CIDEL News http://friendsofcidel.org/news CIDEL News Sunday June 4th 2017 <p>Greetings to all,<br /><br />The 22rd prayer breakfast in Berlin has hosted more than 300 people from 57 countries. The Presidents of Albania and Madagascar and the Prime Minister of my countries were part of the international gathering. We were six members of the Prime Minister delegation.<br /><br />Before I left Berlin yesterday to be in Babenhausen now to visit a friend of mine who is a Christian lawyer and than to Stuttgart with my long time brother in Christ, I went to pray with the Prime Minister and he did expressed his joy to be part of this important gathering where he has learn ways to get his country closer to God. He is willing to work on starting a prayer breakfast in CAR. He was pleased to meet with some members of the Bundestag and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss about the relationship between his country and Germany. He was thankful that I made this trip possible for the President who has asked him to represent him.<br /><br />My closing prayer at the end of the prayer breakfast has a great impact on many. It's went to the heart of many. The attached pictures are for those who came to me with especial need. The first picture is of me and a VIP from Sudan. He acknowledge the fact that The Koran has mentioned Jesus more than 19 times and only one time about their prophet Mohammed. That means that Jesus has a great value in Islamic faith. Ashram will be coming to Bangui my country in a near future with a delegation from Sudan.<br /><br />The second picture is me and a Nigerian who has expressed his hatred against the Islamist Boko Aram who have killed so many educated young people in his country and many from his village. He has a hard to time to support the Muslim.&nbsp; Yesterday before we left, he came to me and asked me if I can pray with him for peace in Jesus. I gave him some counseling and prayed with him.<br /><br />Praise God that I have had a great opportunity to minister to the lives of many and different leaders worldwide. Thanks for your support of my ministry.<br /><span class="HOEnZb"><span style="color: #888888;"><br />Augustin</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="HOEnZb"><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%202%20(17).JPG" alt="" width="450" height="336" /></span></p> Saturday May 27th 2017 <p>Dear prayer supporters<br /><br />The Pointman Leadership's summit at attended in Inwood, IA ended <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_244574462"><span class="aQJ">on Thursday</span></span> and I am visiting my daughter Andrea in DC now. We were able to put on new modules for our advanced seminars on leadership based on the need expressed by the PLI Alumni in the 70 countries we have been to. It's was an outstanding gathering and hard work accomplished from May 21-25, 2017.<br /><br />I had the priviledge to received a Certificate of Team Director for Francophone Africa and a Certificate of Excellence in my ministry. Praise God.<br /><br />I also got an approval for the train the trainers for about 10 Alumni I can choose in CAR, Cameroon, Congo and DRC to be trained sometime in September of October of this year here in the States. Please pray for that project.<br /><br />I am going to a wedding of my citizen today in our church here in Alexandria. My departure to Berlin to attend the German Parliament prayer breakfast together with the Prime Minister of CAR will be <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_244574463"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>.<br /><br />Please pray for my daughter Andrea who want to get the TOEFL test in order to attend Lancaster Bible College this Fall. She normally has three more months in her English learning to be able to write essays, but she has confidence to try the test. I am spending good time with her.</p> <p>Augustin</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/may%202017%201.JPG" alt="" width="500" height="373" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/May%202017%202.JPG" alt="" width="500" height="373" /></p> Sunday May 14th 2017 <p>Dear prayer supporters,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please pray for the family of Pr Gustave Bobossi Serengbe, former Rector of the University of Bangui who has asked CIDEL to build the chapel at the University campus in 2008. Professor Bobossi passed away on April 29, 2017 in France. His body was brought back to Bangui yesterday and will be burried <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_361456388"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>He was very close to me and has requested my spiritual advice many time. We miss a friend with whom I share the word of God.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin</div> Thursday April 27th 2017 <div>Dear friends,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please praise to God with me for the successful leadership seminars my organization has organized and conducted together with a team from&nbsp;Pointman Leadership Institute. The team came from California, Switzerland, South Africa and Cameroon this week. The cabinet and the national government Ministers heading all the agencies of the national government of the Central African Republic and their senior assistants were the target clients of the seminars. The Prime Minister conducted the opening ceremony and since then has personally attended the entirety of each and every session during the three days. In addition as a personal tribute to Pointman Leadership Institute and CIDEL, the President of the nation of the CAR personally made an unscheduled visit <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1601503259"><span class="aQJ">on Wednesday</span></span> morning 26 April, to encourage all the close to 100 attendees and personally thank all the experts for their willingness to meet with and train the senior members of his government for the best of the country.