11 young Cameroonian leaders finally emerged as successful servant leaders ready to be launched into the world as ready-prepared solution bearers.
C-LIFE which stands for “Christian Life” was founded in 2014, by Mrs Sheila Etonga after an internship experience in South Sudan which gave her a burning desire to make a difference in Africa through lasting socio-economic development initiatives in a context of corruption and tribal conflicts. This led her to create C-LIFE, an organization whose mission is to build integrity and professional excellence in Cameroon and Africa by developing young God-fearing servant leaders. They adopt a community style approach through formal and informal growth opportunities to unleash the potentials of the next generation of African young adults.
C-LIFE believes that training servant leaders, who fear God and can be accountable to those they serve, will be the answer to fixing the highly corrupt and unstable economies which plague many African countries. It is therefore in view of achieving these objectives that the C-Life Servant Leadership Lifestyle Training Program is organized twice a year for a period of 5 months.
The event began at 9am with the arrival of the C-Life Team, the Graduating Servant Leaders together with their friends and family and the C-Life Alumni. This was followed by the arrival of the Keynote Speakers during the event. The event was presided over by Miss Etonde Eliot (C-life program Manager) and Mr Javnuy Joybert (C-Life Country Director). Also present at the Occasion were Apostle Numfor Alain (Keynote Speaker) – Motivational leader and author, Agbor Franklen Ayuk (Entrepreneur, AFA Designs) , and Mac Alunge of Strawacademy.
The event featured:
- An opening prayer
- Welcome address by Mr Javnyuy Joybert
- Address by young servant leaders and testimonies from 2 young leaders
- A musical performance from one of the graduating servant leaders: Konyuy Colette
- Keynote address by Apostle Numfor Alain
- Live Speech addressed to graduates by founder and leader of C-Life – Mrs Ngole’esueh Shiela, USA
- Feet washing (Mentors washed mentees feet like Jesus did his disciples to symbolize servant leadership) and the Commissioning Pledge by Mr Javnyuy Joybert
Presentation of Awards and Certificates
- Closing remarks / Closing prayers / pictures / light refreshments
During his Keynote address, Apostle Numfor Alain, gave amazing leadership insights from the Eagle:
“The Eagle does not feed on dead or decaying matter unlike the vulture and other birds: You can’t last in relevance and destiny if you lack integrity. As a leader, you must stay away from anything that is corrupt or likely to lead you into corrupt acts.
Also, The Eagle displays the highest form of discipline among birds: Nothing corrupts great potential like careless living. As a leader you must place value on your time and life. Self-discipline is key to self-improvement and impact. You must put self-restrictions on yourself, or else life will restrict you from impact“.
Joel Ekeh Chinazo Achua, a member of the second cohort of the C-Life Servant Leadership Lifestyle Training Program testified saying:
“The spiritual emphasis in this program has boosted my relationship with God and strengthened my commitment to follow biblical principles in every area of life. I learned leadership implies humbly serving others just like Jesus did. Thanks to the core values implanted in me, I now know bribery and corruption are ills that must not be practiced by the servant leader. Now my lifestyle is built on integrity and my focus is excellence through diligence.
Besides making a better entrepreneur out of me, it also provided me opportunities to strategically plan a business idea and put it into practice…
I am so grateful to C-Life and all the mentors and teachers who dedicated time to teach us.”