Our Church’s heart is beating strong

March 9, 2007 at 12:05 am | Posted in Day 2: Thursday, 8 March 2007, Sierra | 1 Comment

Molo ubuthi and usisi! That’s greetings brothers and sisters in Xhosa, one of the 11 official languages in South Africa. My name is Sierra and I’m attending the TEAM conference here in Boksburg, South Africa. There are so many amazing people and amazing ministries that are occuring in our global church. To sit and listen to the stories of the Women’s Union of Uganda or the newly ordained priest of Pakistan, is to listen to the heartbeat and pulse of our Church. An added bonus is that with each conversation that I’m involved in, I feel as though I’ve travelled to that corner of the globe. Our Church is a church of relationships. And it’s opportunities like this that allow us to continue to build and nourish the body of Christ.

I have many prayers for this meeting in South Africa. My main hope is that each of us leave this meeting with a better understanding and intimacy of our God and the Church–As the Archbishop of Canterbury put it–to know God. Not to merely aknowledge His presence, but that we may be His transforming agents of justice and peace.

Amen.

Sierra Wilkinson is a US student at the University of Cape Town.

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