Dear Resurrection Family and Friends,
This Friday I am flying to Kigali, Rwanda as a delegate from the Diocese of the Mid Atlantic to the worldwide gathering of Anglicans for the fourth GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures) Conference.
"The Gafcon movement is a global family of authentic Anglicans standing together to retain and restore the Bible to the heart of the Anglican Communion. Our mission is to guard the unchanging, transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ and to proclaim Him to the world. We are founded on the Bible, bound together by the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration of 2008, and led by a Primates Council, which represents the majority of the world’s Anglicans."
You can read more about the history of Gafcon HERE and the Gafcon conference HERE.
The purpose of the gathering is to pray and strengthen the unity and mission of the worldwide Anglican churches that preach the gospel, uphold the authority of Scripture and seek to build Christ-centered churches. This conference will be addressing the drift away from the gospel and authority of scripture in the Church of England under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury. We will be praying and discussing how Global Anglicans are unified and organized if the mother church (Church of England) has left the Apostolic faith. We may indeed be seeking another instrument of unity other than the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead and maintain the unity of orthodox anglicanism worldwide. Needless to say, it is an important meeting.
I am so honored to represent you and our Diocese at this potentially historic gathering. I would ask for prayers for safe travel, good health, and a time of protection and refreshment during the trip. I will be returning Saturday, April 22.
I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to all that the Lord has in store for the worldwide Orthodox Anglican Church as we seek to Know Christ and Make Him Known!
Blessings in Christ,