Global Consultation- Wow!
337 participants from 63 nations gathered in Lima, Peru from the 14th to 18th September 2015 to listen, learn and share with one another around the topic of Integral Mission and Shalom: justice, peace and joy. We also had a further group of young people meeting on the 14th September at our Micah Youth pre-consultation and guests from Lima taking part in our opening on Monday.
Travel and arrivals were not without their incidents - with lost luggage, delayed flights, arrests, and sadly even one participant never made it at all. Each story held its own inspiring grace-filled testimony of generosity and perseverance. Despite these challenges, the Consultation sessions enriched our perspectives and challenged us to move deeper in as we embrace and live out God’s Mission. To capture some of the daily memories see this collection of video logs here.
All plenary sessions were recorded and will be uploaded shortly for access to all. Materials and resources shared throughout the week are being uploaded here.
A very big thank you to:
Paz y Esperanza – our hosting member. Their staff team and volunteers were truly amazing in how they managed to support and serve us all throughout the week. A special note of thanks to Alfonso Wieland (CEO) and Rolando Perez (Advocacy Director) who daily handled the challenges and opportunities with grace and efficiency. Thanks too to the team of lawyers who enabled the visa on arrival process to work so smoothly.
Our event managers: Ruth Alvarado and Jenny Vaccari – who worked long hours to ensure we all thrived throughout the week.
Our team of interpreters: Rogelio, Emilio, Nina, André, Gabriel, Andrew, Prisca, Kuyo, Mariia, Tally and Alena - who together enabled us to have simultaneous interpreting into Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Russian. They were further assisted by volunteers who helped with interpreting during the workshops.
Our worship team: led by Luis Alfredo, Guido, Dave, Erin, Stephen and Tracy. Thank you for inspiring us to reflect, change and act in and through our worship. The CD of the five new songs written for the Consultation, will be available for purchase from Micah Global next month.
Our speakers, presenters and workshop facilitators: thank you for making this an enriching time of learning.
And of course, to all those who attended, who dreamed of attending and to our members worldwide who enabled this Triennial to take place – it was so good to come together. Thank you.
The handover ceremony from Latin America to Asia took place and we now turn our eyes towards our 7th Triennial. Dates: 10th to 14th September 2018 – Location: Asia (Country to be announced). See you there!