The Asia Mission Conference organized by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is all set to commence from 12 October in Yangon, Myanmar.
More than 600 participants representing member churches, councils, ecumenical partners, missionaries, missiologists, theologians, theological students, interfaith leaders and others from Asia and around the globe have started arriving in Yangon to attend the historic Asia Mission Conference and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of CCA.
The AMC-2017 coincides with CCA’s diamond jubilee will be hosted by the Myanmar Baptist Convention (MBC) and the Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC) from 12 to 16 October 2017.
The theme of the AMC-2017 is “Journeying Together: Prophetic Witness to the Truth and Light, in Asia.” This is the fourth time that CCA organises a major mission conference in its sixty years of history. The last Asia Mission Conference of CCA was held 23 years ago in 1994 in Seoul, South Korea.
CCA was founded in 1957 at the Asian Church Leaders’ Conference held in Prapat, Indonesia on the theme, “Our Common Evangelistic Tasks in Asia”.
“While being engaged in its mission and witness, the CCA has journeyed through the past six decades to fulfil its mandates of serving and enriching the churches in Asia”, says CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara.
“We ardently pray and sincerely hope that the Asia Mission Conference – 2017 and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the CCA, will facilitate deeper discussions, and will lead to greater dedication and to relevant and meaningful recapturing and re-articulation of our commitment to the mission, the act of the Almighty God”, the CCA General Secretary added.
The AMC will begin with an opening worship in the morning of October 12 and the closing session will be held in the afternoon on October 16.
The Diamond jubilee celebration is scheduled to be held on October 15 in a grand commemorative event at the Franc Auditorium, Ahlone Township in Yangon.
The coordinator and convenor of the local host committee convenor of the AMC Rev. Saw Shwe Lin said that there will be 5000 specially invited representatives of Myanmar churches will attend the thanksgiving service and diamond jubilee commemorative public meeting together with the international delegates of the AMC.
“We call upon all member churches, councils and all other partners of the CCA to observe Asia Sunday, on 15 October, in a most befitting way and to pray especially for the CCA,” Mathews George Chunakara urged CCA member churches and councils.
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