Ty LaValley and Sahali Marie Louise Ycossie, national coordinator for the Messengers of Peace Program in Cote d'Ivoire, combine hands to make the sign of the “messengers of peace dove.”
ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE––Tyrone LaValley, a scouting ministry specialist and a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, is introducing a new scouting award to the 18,000 children and youth enrolled in UM schools in this West African nation.
In cooperation with Bishop Benjamin Boni, LaValley has created a discipleship award to be known as Le Prix du Cheminement (Pathways Award) with three journeys: 1) a spiritual-formation journey, 2) an evangelism journey, and 3) a mission-engagement journey.
Adults may also earn a Scouting Ministry Specialist Award.
“The youth will learn about the Wesleyan perspective of the Christian faith and work together as missionaries in their own country,” said LaValley. “They will distribute treated mosquito nets to combat Malaria, provide water filters for villages, and provide information about preventing the spread of Ebola.”
Beginning in June, LaValley expects his wife, Cheryl, will be commissioned as missionary to provide pedagogical techniques and classroom-management skills to teachers. She will also teach English to Cote d’Ivoire pastors and assist in the development of Sunday school curriculum for conference churches.
UM Men may provide salary support for LaValley through the Advance #3022028