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Excuse me to bother your with this information, but I am overwhelmed by the good result of this first series of seminars we are offering this week. <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1601503260"><span class="aQJ">Tomorrow</span></span> the team will do the same seminars with the staff of the University as well as the professors until <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1601503261"><span class="aQJ">Saturday</span></span>. We teach on the power of character, the prevention of corruption, governing as Statesmen not politicians, etc.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Together</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin</div> Wednesday April 26th 2017 <p>Greetings to all,<br /><br />Today we trained the members of the government on the prevention of corruption and challenge them to consider their behavior on that issue. We also encourage them to make a strong decision to work hard to prevent corruption in CAR. Again, God has taught to those people in positions of authority through the speech of the instructors.<br /><br />Please see attached pictures of the event.<br /><br />Picture 1- speech of the opening ceremony by Augustin Hibaile<br />Picture2- Augustin sharing idea with the Minister of Foreign Affairs<br />Picture 3- HE Simplice Mathieu Sarandji, Prime Minister of CAR seating beside Mr Bester<br /><br />Please pray for my presenting on the topic "Governing as Statesmen not Politicians", a topic develop by my friend Gary Allen. I will present that <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_155962976"><span class="aQJ">tomorrow</span></span> morning before the closing ceremony in the afternoon.<br /><br />Together<br /><span class="HOEnZb" style="color: #000000;">Augustin</span></p> <p><span class="HOEnZb" style="color: #000000;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="HOEnZb" style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%201%20(9).JPG" alt="" width="500" height="373" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%202.JPG" alt="" width="500" height="669" /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="HOEnZb" style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%204%20(9).JPG" alt="" width="500" height="373" /></span></p> Tuesday April 25th 2017 <p>Here is a quick note from Augustin:&nbsp;</p> <p>The governmental seminar was&nbsp;opened yesterday and the Prime Minister was one of the&nbsp;attendees. &nbsp;It's was outstanding as to how God used us to challenge those in position to consider their personal change before they can expect any change around them. Today the issue of corruption will be addressed. Please pray!&nbsp;</p> <p>Augustin&nbsp;</p> Tuesday April 18th 2017 <p>PLEASE pray for our Augustin. Since last Saturday, he has been in bed, suffering from malaria.&nbsp;He is suffering from some serious side effects from the medication he is taking. He will be seeing a&nbsp;specialist on Thursday.</p> <p>Urgent prayer is needed as he is the one coordinating the government leadership seminars that will take place next <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_164062600"><span class="aQJ">Monday April 24 through Thursday April 27, 2017. In addition, these same seminars will be taught shortly thereafter</span></span>&nbsp;at the university.<br /><br />Please pray for God's favor to heal Augustin ASAP so that he&nbsp;can do what needs to be done in the conducting of these very important seminars.</p> <p>Augustin writes, "I am confident that God will provide the health needed."&nbsp;</p> <p>I, too, am confident and I believe God will work through our prayers (2 Corinthians 1:10-11)!</p> <p><br />Together</p> <p>The editor&nbsp;</p> Wednesday April 12th 2017 <p>Praise God,<br /><br />I had the opportunity to train about 30 military higher officers of the national army. The topic was on Ethics and leadership as the foundation of a republican army. The European Union mission for training has highly appreciated my communication. Some said that they have used part of the information I presented in my communication in their training to nationals here.<br /><br />Thank you for your prayer support.<br />Augustin</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Dr%20Hibaile%20military%20seminar.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="235" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Dr%20Hibaile%20with%20soldiers.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="221" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Augustin%20with%20soldier.jpg" alt="" width="295" height="220" />&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Augustin%20teaching_1.jpg" alt="" width="337" height="252" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Dr%20Hibaile%20teaching.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="243" /></p> Tuesday April 11th 2017 <div>Please be praying for the following:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>- For Augustin's training with&nbsp;the general officers of the army (CAR) <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1657457053"><span class="aQJ">tomorrow</span></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>- For CIDEL's&nbsp;leadership/anti corruption seminars to be conducted to the Ministers, members of the Government from <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1657457054"><span class="aQJ">April 24-27, 2017</span></span> and with the Leaders of the University from <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1657457055"><span class="aQJ">April 28-29, 2017</span></span>.