Lausanne Day 3
Today was another amazing day. I'm really encouraged by the spirit of collaboration and unity expressed here at the conference. There are more than 4000 delegates from 198 countries and untold numbers of ministries and businesses represented, yet I have encountered no one who is stuck on their own ministry, church, or denomination. Instead, there seems to be a genuine desire to learn from others and to form long-lasting ministry partnerships with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Perhaps this is because Lausanne is a movement, not an organization. By its very nature, this gathering is about the effective collaboration of diverse organizations around the centrality of Jesus Christ and the need to share the good news of the Gospel with those who haven't heard.
Today I was able to meet up with a bunch of people, some who I've been trying to connect with for a while, others who I didn't even know I needed to meet. Today I also met people that I knew from outside of Lausanne for the first time. Yes… after being involved for over 6 months and seeing thousands of people I finally met up with pastor Charlie Koh from Malaysia who is an IPS graduate and the pastor from New York (whose name I have lost) who married Faith and Joel in July.
God continues to move in my heart and confirm that this is where I am meant to be. I'm not sure what to DO yet, but perhaps that is OK for now. I feel like a kid looking at a hundreds of presents under a Christmas Tree, I don't know which to open first!