“This is only your first 150 years,” said Rev. Kobus J. J. Gerber, bringing greetings to Synod 2007 from the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa.
“Many issues on our table are also on yours, including Third Wave Pentecostalism,” noted Gerber. “Perhaps we can help each other through these issues, rather than recreating the same wheel on different continents.”
Gerber asked delegates to pray for Christianity in South Africa. “We dream of making Africa a signal of the coming of the kingdom. . . . We pray that southern Africa will set the example for the body of Christ.”