After time spent in fellowship at Ribbingebäck (1 – 3 September 2013), the Global Roundtable attendees sent through some of their thoughts:
Tom Sanchez (Pastor of Global Outreach: Grace Covenant Church in Austin, Texas)
Beside the fact that God favored us with perfect weather all week long, and we were served and treated like royalty by the service team, and the food was great and abundant, and the fellowship was rich and meaningful; besides all that, I believe that God met with us and guided our work in identifying five of the key issues that the worldwide body of Christ faces in effectively reaching humanity with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
David Lee (GMTC, Korea)
It was a privilege to have met all of you during our time together. Special thanks to you, Bertil and the team for the hard work you have done to make the meeting a success. Most of all, it was blessing to meet old friends and make new friends. May the Lord continue to bless you all richly as you serve the Lord globally,
Sabrina Black (MANI-Continental Coordinator for North America Diaspora / Global Projects for Hope, Help and Healing)
Glory to God in the highest; He is worthy to be praised. Thank you for the time spent together in that sacred space at the Ribbingeback Retreat Center in Sweden. It was a pleasure to meet others along the way at the WEA MC Global Leadership Round Table as we work towards fulfilment of the Great Commission. There many memories of conversations shared, plans made and moments of enlightenment. I gleaned so much from the gathering. Thanks again for the invitation and for welcoming me into the Tribe. It is nice to be connected.
Sas Conradie (Global Generosity Network, UK)
Thank you very much for the past few days. It had been a great encouragement to me that I am not alone in this journey to see the Kingdom of God becoming a reality in the lives of people and communities globally actually by connecting and equipping others to do that. It is even more difficult as I have to walk this journey with all my flaws, weaknesses and baggage. And then communicate in a language which is not my mother tongue! It can be a very lonely journey in my little office in the South Asian Concern office in south London or at home in our obscure town in South England. It was therefore a reassurance to connect and share with fellow pilgrims in similar situations in other parts of the world. Thank you very much for the support, friendship, listening ears and prayers. That gives strength for the next part of the journey.
Ken Katayama (President of Crossover, USA)
I was extremely blessed, encouraged and honoured to participate at the round table. I am looking forward to seeing where God will take us as we all walk through our journey. Blessings.
Prosper Isichau (Nigeria)
I have been so richly blessed by the company of great and selfless servants of God, committed to his mission on earth. I am so sure that the impact of this meeting will yield lasting fruits in my life and in the lives of many others.
Wendy Colon (Wycliffe. Latin America)
Thank you very much for your kindness. This was a very refreshing experience in a very nice place and with a very special group. It was good to see people that we know again.