Unity in diversity
Flora Man | Malaysia
More than one hundred church leaders were invited on board Logos Hope
for a lunch gathering in the ship’s second week in Kuching. These were churches from different denominations, as well as elders and pastors who ministered to different racial groups, coming together to refresh themselves in God’s Word and to share the joys and pains of their work with one another.
During the programme, Director of Logos Hope, Seelan Govender (South Africa), shared a message on “Unity in the Body”. He encouraged church leaders to not only practise discipleship, but also be in partnership with one another to impact every people, tribe and nation as this is God’s commission for the church. Director of Partner Ministries, Rodney Hui (Singapore), also shared on “The Integrated Life”, reminding leaders to be mindful of a striking a balance among having community with others, communion with God and being involved in mission work actively.
The program was very well received and many thought it contained good reminders for them. Song Ting Kee, an Elder from First Baptist Church in Kuching, enjoyed the messages and commented, “The speakers today spoke from the heart; it’s not just head knowledge. Logos Hope is blessed to have these leaders on board to serve the community.”
Everyone went home with some free books, and a valuable afternoon spent that has once again reminded them to work hand in hand. Roland Sawat, a Pastor of the Eban (one of the native tribal group) Service of Emmanuel Baptist Church, said that it is important for the Christian leaders of Kuching to unite together. “We need to build strong Christian foundations in the young generation together, young people who will become future leaders,” he emphasised.
Published: Friday, 01 May 2015
Credit: Flora Man