The Green Anglicans conference in Lusaka started today. We enjoyed a vibrant Eucharist service with a sermon by Canon John Kafwanka from the Anglican Communion office, who shared about the Christian Social Justice story.
He then shared about intentional discipleship and the role of young people in building the church and Gods Kingdom
From there we moved into the challenges of the Fifth Mark of Mission – to care for Creation
Rev Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa shared the environmental challenges facing Southern Africa. We then discussed the issues we face in our different nine countries..
These were identified as deforestation, water, air pollution, mining, waste, renewable energy. We divided into groups to discuss how we can change people’s hearts in terms of these different issues.
We heard inspiring stories from several Dioceses such as Harare and Swaziland which are doing amazing things along with others.
Ncumisa Magadla and Margie Jansen then begin the Change makers program where we started by looking at ‘Our story” how has God touched our heart for the environment.
And we made new friends and shared some wonderful worship!
May God be praised