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>- For the repair of his veheicle (which has been in the garage for work on four different occaissions and is still not running! Augsutin needs the vehicle for transportation especially during the seminars.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>- For Augustin's strength and health as he leads these seminars and welcomes experts from the USA, Europe, South Africa and Cameroon to assist.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>- In addtion, praise God that Augustin's daughter's wedding last Saturday went well. Please pray that their marriage will honor God!&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thanks for praying for our dear brother!&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Together for the Gospel,&nbsp;</div> <div>The Editor&nbsp;</div> Friday March 17th 2017 <p>Dear prayer supporters,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Last week, I brought a team from Weather Analytics to partner with the University of Bangui to help farmers with meteorological and climate alert. It's was a successful encounter with the administrators of the University who are willing to sign partnership agreement with that organization. The new Rector spoke very highly about CIDEL's ministry within the University. Praise God!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This week I have Mr Henri Minder from Switzerland who came to support CIDEL in the organization of the leadership seminar requested by the Prime Minister, head of the Government to be held in April, 24-27, 2017. All the Ministers and their cabinet (about 80 people) will participate to the seminars. We were received by the Prime Minister in his cabinet last Wednesday and he shared his big picture and dream for the transformation of the leaders and those in position of authority he would like to see. We are excited to work toward the realization of that important project. After that first training, the government will plan several seminars for the leaders of each cabinet and institutions of the State. We need prayers for instructors to join us in conducting those seminars. Some PLI instructors will be contacted but if you are interested and can suggest people in the area of politics that you know who can be part of this program, please let us know.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We also let with the Country Director of the UNDP yesterday about women leadership seminars and university students seminars. He was pleased to learn that there is a national NGO who is doing such work.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Minder will depart home this afternoon and plan to come back on April for the seminar. I appreciate your prayers and support to CIDEL for the success of the seminars.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Together we can make a great different in the lives of leaders.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin Hibaile</div> Thursday March 9th 2017 <p>Greetings to all,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Today, I met with the Minister, Director of the Prime Minister cabinet about the request of the Prime Minister for CIDEL to organize a seminar for the members of his government. The dates are <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1896651038"><span class="aQJ">April 26 to 29, 2017</span></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please pray that the preparation will go well and that we can have funding for that important ministry. The Prime Minister spoke very highly about CIDEL's and PLI's seminars that he has been part of in the past years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Together</div> <div>Augustin&nbsp;</div> Monday February 6th 2017 <p>PRAISE GOD, FROM DR. AUGUSTIN HIBAILE</p> <p><br />Last Thursday (2/2) Dr. Augustin's hometown of Bocaranga was captured by rebels, the fate of his family unknown. He sent this good news this morning:</p> <p>"My family is well. God answered your prayers on behalf of my siblings. The news I got is that my mom and other relatives are fine in another village where they fled to protect them from the rebels attack last Thursday in Bocaranga.</p> <div class="text_exposed_show"> <p>"Please continue to pray for their severe humanitarian condition they are in now. People in Bocaranga my home town need food, water, but above all, they want protect and peace.</p> <p>"Thanks for your support. -- Augustin"</p> </div> Thursday February 2nd 2017 <p>Dear prayer worriors,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I just got an email from my wife that Bocaranga, my home town was taken over by rebels this morning and that many people were died. The news came from the Catholic Mission in the town who could only use a Thuraya phone to communicate. The other telephone links were shut down.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>No news about my mother and my relatives. Pray, intercede and ask God for intervention. In November 2015 there was a tentative to get there and they are there now.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Our God is Sovereign and he knows how to protect his children in a difficult time.&nbsp; I will be going back to Ndjamena <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2005217175"><span class="aQJ">tomorrow</span></span> and depart for Douala <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2005217176"><span class="aQJ">on Sunday</span></span> to be home <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2005217177"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Much prayers needed now. Thank you!