Global Gathering 18 – Brazil
18th GLOBAL GATHERING
GOIANIA, BRAZIL JULY 25-28,2012
‘SHARING THE LOVE THAT UNITES’
May God, the source of patience and encouragement, enable you to have the same point of view among yourselves by following the example of Christ Jesus, so that all of you together may praise with one voice the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ—Romans 15: 5-6
GLOBAL GATHERING OF WORLD CONVENTION
Almost 4000 Christians from around the world met in Goiania, Brazil for fellowship, worship, preaching, and learning in the 18th Global Gathering of the World Convention, July 25-28, 2012.
Plenary speakers from Brazil, the United States, Australia, Ghana, and Portugal, gave challenging lessons focused on the theme of “Sharing the Love That Unites.” Heart-felt praise to God in song was led by Ken Young with singers and musicians from the United States and Brazil. Teachers from eight countries led workshops on the Bible, Christian history, and worldwide ministries.
This was the first Gathering to be held in the Global South, after previous meetings in the United States, England, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, and New Zealand. The Gathering was ably led by World Convention President B.J. Mpofu from Zimbabwe and organized by Vice President Victor Hugo Queiroz from Brazil. In the words of Victor Hugo, “The churches in Brazil will never be the same.”
Plans are underway for the next Global Gathering in Seoul, South Korea in 2016.