27 All of you are Christ’s body, and each one is a part of it. (1 Corinthians 12: 27, GNT)
There is a new member in the CWM family – The Maohi Protestant Church (MPC) in Tahiti. In June at Global Assembly in Jeju Island we will welcome the MPC following a unanimous vote by the CWM Council in June 2015 in Jamaica. This will bring to 32 the number of member churches which are a part of the CWM family. The MPC grew out of the work of the London Missionary Society (LMS) which came to Tahiti in 1797, The LMS is one of the antecedents of Council for World Mission. Four members of the church were invited to CWM Council meeting in Jamaica in 2014 where they received the hand of fellowship. At that time Directors had an opportunity to begin to get to know the members of the delegation. The Global Assembly will provide ample opportunity for delegates to the Assembly to begin to build fellowship with representatives from MPC.
Please pray for the start of this new relationship and for years of close partnership. Pray too that the whole CWM family will be enriched by this new partnership as we mutually challenge, encourage, and equip each other to share in God’s mission.