Mindful of how to effectively respond to the crucial challenges of our times, the Healthcare Christian Fellowship International (HCFI) initiated a Global Leadership Summit (GLS) of its leaders worldwide to communicate to the Regional/National fellowships the important call of the HCFI from the "old land" to the "new land". The historic GLS held in Pretoria, South Africa on May 3-8, 2014 was attended by 115 leaders from 55 countries. PHCF was represented by Dr. Grace Ramirez, Ms. Linda Cambia and Ms. Miriam Salas, members of its National Action Team.
Expounding on the GLS' theme, "Leading Like Moses, Building Like Nehemiah," HCFI leaders declared that our 78 old ministry is entering into a "new land" means moving into new levels of leadership, management and the development of a culture of excellence to make a lasting impact on our generation, specifically on the global health fields. In his stirring message based on the Book of Nehemiah, Dr. Chris Steyn, HCFI Coordinator said: "We were deeply stirred by the prayerful, careful and masterful way in which Nehemiah led his people to build the walls that were broken down in his city/nation". Hence we too must declare: 'Let us arise and build.' (Nehemiah 2: 17-18)
Dr. Chris Steyn, HCF International Coordinator
Guus Keilmal giving an outdoor lecture to the GLS participants
He emphasized the tremendous results of planning and working together as a team, of valuing and pooling of God-given resources and abilities to accomplish God's purpose in our respective countries (Refer to Table 1 below).
Table 1. This table will give a better perspective and understanding of HCFI ministry from the beginning, present and the future.
Other HCFI leaders, Dr. George Mc Donald, President of HCFI and Rev. Dalby Halms, International Board Member through their powerful messages based on Matthew 14:22-33 and Ezekiel 22:30 called on the GLS participants to be strong testimonials and practitioners of what Jesus Christ taught as the two greatest commandments: "Loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:37-39) and this, according to Dr. Chris Steyn should be the HCF's strategy.
PHCF leaders Grace, Linda & Miriam together with the participants of the GLS 2014.