The LEAD Mission Council (LMC) acts as an advisory body to the District Council and the Brother Visitor.During the 3rdLEAD Chapter (April 2019) and the 31stDistrict Council meeting (July 2019), several LEAD goals and key priority plans (KPPs) were assigned to the newly appointed Chairman of the District Mission Council, now referred to as the LMC.Under the LEAD goal"to revitalize the Lasallian Mission in LEAD by renewing existing institutions and opening new educational ministries for the poor always keeping in mind the growth of the entire District and the contributions of the Lasallian Partners and Brothers in each", the LMC was assigned severalkey priority programs, among them was to "ensure functional Lasallian mission councils in each sector."One of the proposed role of the LMC is to be "responsible for coordinating and collaborating with the SectorMissionCouncils (or its equivalent body) in the District."
Taking guide and inspiration from the DC resolutions, the LMC has adapted severalbroad goals: (1) to revitalize and renew existing Lasallian education ministries in the District and (2) to study prevailing realities and discover emerging needs, especially those for the young and most in need.LMC also seeks to formulate and implementplans and programs that will benefit educational ministries and institutions in the LEAD and enable them to work together as one District.
During the succeeding District Council meetings (DC32 in Jan 2020), the LMC was formally created and the following were appointed as members by the Brother Visitor:Mr. Paul Tam (HK), Br. Fermin Martinez (JP), Ms. Coreen Paul (MA), Ms. Christine Soe Hlaing (MM), Mr. Edgar Chua (PH), Mr. Jay Gervasio (PH, LMC Chair), Br. Lawrence Humphrey (SG) and Mr. John Chakrin Poopirom (TH).
And during its first inaugural meeting (June 2020), the LMC proposed several projects, aimed primarily at Lasallian learners and educators that will bring together schools and the Lasallian family in the District.
In the most recent DC36(August2020), additional tasks were assigned to the LMC, to help popularize the Institute Documents on LMMFP, the Integrity Criteria and the Declaration.
In the performance of their role to revitalize and renew our District, and on behalf of the Brother Visitor, we make this appeal for assistance and support from sector leaders and key stakeholders of our Lasallian Family to be actively involved and participate fully in the projects of the LMC and LEAD.
The LEAD Mission Council Members
Mr. Jay Gervasio
Ms. Coreen Paul
Br. Fermin Martinez FSC
Ms. Christine Soe Hlaing
Br. Larry Humphrey FSC
Mr. Paul Tam
Mr. Ed Chua
Mr. John Charkin Poopirom