Global Mission Updates
Last summer a delegation from the South Carolina Synod traveled to the South Western Diocese of Tanzania for the Consecration and Installation of the new Bishop.
I was confronted with this question over and over again at the beginning of February. Our YAGM México group went to the US-México border towns of Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta (MX) to explore this question.
The Tanzania Companion Synod’s relationship continues to be a blessing for both South Carolinians and the Uwanji, the largest tribe in the South Western Diocese. Recently the Tanzania Mission Team 2018 enjoyed a visit to the South Western Diocese.
At our church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, we sometimes “play” a game we like to call, “Did Ja Know?” It’s fun to see who knows trivia about Pilgrim’s history.
So, here goes……. “Did Ja Know” that the ELCA SC Synod has three Companion Synods that we are in relationship with? “Did Ja Know” the countries/ Synods that we are in relationship with? They are Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (Japan), South Western Diocese (Tanzania), and Iglesia Evangelica Luterana de Colombia (Colombia).
Companion Synod Partnerships are all about being in relationship with one another. Getting to know one another. Walking together and encouraging one another in our Christian faith.
As a lighthouse shines in the darkness to guide ship captains away from dangers and toward safety, this year SC WELCA will respond to Jesus’ calling to reflect his light through local and global projects.
Companion Synod Video – Full
Companion Synod Video – Colombia
Companion Synod Video – Japan
Companion Synod Video – Tanzania
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