Epistles of Thomas

March 13, 2010

More Than Gold a Success

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There is an article on the CBC this morning that More Than Gold has been a success and will continue through the Paralympic games.

The initiative has united the Lower Mainland’s Christian communities, including Baptists, Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Mennonites and Seventh Day Adventists, said More Than Gold’s executive director Karen Reed. “That’s wider [co-operation] than I’ve seen in over 25 years,” Reed said. “It shouldn’t have been that long for that to happen, but I think the Olympics was a catalyst to pull together for that.”

I’m currently reading Your Church is Too Small: Why Unity in Christ’s Mission is Vital to the Future of the Church and I’m sure the author John Armstrong will be happy to read this. You may not be aware that our 3D college and university group participated with the Salvation Army’s program of handing out hot drinks to people waiting in line at Skytrain stations and other locations. There’s no question that the Olympics got the entire city excited and we will have to see where this new sense of cooperation leads in the years ahead. I have read that many Christian leaders from London were here talking note of our programs and working on their own London More Than Gold campaign for the Olympics in 2012. May God bless their “faith working through love.”

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2 Comments »

  1. Thomas, thanks for the mention of my new book. You may not know but I had the great privilege of meeting with the More Than Gold (Vancouver) leadership team in late November as they prepared for ministry at the Olympics. One of my prayers is that this excellent group will continue and that the vision I cast in my book will move many Christians across British Columbia to embrace the mission of unity seen in More Than Gold on an permanent basis. Pray that the Lord leads many to this goal so that Christ’s church in Vancouver and beyond might embrace the missional unity he prayed for in John 17.

    Comment by John H. Armstrong — March 13, 2010 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Hi John, Thanks for stopping by. I didn’t know that you met with them in November. It’s good to hear that things have worked out so well. I’ve almost finished your book and will be posting next week as part of your blog tour. But I guess you already know that because how else could I be reading it already :).

      Comment by Thomas — March 13, 2010 @ 22:15 | Reply


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