Lefoko Centre will be a Missionary Centre for the North-Western part of Botswana.
The name of the centre is derived from Setswana and means "Word" (read more on the home page).
Ultimately, depending on the possibilities and needs, the centre could gradually develop to work in the following areas:
What is Lefoko Centre? Areas of work
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COMMUNICATION as Relationship and Attitude – knowing & sharing the Word
oSpiritual LEFOKO (Word) Centre for Prayer and Renewal oPlace of regular community prayer, adoration and contemplation oPlace for Retreats and Recollections oReference Library on spirituality, prayer and theology oPlace of dialogue and cooperation with other churches and religions – info on them oPlace of dialogue with agnostics, atheists and lapsed or apostate Catholic oPlace of witnessing, living and working missionary community oPlace for sabbatical experience (of the Incarnate Word) oPlace for having a quality time with visiting families, friends; place for rest
COMMUNICATION as Media – spreading the Word using media
oCooperation with the African Catholic TV – Cape Town, South Africa – initiated, oAudio & Video studio with recording and editing equipment – working already oLibrary with Audio, Video and Image materials – in progress oProduction of own audio-visual formation, pastoral materials – initiated with WAR (Women Against Rape in Maun), in progress oWebsite pages on Biblical issues, BBS and Lectio Divina – already in progress oTranslation of texts and production of written materials: Biblical and others oLanguage is one of the most important media, therefore, proper introduction to the local languages, courses, refreshing courses, library with reference materials; special courses for “pastoral and liturgical language”; modern facilities to study languages oUsing Cultural and Artistic media, Performing Arts – especially for youth and children – in progress oUsing sport and other creative activities for youth and children
COMMUNICATION as Activities – spreading the Word by direct engagement and witness
oSupport for Missionary Evangelisation in the North-Western Missions - Parishes and their Communities – in broadly understood formation work – help in organising and maintaining; training and encouraging local missionary potential – some in situ but mostly outreach work by the Mobile-Missionary - Primary Evangelisation and Formation Team oOn-going Formation for Adults, Youth and Children – in situ & outreach work oFormation for Marriage & Family Life – in situ & outreach work oBehavioural Change & Sexuality, Education for Life (with HIV-AIDS background), Theology of the Body – in situ & outreach work oLectio Divina – in the community of the centre and as outreach in communities oBBS – courses in situ and as outreach in communities oBasic pastoral anthropological and ethnographic research & documentation – in progress (especially among San and Hambukushu People) oHIV-AIDS related activities – in situ and as outreach