Last night, The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization came to a triumphant conclusion. The plenary hall of the Cape Town International Convention Center was packed with the 4,500+ participants and more than 1000 staff. Stan (my broadcast team mate) and I determined that we would be in this final session, but as it started, we were still editing.
Finally, our incredible editor, Justin, got the English version wrapped; Barry, our superb audio engineer got the Spanish voice overs recorded, and we decided that we’d just post the English version and let Stan finish the Spanish from the States. So we packed everything up and went into the final closing celebration.
We got there in time to celebrate communion with everyone, and close in a tremendous hymn declaring the Lordship of Christ – “Crown Him With Many Crowns!” We then received the benediction and blessing and went out feeling like we were part of a very large worldwide body of Christ.
We posted our final video report – don’t look for communion content, we were enjoying that time, not working! Here you go, click here to view it.
Now, I’m at the Cape Town International Airport, in the Premier Lounge, getting ready for the first of three flights and 30 hours of travel time, to finally be back home. (Please, Delta, upgrade me!) I truly enjoy international travel and producing stories around the world – but I really can’t wait to get home and be with Kathy and Alex. The only thing better would be if Tori were there too (but she’s at Seattle Pacific Univ and thriving there, so I’m happy). I really miss my family when I’m on the road. Kat was planning to be in Cape Town with me as an executive producer on the broadcast team, but at the last minute Lausanne trimmed the budget and we decided that since only one of us could go, I’d be the one. Thank you, sweetheart.
Yes, CT2010 is history, in the truest sense of the word. This week, the most recent chapter in church history was written as the most representive, most diverse gathering of church leaders ever took place. As they go home, they leave with a renewed purpose and calling to complete the task of world evangelization.
All praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.