Chennai: Kanyakumari Diocesan Missionary Prayer Band and Synod Mission Department have jointly organized a three-day Missionary Retreat on 21st to 23rd February 2019 at AGL, Camp Centre, Vianayakapatty Salem. It was an opportunity for Retrospection, Introspection and Prospection to all attendees which vigorously torch the passion for mission and well as new vision in doing mission in current milieu.
Rev. J. Justin Devadas (General Secretary, DMPB), Mr. Sooryraj(Treasurer), Rev. Ravi Rajan( SM) and all other office bearers actively organized the retreat in well and meaningful way. Rev. S. Christopher Vijayan (General Secretary, National Missionary Society of India), Rev. Maxcin John (Synod Mission Director), Mr. Reginald (President, Friends Missionary Prayer Band), Dr. R. Jayakumar, Mr. D. Wesley Navaraj have led the sessions based on Transformational Mission. Dr. D. Thambi Vijayakumar (Diocesan Vice President), Er. S. Byju Nizeth Paul (Diocesan Secretary), Mr. N.P. Thankraj(Diocesan Tresurer), and Rev. M. Muthuswamy( Education Department Secretary) have conveyed felicitations to the retreat.
Worships, Prayers, Bible Classes, Meditations and Fellowship meetings were the part of the retreat. These activities have helped all the attendees to relook, revaluate, reexamine and reorganize their own actions and attitude. It was the venue for mutual sharing, empowering and fellowship.
One hundred and fifty Missionaries have attended including their families and children. It was visible that all attendees were returned to their own working fields with more enthusiasm and energy. This program also highlighted the necessity of retreat for the missionaries every year to be refreshed and rejuvenated.
Rev. Maxcin John, Director
Department of Mission and Evangelism, CSI Synod.