Monday, September 30, 2013

‘Sacrifice needed for African Church to become self-sustainable’

From ENS-

The primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) said there is need for personal sacrifice from Christians in Africa if the Anglican Church there is to become self-sustainable.

“Christians themselves need to sacrifice a lot by offering their expert services at low or reduced costs to help the church become self-sustainable,” said the Most Rev. Albert Chama, archbishop of CPCA and bishop of Northern Zambia, during a Sept. 28 special ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a large executive housing building project by the Anglican Church in Zambia. “But self-sustaining does not mean doing away with partners. We need to continue working and walking with others as Christ meant us to be.”

Speaking during the same event the Rev. Jim Cooper, rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street, U.S., said his parish was helping finance the project because it was “a good fit” and one way of helping the Church in Africa become self-sustainable. He encouraged the Zambian Church not to relent in their quest for sustainability because “God will help them through.”

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