African Evangelicals hear call to take responsibility for continent and global mission
September 10, 2010 Leave a comment
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) has successfully concluded its 10th General Assembly at the Jumuia Resort in Kanami, Mombasa.
The meeting last week brought together over 130 Evangelical leaders from across the African continent to critically assess Christian witness in Africa today. (Photo EAE)
Meeting under the banner of ‘Redeeming the Time’, delegates were challenged to be a relevant voice in Africa and faithfully represent Christ in all areas of society.
Nigerian pastor Gbile Akanni said the time had come for Africans to wake up and take responsibility for their nations and continent – and just as importantly, for global mission. “God has appointed a moment for Africa and this is it!” he said.
Calisto Odede, Associate Pastor of Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Kenya, stressed the pre-eminence of Christ in the universe, the Church and in the lives of individuals.
He challenged all believers to remember that they carry Christ with them wherever they go.
Odede said: “We desperately need humble, intelligent, transformed leaders of character, prepared to pay a heavy cost and whose strength comes from their relationship with Jesus.”
Gordon Showell Rogers, Associate Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, echoed this call for leaders of character as he lamented the decades of war and conflict that have afflicted the African continent and caused the deaths of around 10 million Africans. Read the full story: Christian Today