The Assembly theme was “Walking with God in Doubt and Conviction”. Peace Comission represented by Rebecca Osiro (Kenya) and Tom Yoder Neufeld (Canada), shared about the link between doubt and conviction, and how the doubt can support and comfort conviction. Tigists Testaye Gelagle from Ethiopia, passionate about this topic, shared about how natural doubt is in Christian life and how important it is on our faith journey.
The first meeting of the friendship groups shared introductions to learn about each other and share reflections from the morning’s worship time. Global Church Village, workshops, games for youths and children, shared meals, made it a full day. Our day closed with evening worship that included greetings from other Christian churches.
This Assembly is a beautiful expression of our worldwide family of faith coming together, irregardless of geographic distance and difference between cultures and individuals concerns.