Thank you for your presence here tonight and for your participation in our Assembly of the People of God. Our gathering is the next step in our journey of transformation and this weekend, unlike the others we have had, is not only a motivational gathering, it should be an experience in co-responsibility for the gospel and the Church which has been entrusted to our care.
Our Assembly comes together under the umbrella of prayer to the Holy Spirit and in the light of the Word of God, particularly the vision presented in the Book of Revelation by the Apostle John:
"... Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.
And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband....
And the One who was seated on the throne said:
See, I am making all things new."