The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army This year s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service took place at the City Road Hall. The ministers of all the town s churches joined in leading a service prepared in a South African township. The churches there have had to put aside

The Salvation Army

This year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service took place at the City Road Hall. The ministers of all the town's churches joined in leading a service prepared in a South African township. The churches there have had to put aside their differences to cope with the poverty and discrimination of the apartheid years and the subsequent horror of HIV/Aids decimating the population. They reminded us that Jesus healed the deaf and dumb in Mark 7:37 and used the command 'be opened'. Christians must 'be open' to the cries of need of their neighbours and be ready to offer help and care. They should be ready to speak out for what is right and good and decent and Godly. They should warn against those things that will bring pain, sorrow and disaster. They should share the Good News of Jesus Christ. And to do this effectively, Christians should first of all be open to each other, respecting and trusting one another and working together under the Holy Spirit's guidance. Refreshments were shared in fellowship afterwards. The Ministers' Circle planned its next meeting to look at joint initiatives.


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