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JERUSALEM: GAFCON III - A truly global gathering

JERUSALEM: GAFCON III - A truly global gathering

https://www.gafcon.org/news/a-truly-global-gathering
June 20, 2018

Day three at #gafcon2018 has once again been filled with powerful preaching, worship and prayer… as well as time equipping delegates for ministry. There has also been a growing sense of genuine unity and excitement around the vision of faithfully proclaiming Christ to the nations in the years ahead.

2,000 delegates are in Jerusalem but nearly 250,000 from around the world have joined in with the conference through social media and another 50,000 via the eight hours a day of live-streaming- many for hours on end. This makes #gafcon2018 a truly global conference and unique in the 500-year history of Anglicanism.

It is all the more remarkable given that much of GAFCON’s support comes from areas of the majority world with only limited access to the web, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.

So special is the global engagement that it cries out to be shared, for example, Robert M posted,

“Praise God, Having fellowship via the livestream is encouraging and helping to develop confidence to stand and witness more clearly to the authority of the word in the power of the Holy Spirit. I am from Leeds, England and my diocese as in England needs a sharper clearer witness to Jesus, with the authority of the word in the power of the Holy Spirit. God bless:”

Here are more comments coming from around the world as well as some from delegates at the conference.

@TAWoolford "I have never felt more passionately, joyfully, and determinedly Anglican than I do *right here, right now.* #gafcon2018"

@A_Minichiello "This is true gospel leadership and we are all longing for it #gafcon2018"

@Scotanglicannet "Humbling to be in a prayer group with new friends from Rwanda, Kenya and Northern Nigeria dealing with deep issues of poverty, climate change, fgm and persecution. Yet they are so incredibly supportive of those with our first world problems. #Gafcon2018"

@JohnMcginleyhi "Wonderful to worship together with almost 2000 people from across the world led by a fantastic African choir. Such a strong sense of the presence of God with us here at #gafcon2018"

Rev Stevewood "#Gafcon2018 feels like a homecoming. So many old friends from so many countries. Eliud Wabukala sends his greeting to”

@AbpDavis "10 years seems to have flown by since I last stood here in Jerusalem with brothers and sisters from across the Anglican Communion. This year is just as exciting - and bigger - Praise God! #anglican #gafcon2018 bit.ly/2t7gtId”

Jenni B "Such a great day of renewing old—and making new—friendships. Have been connecting with fellow Anglicans from around the world—from Alabama to (New) Zealand!”

Robert M “Praise God, Having fellowship via the lifestream is encouraging and helping to develop confidence to stand and witness more clearly to the authority of the word in the power of the Holy Spirit. I am from Leeds, England and my diocese as in England needs a sharper clearer witness to Jesus, with the authority of the word in the power of the Holy Spirit. God bless!"

Enyi N. “The Bible must be preached the way it is. Anglican church is taking the leading role. Jesus is the answer"

Scott G. “Following GAFCON from afar has made me even more excited for my upcoming ordination in the Anglican Church. I’m ecstatic that so many orthodox Anglicans are standing together throughout the world!"

@BeachsidePastor "A great privilege to be able to gather with and meet fellow Christians from all over the world #Gafcon2018 as we encourage one another to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations”

Izzie A. "What a privilege to hear this brother speak strongly on the gospel across the ocean. Thanks tech team for getting this live feed up.”

Prue B. "Good morning Gafcon from New Zealand. Stayed up super late watching but soooooo worth it. Looking forward to staying up late again all week. ❤️”

Brian M "Watching and praying for you all from Roanoke, VA. May Christ be glorified above all things!!"

Dave B "Watching over lunch in the UK... loving listening to a Bible teaching Bishop”

Joram A "Watching live from Mbarara, Uganda. Thanks our Archbishop and Bishops from Uganda for representing us well. God bless you”

Daniel J "Thanks Dominic Steele and the team behind this livestream. Its a great blessing to watch this and to pray more broadly in light of what we hear.”

Frances W "This live stream is so good. Thanks. Blessings to all at Gafcon - from NZ”

Philip "It was such a privilege to be there in 2008 and wonderful to see so many saints gathered there again in 2018. Great streaming; thank you. Watching from everywhere!”

Robert M. "From Pudsey Leeds England at times with my orthodox views seem isolated but what an encouragement watching the live feed God bless"

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