Following a presentation on the 125th anniversary of Christian Reformed World Missions, Theody Corton, a Filipino elder delegate from Toronto, felt moved to speak from her heart.
“I stand before you today as one of the fruits of missionaries assigned to the Philippines,” Corton told delegates.
She said she has belonged to the CRC in the Philippines since 1978 and has served on the board of a Christian Reformed Bible college and seminary there.
“I encourage you to please continue with your generosity and support for Christian Reformed World Missions, because there are still more churches, still more countries to go to. We have to support the vision for the next 125 years.”
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