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Greetings in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  What an exciting 7 days representing you and the iDio and the ACNA at GAFCON 2 in Nairobi!

The days were filled with Holy Spirit- inspired worship, prayers, daily Bible studies through the book of Ephesians led by gifted teachers from around the world, and opportunities to meet devout, Bible-believing Christians suffering daily for the Faith.  The setting of the 1912 Norman-design All Saints Cathedral was perfect. We celebrated Holy Communion and a plenary session, and a good number of bishops’ meetings were held in the nave.  The new Auditorium, which seats more than 2000, was an excellent setting for the praise and worship, Bible studies, listening to the program speakers, and fellowship. The occasion when we learned a new praise song in a Ugandan dialect and then everyone sang it in their own tongue was just…well, Heavenly. The Kenyan hospitality was exquisite, and the food was always more than we could eat.  We never missed a tea break, sharing deep fellowship at every meal and every tea break.

My breakout session (ten hours over 4 days) was The Work of the Holy Spirit, led by Stephen Noll. Ashley Null presented the Holy Spirit in the Anglican Church in the 16th, 17th, and 18-19th centuries and why we now have three legitimate streams, in 2.5 hours. (Yes, I have writer’s cramp). Our friend Bp. Miguel Uchoa presented the necessary complementarity of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Bp. Nicholas Fape shared the Work of the Holy Spirit in dealing with evil.  This was all covered with prayer facilitated by our own Bp. Bill.  Yes, I was drinking out of the saucer.

(photo: Archbishop Emmanuel Egbunu, Province of Lokoja, Church of Nigeria, giving the first Bible study)

There were also two lawyers’ meetings, which were invaluabl,e and friendships begun and renewed with 32 lawyers from around the Global South and the GAFCON provinces.  The stories from England of orthodox priests being persecuted by relativist bishops in the UK were reminiscent of where the U.S. was 15 years ago. There is much happening, and many more will be coming the GAFCON way. Please read the GAFCON Nairobi Commitment and Communique with word-for-word detail.  GAFCON has become the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and is now the movement of the Holy Spirit that was envisioned in Jerusalem in 2008.   

      May God bless each of you for your faithfulness.