“I begin by giving thanks for the 35 member churches of Cevaa, for your community of churches in mission, for your work and for your witness,” Sauca said. “We had hoped to see you in-person in Bossey and Geneva, but that was not possible.”
Sauca noted that the Cevaa assembly takes place as we continue to struggle with the coronavirus, with the loss of loved ones and with the social and economic implications of the pandemic. “These are days that test the sturdiness of our faith, the character of our hope and the depth of our love for God and one another,” he said. “The WCC and Cevaa share a common commitment to the unity and mission of the church.”
Sauca added his congratulations on to Cevaa on 50 years since the formation of the community of churches.
“Together we must keep the flame burning – burning with the love and compassion of our God and Saviour for a world in need of reconciliation, healing and unity,” he concluded. “May your time together be a blessing and may the love of the Triune God guide you through all your deliberations and decisions.”