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Staying in touch from the World Prayer Assembly in Jakarta 

Day 1 of the World Prayer Assembly was great. I was so deeply moved by the rich diversity of cultures and nations represented at the conference. There are quite a few South Africans here which is a joy!

This evening I managed to Skype home to Courtney and Megan. I am always amazed at how accessible communication has become in the last few years. It is wonderful to be able to talk to them at home and not be watching the cost - free wifi = free call! I miss them so much and this helps me to stay in touch.

Our talk during the marketplace track with Ed Silvoso went well today. He is a passionate and energetic speaker whose passion is matched by his intellect! I'm sure there were about 2500 people in the hall. I only had 10 minutes to talk about ethics, corruption and the role of Christians in standing for justice (mainly focusing on the Unashamedly Ethical movemeng). I think it went well.

Tomorrow I am sharing a session with my friend and mentor Joel Edwards. We will be talking on the role the Church in the Millennium Development Goals, and addressing poverty. I am looking forward to that session (this one will focus on the work of Michael Challenge and the EXPOSED campaign). Joel is a real gift!

On the 17th we will be at the Jakarta stadium where a prayer gathering will take place with about 120 000 people! We will have a studio there and do a live television broadcast as well as pre-recorded interviews for our broadcast on the 27th of May. Please spare a prayer for all of these events!

God bless bless,

Dion

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June 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAurana Books

Hi Dion!

I wonder if you can help me...
I am doing an article on the WPA for a Christian Magazine. I have looked on the WPA website, but I struggle to find a concise definition/ explanation of exactly what the WPA is/ involves. If someone on street asked you: 'What is the WPA?', what would you reply? And what exactly happened at this event? Meetings/ speeches/ praying sessions - how did it work?

Hope you can help me!
Kindest regards
Nicolette Ferreira
Vision Magazine

July 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicolette

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