CI-Pastors Conf 2008Breakthrough  Partners is working with and through the local leadership of Côte d'Ivoire,  counseling  and connecting to resources and tools, building up those who have a desire to  restore their nation to God's purposes. They  are requesting training and mentoring in Christian worldview, building  sustainability within the Church, establishing a Christian university and a  center for mission training and strategic leadership.                  

Since  beginning with a 2008 National Pastor's Conference, organized by the  Evangelical Federation of Côte d'Ivoire and Samaritan Strategy Côte d'Ivoire, Breakthrough  Partners has continued to bring teaching and training and to facilitate  partnerships with government officials, media and community business  professionals. These groups are very favorable to working with the network of churches  to transform their nation. The need to break out of the poverty mentality and  recognize the resources available led to training in economic development and  in setting up savings and credit associations. These courageous leaders are  becoming God's agents of transformation in their nation.

Out of these meetings, a new enthusiasm and hope has  developed. A  training and coordination team is now operating in Côte d'Ivoire. They have  begun to seek counsel to establish a Christian university to imbed Biblical  ideals into the fabric of their society. Christian economic development training has taken place in partnership with the Chalmers  Center for Economic Development. Plans are underway to spead this training throughout the entire country in the near future.
A network of pastors is connecting with business, community and government  leaders to work together for the benefit of the nation. Peace and unity, the  prosperity of the people, leadership development and a focus on women and  children were all discussed. One concrete work in progress is the publication  of a testimonial book focusing on biblical purpose and character for business  in transforming the nation.