Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morning One at Cape Town

Well, the Congress hasn't even officially started yet, and I'm already enjoying it!  With the conference commencing Sunday evening, participants were encouraged to attend local churches Sunday morning.  This was an easy call for me, as my friend Stephen van Rhyn pastors a local church here that I have been wanting to visit for a long time.  And after this morning's service, I can honestly say that Jubilee Community Church in Cape Town might possibly be one of the finest churches I have ever been to!  As I looked out at the congregation during a vibrant time of worship, I was almost moved to tears by the scene of whites and blacks worshiping freely together in a land where the scars of Apartheid still remain for many.  This, in my opinion, is a model local church in it's context.  We were also treated to the guest preaching of Oxford Professor Michael Ramsden, whose message ended with twelve people receiving Christ.  Another treat was that seven of my new friends from the Congress came with me this morning, one of them being a Ugandan leader who is passionate about training the African church to reach Muslims.  Yes, there's a lot already stirring at Cape Town 2010, and the opening ceremony is yet to come.


Abu Daoud said...

Am looking forward to updates! Especially re mission to Muslims. Thanks.

Greg said...

Looking forward to keeping up with you guys and the conference. Glad you are there. Thankful for the updates.