I learned that God promised me that He is with me forever. As a man of valor and a father, I have to participate fully in any process of child rearing. I ought to be a good friend to my children and be ready to listen to them so that eventually I give them my advice in their decision making.
I thank God for this workshop because it revealed a lot, especially what it means to be a brave man. The many things we have been discussing are very constructive, but I as a church leader dare say that I was incomplete to perform them. Thank God for you leaders/teachers to conduct such a workshop as if it was primarily prepared for me alone.
I have benefited much from this conference because I have become a man of valor. I had been neglecting to work and left this responsibility in the hands of my wife. Now, I will also encourage others to work hard in supporting their families. My church will never be the same.
During the conference, I was inspired to teach more men with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was also convicted to study the Word and be a responsible father and husband.
I realized that I need to read my Bible deeply and to wake up as a man of valor. I need to be a man of the Word and not words and to have what it takes to be a man of righteousness. I must take up my responsibilities and love my family as a man, father, and a husband of valor and take the initiative with them. I must plan well for the future of my family as I look ahead and trust upon the Lord for guidance.
I now realize that I am a man of valor and should follow God’s word. I realize that God created me in His likeness/image, and without God I am nothing. The word of God starts in the home, and I am very important to the family, church, community, and nation.
Our men’s ministry efforts were revitalized by the MOV Conference in Monrovia. The conference was very impactful. All our pastors and men from the local churches were encouraged, inspired, and committed to discipleship of men of valor in their local churches, communities, villages, and towns where they serve.
God told me in this conference I should start making intentional friendships with men in my community and become a better friend to my wife and a good father to my children.
You have changed my life. Please pray for me for God to show me what to do next!
Through this conference I learned to be a good husband and to know my responsibility.
I never learnt teaching like this in my life but now I know that my responsibility is to take care of my family.
This has been a great awakening to the reality of the position and function of men in God’s eyes. I am not only equipped now, but fired up to do something.
I have a passion for reaching men but I had no strategies and teaching to do it. [This] gave me tools.
What has touched me is when you reach a man then you reach his whole family.
I learned that God wants to use me as a leader in my family. He wants to see a man in me through which He could influence people around me.
God rebuked me in many things. I have a lot of things in which I have to change and grow. Thank you for this conference. May God bless you.
The conference has made me aware of my wrongdoings. It has made me to grow in love for Christ and it has transformed my life. It has also taught me how to be with my Christian fellow men. I pray that God continues to change my life.
This conference has really impacted my life. From now on I want to be a changed man. Honestly, I have preached for over 40 years. But I have come to realize in this conference that I still need to grow in spirit and in the way I must relate myself with my wife. I am 71 this year.
For this seminar I learned that I should be a man of valor and responsible for my family. I must also react to my family in good manner.
I thank God who sent his ministers to teach me this seminar. The sermons touched my heart and I have decided to change my way and to follow God’s Word.
I have realized that I am not what people say I am or what I am going through; I am what the word of God says.
This conference has changed my life because I have learnt important things about roles of a husband of valor. I have also dedicated my life to Jesus Christ. I thank God of almighty to allow me to attend to this conference.
I have realized that I am a man of valor through Jesus. No matter if people see me as useless, God sees me differently even if I have not done any tangible thing ‒ just like Gideon. I have also learnt to be focused and take care of my family.
The MOV program filled a much-needed niche for the forming of men in the church. Thank you for helping men see that God's grace is able to meet them in the middle of their needs to give them hope in their circumstances!
I have started reaching out to men… I am targeting the “part timers” for a start. One young man in his mid 20s who hasn’t been coming to church for some time is now coming, in fact he hasn’t missed a service since I spoke to him... I am planning to meet men in our local church every Wednesday. I am also inviting men to join me when I go “road running.”
Your notes have helped me a lot. I am the leader of the men’s fellowship in the church and I will teach them.
I need to not only be a Dad to my children but also a friend. I will not remain silent but will take initiative to every decision in my family. I will always create time to spend with my family.
I have realized that I am a man of valor and I have the ability to do everything in goodness and in honor in the Name of our Lord. I have realized my position in the family that I am a husband of valor and I should love my wife and teach my family about God’s word and guide my children while they are still young.
I was forced to take a good look in the mirror and see who I really am. It has really forced me to focus on my real relationship with Jesus and see that my life as a man of valor needs to be more than just superficial but it must transcend throughout everything I do. I am asking God to begin to reveal to me who I can have as a man in my life that will go deep and direct.
We have never had a conference of that nature since I was ordained as a Pastor. We have 10 men in our follow up men’s bible study so far.
I attended the conference in Nairobi, and since then, my self esteem has grown enough for me to be ready to handle all the duties God gave to me. The conference totally changed me. I have been sharing and holding meetings with my fellow brothers and friends at work and up country using the materials you left us. Some have drastically changed towards their calling as men.
Out of the burden and eye opener emanating from the MOV sessions and interaction with you in South Africa and Nairobi, I have started a Men's ministry in my church last month. I will be using the MOV conference materials to sensitize and challenge men of their place and role in the family.
Though a leader I must also consider the decisions of my wife. I should be humble enough to say sorry to my wife – as a Dagomba it is very difficult... A man must break out of his silence to have a free flow of communication.
I never knew the biblical definition of a man until you came.