Synod 2008 received greetings from Rev. Madalitso Banda, synod secretary of the Reformed Church in Zambia. Banda thanked the CRC for its partnership of 20-plus years.
“Since the flood and drought situations that hit southern Africa in the late 1980s, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee has been serving the Zambian people through provision of farming inputs and equipment, adult literacy, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. This service is not just to the people in the church, but even to those who are outside the church.”
Banda also expressed gratitude to the CRC for providing lecturers to his church’s college, and asked for more help in post-graduate training. “One day, we will have our own local lecturers teaching in our seminaries.”