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RCCPC South Africa

Presentation for Reach Committee
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nate phillips

on 29 July 2010

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Transcript of RCCPC South Africa

at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels :: Luke 16: 20-22 Why go so far away when there is so much work to do at home? Sociologist Philip Jenkins writes, “Denominations are going to have to figure what to do when the bulk of the power and money is in the global North and the bulk of the people is in the global South.” We believe that, through this imbalance, God is encouraging us to make Christ-like friendships across the equator. We are mutually enriched when we intentionally pray, read scripture, and work on projects together. Phase 1.
We invite two ambassadors, Elethu Gantsho and Unathi Mlisa, from South Africa to join us for two - three weeks this fall.
These visitors will:
lead us in worship
offer seminars on South African culture and the history of apartheid; specifically the Truth and Reconciliation commission
stay in host homes
provide leadership in youth and small group program
introduce RCCPC Reach committee to possible areas of partnership in South Africa.

Seki Women's Foundation
feeding orphans and the poor
sewing and gardening projects
foster parent assistance
affiliated with Hliso Memorial (Presbyterian) Church in Port Elizabeth South Africa
Needs for Phase 1
Hospitality and Logistics Committee
Elaine and Ian Croft, Than Tran, Ken Comegys, others
Host families: Reisors, Crofts, Comegys, others
Airfare: Approximately $2500 from Reach discretionary
IF we feel Phase 1 is a success:

Phase 2
Step 1: RCCPC delegation to South Africa in Spring 2010 to investigate projects
Step 2: Evaluate projects as a committee
Step 3: Establish covenant with partners Future Possibilities:
Work Trips and Youth Exchanges
Additional Ambassador visits
Sharing cross-cultural devotional material
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