Co-operation at a time of unparalleled opportunity
We met in March 1994 in Port Dickson, on the Malaysian coast near Kuala Lumpur. It was ICCOWE’s first major event since Brighton ‘91, and the spirit of Brighton was evidenced throughout the week. Over 160 delegates came from nearly 30 countries. Most were from Asia, with a sprinkling from Africa, Europe and North America. There was good participation from each of the streams of Roman Catholic, Pentecostal/Non-denominational, and Protestant.
Father Tom Forrest gave the opening address, and the next morning the first Bible lecture was given by Dr Tissa Weerasingha from Sri Lanka. Dr Joseph Wongsak (Thailand), Father Gino Henriques (Singapore), Father Kilian McDonnell (USA), Dr James Ukaegbu (Nigeria) and Canon James Wong (Singapore) were the other speakers
The experience of unity, the desire to engage effectively in evangelism, and the undergirding power of renewal all combined to make it a time to remember. A word of prophecy declared ‘This is harvest time... and I keep the best wine for the end... gird up your loins... you will be part of the flow from east to west and from north to south, and no single person will have the answer...’
We did find some answers when we were all gathered together, listening to God and to one another, these were put together in the report that was put together and is available from the ICCOWE office.