Tuesday, March 3, 2009

THE SEAT OF MERCY - PASTORS/LEADERS CONF.







The conference took place on Saturday, February 28th -- we had about 56 Pastors and about 6 volunteers attend the conference -- rounding out to a nice group. We had a couple stops and starts with the program actually going forward -- so with only 3 weeks notice and a go -- we were pleased with the group that attended. I was especially pleased that we had 30 Seminary/Theological Students attend. With them still forming many opinions and ideas about their calling and purpose it is a great privilege to speak to them at this critical time in the life of their vocational training.

The Conference was Co-Sponsored by Andrah Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, and its representative Prabhakar who works as a consultant with them. This is a new area of them working with "Faith-based" organizations -- so we were very pleased to get their support. Trevain from NeoLife Mission facilitated communication with the Pastors and Leaders in town and also helped pull together the administration of the event.

This event really confirmed this particular area of responsibility that I feel God calling me to and that is to bring awareness from a biblical perspective to Pastors and Leaders and the great opportunity for the Church to respond in Love to this pandemic that affects so many.

The Pics are of the Banner which hung over the stage, Trevain, Vijay & Praveen who helped with registration another shot of some of the registrants, a shot of Trevain Raj Kumar (left) NeoLife Mission Trust, Prabhakar, APSACS, (ctr) Myself (A.G.A.P.E. - A Global AIDS Perspective Enterprise).

1 comment:

Andi and Sheba Eicher said...

Great John!

We have been praying for this programme for so long! how wonderful to see it all fall together. This is so key - to get the shepherds together and together approach the seat of mercy on behalf and with people with HIV.

we are proud of you and all that God is doing through you and those who you touch!