Posted on 17th March 2014 at 13:37 by LCBC News in LCBC News Blog
What a very special Missionary Weekend we have just had! We were blessed with special guests Bishop Louis Muvunyi from Kigali in Rwanda, Simon Barrington, Executive Director of Samaritan's Purse, and Pastor Iulian from Calarasi, Romania.
On Saturday we reflected on the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, but also heard about what is happening there now, where churches using the Raising Families programme from Samaritan's Purse are enabling families to help each other, and themselves, cope with the ongoing aftermath.
We also considered our role in mission and what it means to be part of God's family.
The exhibition gave us lots of information about organisations we support and missionaries we are linked with, including video messages from several old friends...
... and lunch was enjoyed by all!
On Sunday we received messages and good wishes from the church in Romania with which we are linked, and great encouragement from Simon Barrington to consider how LCBC should be involved in mission both locally and globally.
Thanks to everyone who made this such a great weekend, and especially to Simon, Bishop Louis and Pastor Iulian for travelling to share the weekend with us.