Friday, 24 September 2010

Looking back - Lausanne II

In the final weeks of preparation for The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, I came across this: John Piper's reflections of 20 years ago, of attending Lausanne II, in Manila. They moved me to tears and reminded me of the impact that congress had on churches, pastors and missions across the world. 

This is not just another evangelical meeting. The impact of Christians from 200 nations sharing the gifts of experience, wisdom, insight and theological understanding Christ has given them, with those from other nations, is weighty.  

We pray it will resound in inspiration and shaping of ministries such as DesiringGod, and thousands lesser known, to the ends of the globe. Not just that more would be busy for Jesus, but that our Lord would use it to hasten his return in glory.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Hey Rosemary. Are you going to Lausanne 2010? Just noticed it in your profile as I read the post. Hope you are doing well.

étrangère said...

Absolutely! Leave for Cape Town in under a fortnight. Working towards it now for a year, in communications.

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