The 10th WEA Mission Commission Convocation closed on Saturday, June 24, 2006
Jun 24, 2006
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The 10th World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission Convocation closed on Saturday, June 24, 2006, with the installation of new leadership, strengthened networks, and a hopeful vision for the future.
“The Lord has been speaking to us throughout all of the meetings and devotions,” said Bertil Ekstrom, the newly elected Executive Director of the WEA-MC. “The Mission Commission has been a meeting place for mission leaders, a forum where we can strengthen each other and form deep fellowship among colleagues. We want to extend this partnership to even more representatives worldwide, and to those in the mission community that do not usually attend these gatherings.”
Ekstrom was officially appointed as the new Executive Director on Wednesday evening – one of several leadership and staff changes featured at the weeklong conference.
The conference featured seminars, plenary sessions, and reports of new and ongoing developments in the field of mission. The sessions and workshops touched on a variety of topics, ranging from the serious “Islam from an African Perspective” and “Ministry in the Context of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” to the more unusual “Christian Response to the Avian Flu Outbreak.”