Worship Video #31 was created especially for Congo Partnership Week which begins May 22, 2011 (but would be good to watch at anytime). This week celebrates the partnership between the Disciples of Christ in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Disciples of Christ in Indiana. Indianapolis is the physical hub of DisciplesNet.
Normally we would wholeheartedly support the partnership...but for us at DisciplesNet, we are called beyond that! This is because two key members of our core leadership team, husband-wife team of Bob Shaw and Susan McNeely, are leading the delegation that leaves as this video for a return trip to Congo. We've heard Bob and Susan speak of their dreams and passions for this partnership and their trip. So, our hearts and prayers go with them, and await news of their pilgrimage.
So, worship video #31 features special prayer and sharing for and by Bob and Susan, who especially ask our DisciplesNet family around the world to lift them up in prayer for their journey.
Thanks to an abundance of photos for the 2008 trip, most of the photos included on this video are of our Disciples partners in Congo, with hopes of bringing to you some sense of traveling with Bob and Susan.
We're also pleased to offer for worship the soul-lifting music of Rev. Dr. Twana A. Harris and Rev. Dean Phelps, singing "Down to the River to Pray," and "I Shall Not Be Moved." These songs are two of several African American spirituals that Twana and Dean recorded for us to send with Bob and Susan as a gift to our friends in Congo.
Peace and blessings to you. We hope you will be uplifted by this time in worship together with us.