The One Challenge team at the United States Mobilization Center (US-MC) is growing. David and Cherie B. are transitioning from the Southern Africa Regional Team to be the newest members of the president’s team in Colorado. One Challenge President, Dr. Dean Carlson, has asked David to serve as OC’s Leadership Development Strategist. David’s passion, gifting, and experience match the great opportunities before OC as an organization.
David and Cherie will play an instrumental role in helping OC move further toward leadership depth and a developmental culture. Working alongside OC’s Eric S. (Mission Strategist), David will help innovate and advance strategies by which OC team leaders and influencers are mentored, trained and renewed.
Continuing Work in Africa
Recognizing the significance of David and Cherie’s service with OC Africa, they will continue to engage in impact ministry on the continent. They have spent the last 14 years developing African leaders who are being used of God in their nations and abroad.
David and Cherie shared some of their feeling about this transition saying: “We are going to terribly miss these mentoring-based relationships. We won’t miss these friends just because we are graced with the opportunity to build into their lives, but also because of the deep bonds of friendship that have developed along the way. Through these relationships, we have grown and been stretched as well. We have learned a lot from these friends, as well as from others that have mentored us over our years in Africa. Please join us in praying that God will give us opportunities to maintain these relationships in one creative way or another!”
David and Cherie aim to stimulate collaboration with other agencies and networks in the area of leadership development. The challenge is greater than any one organization and requires collaboration. Toward this end, they will do globally what they’ve done in Africa, facilitate peer learning, launch collaborative initiatives and multiply leadership developers.
Pray with One Challenge
- Pray that David and Cherie will have a smooth relocation to Colorado early this month. Pray the Lord will be at the center of their transition, through the highs and lows.
- Pray for collaboration of organizations to grow the Kingdom and help to develop future leaders, from any country and walk of life.
One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We are committed to the equipping of leaders, inside and outside the church, with kingdom principles allowing them to move entire people groups toward transformation, hope and justice. Those leaders in turn can mentor others, and together we all bring God’s transformation to lives, communities, and nations.