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin</div> Thursday February 2nd 2017 <p>UPDATE TO URGENT PRAYER REQUEST OF EARLIER TODAY</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>My brother just sent me an email. He said that the situation is a confusion because there is no way to get information since the telephone lines were cut off.</p> <div>Can you imagine that the blue helmets are in the city and the rebels invaded it without any opposition? that's the sad reality of the UN in these days. Thank you for your prayer support.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I just finished my class with the students in Chad and will depart <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_2005217332"><span class="aQJ">tomorrow</span></span> to the capital city.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin</div> Monday January 30th 2017 <p>Dear prayers supporters,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yesterday I had the opportunity to preach in a church on Daniel's integrity from Daniel 6:1-9. University students who were at the church where invited to meet me in the after. Some on the students came and we taught on the challenges students face at the University against their Christian faith. I share with those students the experience of CIDEL with the students of the University of Bangui in CAR. What a great opportunity to plant seed-truths of the word of God in the mind, heart of those young leaders!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pray for other students who will meet me during the evenings while I am in Chad until my departure. Praise God I can seize the opportunity of my training ministry trip here to meet students.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please see attached pictures.</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU"> <div id=":to" class="ajR" tabindex="0" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content"><img class="ajT" src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" alt="" />Augustin</div> <div class="ajR" tabindex="0" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content">&nbsp;</div> <div class="ajR" tabindex="0" data-tooltip="Show trimmed content">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Augustin%20with%20University%20students%20in%20Chad.jpg" alt="" width="402" height="301" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/Students%20at%20School%20of%20missiology1_1.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="281" /></div> </div> Tuesday January 24th 2017 <p>Dear prayer supporters,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since the dedication of the Center of Ethics/chapel at the University of Bangui by the Prime Minister on <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_136752674"><span class="aQJ">December 6th</span></span> and the orientation of 300 students who registered for 13 weeks of training on leadership through the book of Dr Tim Elmore (the Habitudes: images that form the leadership attitude and habitude), CIDEL ministry at the University of Bangui is growing.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_136752675"><span class="aQJ">January 25, 2017</span></span>, the Center will welcome the General Director of the IMF who will speak to the students and professors of the Department of Economic in the conference room. The President of the country also will come to that event held in our Center of Ethics.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I am currently in Chad for two weeks of training pastors on how to balance their role of head of their family and ministers of the Gospel. Our class begun today till <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_136752676"><span class="aQJ">February 4th</span></span> before I head back home on the <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_136752677"><span class="aQJ">5th of February</span></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Could you please for the growing opportunity that CIDEL is having especially at the University of Bangui and a request of the chiefs of the village of Boali Poste that invited CIDEL to organize a training to the young people of the village as we did at the village of Boyali. We are only 3 people of the staff of CIDEL working full time. The two are new recruits who have just few experience in the ministry of CIDEL. Please pray that God will provide funding for CIDEL to hire more workers and be able to achieve the activities of this year.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I appreciate your prayers on our behalf and especially for the event that will take place in our Center.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Augustin</div> Friday December 16th 2016 <p>Greetings<br /><br />We have a meeting with 60 leaders of the student organizations today to inform them about our ministries among them.<br /><br />They are very interesting in our program. Please&nbsp; pray for wisdom.<br /><br />Attached are some pictures of our encounter.<br /><span class="HOEnZb"><span style="color: #888888;"><br />Augustin</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 60px;"><span class="HOEnZb"><span style="color: #888888;"><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%202%20(14).JPG" alt="" width="400" height="299" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%203%20(10).JPG" alt="" width="400" height="299" /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="HOEnZb"><span style="color: #888888;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%205%20(8).JPG" alt="" width="400" height="299" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/photo%204%20(6).JPG" alt="" width="400" height="299" /></span></span></p> Wednesday December 14th 2016 <p>Dear prayer supporters,<br /><br />God gave me a half day to train a couple of higher officers of our national army on the theme: ethics and leadership - foundation of a republican army.