The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Asian Lutherans: What are the challenges?

"We're here because we've been given a worldview of all God's creation and of God's people," Paul Nakamura told opening worship participants at the second Asian Lutheran International Conference, March 30-April 3. The Torrance, Calif., pastor reminded the nearly 100 conferees that God has given one order: "Go — and baptize. We're called to be disciples. Be obedient to the Spirit."

Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference gathered Asian church leaders from 12 countries to discuss opportunities and challenges for the 21st century. Several ELCA members were among the participants.

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