PAN AFRICAN CONFERENCE ON MISSIONS
A PERSPECTIVE ON THE PAN-AFRICAN BRETHREN CONFERENCE ON MISSIONS 2009, KABWE, ZAMBIA.
Towards a Life of Integrity: Colossians 3:17
It has been one year since we held the Second Pan African Brethren Conference on Missions in Kabwe, Zambia.
It is hard for me to give an objective account and perspective of what happened in Kabwe last August, as Christians from various African and Western countries met together in the Pan-African Brethren Conference on Missions. It’s hard for me because It is very easy to blow one's own trumpet! I was in the thick of it and also chaired the conference with a very competent team of co-workers.
delegate told me afterwards of their impression of the conference, and I quote: "In
my memory it will remain as a turning point in my personal experience with the
Lord. He prepared for me a special encounter with Him there and that has made a
difference in my life. However it’s no wonder that it was through that
Conference that I was challenged by the Lord: it was packed with challenging
teaching, challenging reports and challenging people."
was particularly amazing to hear about the phenomenal progress that Brethren
churches are making in countries like
(PABCM organisers) honestly did not fall into triumphalism or exaggeration in
order to make things appear more attractive than they really were. Our
facilities were not good and very basic but we provided what we had. In fact, our
weaknesses in our African churches were exposed together with our
strengths, and tricky issues in the missionary field were addressed with
sincerity and respect. In fact, the topic chosen as the Conference motto was
bold enough: “Towards a life of integrity”.
visitor who was ready not to let any of God’s words fall to the ground, must
In my closing remarks, I said that the PABCM in Kabwe would become a milestone and a benchmark in the history of the Brethren Assemblies in Africa.
We thank God for his blessings and provisions and want to thank all who contributed and made this conference a reality.
For His glory and in His Grace,
Pan African Brethren Conference on Missions
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