Opening celebration Mission Net

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  • January 2, 2014
Opening celebration Mission Net
More than 2700 people from 40 European and 14 non-European countries made their way to Offenburg. The different nations were welcomed with lots of cheering while one person from each country walked to the front, waving the country’s flag. As a special surprise, the George W. Peters Prize 2014 was awarded to Evi Rodemann, the Director of Mission-Net, by Thomas Bucher, the General Secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance, and Prof Dr. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher, the Executive Chair of the World Evangelical Alliance. The prize, awarded annually for academic mission research and/or mission praxis, is the only one given out for 2014. We are deeply honoured to be able to host this prestigious award at this years’ Mission-Net.Karin Ramachandra, the main speaker of the Congress, talked about the biblical book of Nehemiah. She stressed the importance of making the impossible possible. It is not important how big or small the “wall piece” one is building. No matter how weak you think you are – God can make everything possible, says Ramachandra. She calls the participants to stand as one because this makes a big difference in their lives and the lives of others. As an example, she mentions that most of the worlds’ Christians are living south of the Sahel zone. We should not look away when these countries are treated unfairly, such as when immigration to Europe is made illegal. Instead, we should stand up for our brothers and sisters in these countries.We greatly anticipate many more challenges from our inspiring line-up of speakers.

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