<br /><br />Praise God that the message was highly accepted as they were challenged to help recreate a trustworthy army for our nation. The training was organized by the Union European Training Mission.<br /><br />Thanks for your continuous support of our ministry. <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1188070759"><span class="aQJ">On Friday</span></span> CIDEL will have a program with the leaders of the students' organizations to present the variety of the activities we will offer them at the chapel. Pray that the meeting will go well.<br /><br />Together<br /><span class="HOEnZb"><span style="color: #888888;">Augustin</span></span></p> Monday December 12th 2016 <div class="itemIntroText"> <p>The Center for International Development of Ethical Leadership (CIDEL) has dedicated a new chapel on the University of Bangui campus. The ceremony took place on December 5.</p> </div> <div class="itemFullText"> <p>The university stands in the capital city of the war-torn Central African Republic, and is central to educating the country&rsquo;s leaders. Professor Gustavo Bobossi, the former vice rector of the university, had requested a chapel ministry on the campus in 2008, and this year, Encompass World Partners was able to aid the <strong><a href="https://www.friendsofcidel.org/about" target="_blank">CIDEL</a></strong>&nbsp;in constructing the chapel building.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/chapel%20dedication.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="334" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;This building is God&rsquo;s work for the good of mankind,&rdquo; says Professor Bobossi. &ldquo;For a person is truly valuable for the society only if they are spiritually equipped. The first difficulty I faced in the university world was&nbsp;the lack of spirituality among the university leaders. Having a chapel within the university will allow God to dwell among us and bring the solution to the pain in our country. My prayer is that CIDEL will have the strength to influence these students. The chapel will be a tool to prepare young leaders to be the best for this nation. May God keep CIDEL in its vision for the best of the CAR.&rdquo;</p> <p>The dedication took place on the university campus outside the new chapel. Though the president of the CAR was unable to speak, the ceremony was led by CAR&rsquo;s Prime Minister and many members of parliament and other government officials participated. Dr. Augustin Hibaile, director of CIDEL, called the dedication a success, saying that God was highly praised and that many of the officials were impacted by the message and prayers.</p> <p>&ldquo;CIDEL is willing to seize this opportunity given to create a new generation of godly leaders through this ministry at the University of Bangui,&rdquo; says Dr. Hibaile. &ldquo;We need a great body of support to make a difference on this university campus.&rdquo;</p> </div> Monday December 12th 2016 <div class="itemIntroText"> <p>The Center for International Development of Ethical Leadership (CIDEL) has dedicated a new chapel on the University of Bangui campus. The ceremony took place on December 5.</p> </div> <div class="itemFullText"> <p>The university stands in the capital city of the war-torn Central African Republic, and is central to educating the country&rsquo;s leaders. Professor Gustavo Bobossi, the former vice rector of the university, had requested a chapel ministry on the campus in 2008, and this year, Encompass World Partners was able to aid the <strong><a href="https://www.friendsofcidel.org/about" target="_blank">CIDEL</a></strong>&nbsp;in constructing the chapel building.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.friendsofcidel.org/uploads/chapel%20dedication.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="334" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;This building is God&rsquo;s work for the good of mankind,&rdquo; says Professor Bobossi. &ldquo;For a person is truly valuable for the society only if they are spiritually equipped. The first difficulty I faced in the university world was&nbsp;the lack of spirituality among the university leaders. Having a chapel within the university will allow God to dwell among us and bring the solution to the pain in our country. My prayer is that CIDEL will have the strength to influence these students. The chapel will be a tool to prepare young leaders to be the best for this nation. May God keep CIDEL in its vision for the best of the CAR.&rdquo;</p> <p>The dedication took place on the university campus outside the new chapel. Though the president of the CAR was unable to speak, the ceremony was led by CAR&rsquo;s Prime Minister and many members of parliament and other government officials participated. Dr. Augustin Hibaile, director of CIDEL, called the dedication a success, saying that God was highly praised and that many of the officials were impacted by the message and prayers.</p> <p>&ldquo;CIDEL is willing to seize this opportunity given to create a new generation of godly leaders through this ministry at the University of Bangui,&rdquo; says Dr. Hibaile. &ldquo;We need a great body of support to make a difference on this university campus.&rdquo;</p> </div>