My Personal Impressions from the General Assembly
Church Care  2008-08-15
Hello to everyone who reads our materials and follows our journey in America. I just wanted to share with you just a little bit of my personal experience of the 17th CoG General Assembly, which was convened this year in the beautiful – Venice-like – Texas city - San Antonio. This was my first time to attend the Assembly and my mind was just blown away. This special event, which happens every 2 years, was attended by pastors from over 150 countries. The evening services were attended by over 17, 000 people all gathered in a humongous auditorium – praising God together, led by some of the most powerful worship teams in America. It was really magical – to see so many people lifting their hands towards heaven, forgetting all their daily worries and just enjoying the mighty presence of the Lord!!!

I am so very thankful to God that I had the opportunity to experience all of this. I am also very thankful to brother Dieter Knospe and brother Jake Popejoy for making it possible for me to be one of the official international delegates who were comfortably accommodated in a great downtown hotel. Of course, my experience would not have been full without having the chance to experience it all together with my brother Dinko who is also my best friend. I am happy that I was able to attend and I was amazed at how nice and down to earth our leaders (those responsible for our part of the world) were – they were busy with all kinds of meetings, but they still found the time to sit with us and have a time of sharing.

For me one of the most memorable parts of the Assembly was the 2 days of preassembly meetings, which were organized especially for the international delegates. This gave us all the chance to see each other again and to meet new people. I was able to meet many national overseers with whom we promised each other to work together for Gods Kingdom. Many promised to visit our country in the near future. We also will gather other ministers and visit them in their countries.

And last but not least, I was privileged to be chosen together with my brother Dinko to be part of the ushers/ security team that was responsible for the peace and good organization at the evening services. So I ministered in this capacity with 150 other pastors, and it was a great joy.

Well, friends, this is but a small fraction of this unforgettable experience! Please, continue to read about our ministry trip in the US! Be blessed!

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