CHARIS 2008, the worldwide gathering of Grace Brethren leadership from about 17 countries, closed Friday night with a threefold communion service led by Edouardo Coria (pictured) of Argentina, who has been a pastor for 45 years.
In an emotional ending, the group sang together, worshiped together, and then walked up to the nearby marketplace to enjoy ice cream cones together. By early Saturday, delegates had scattered by train, car, bus, and plane from Frankfurt to many parts of the world.
In each country, CHARIS participants will now be discussing with local leadership the impact and implications of decisions and directions discussed at the worldwide gathering. Your prayers will be appreciated as delegates travel home, and resume ministry in the places were God has planted them.