How can I NOT say something about my beloved South Africa, where the THIRD LAUSANNE CONGRESS ON WORLD EVANGELIZATION is starting on Sunday?
One of my friends here in Cambridge, dr Dirk Jonkind will also present a short paper. May the Lord bless the world throught this significant conference!
According to John Piper's Blog, the Lausanne Covenant is arguably the most significant document from the past 200 years related to the cause of world missions. The Introduction goes like this:
We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God's good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ's commission to proclaim it to all mankind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve, and to make public our covenant.
See the program here: