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Supported and Encouraged

WavesBecause the Body of Christ united all Christians, the World Christian body supported everyone and encouraged the weak. During the last three centuries, North American and European churches have sent out thousands of missionaries to Africa, South America and other nations to bring the Good News to the people of the whole world. This trend has now reversed. As new third world churches were growing strong enough, they were dispatching their own emissaries to a declining western church. Congregations in the Southern hemisphere were developing while others in the Northern hemisphere were shrinking.

Developing Every Week

BabyArchbishop Mannases Kuria of Nigeria was asked, "Is it true that there is a new church opening every day on the continent of Africa?" He replied, "I can only speak for my own Archdiocese. There is one new Anglican congregation developing every week." On the official photograph of bishops from all around the world at the Lambeth Conference in 1988, there were more black faces than white. Roles were now changing as one national church supported another and one part of the World Christian body built up another. In what ways can my fellow Christians in other parts of the world help me and how can I help them?

"World Christian Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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