I am back in the saddle here at Bethany after two weeks in Namibia, where my ELCA companion-relationship team connected with the Lutheran church bodies in the north and south, and with the German Lutheran church in Windhoek, as well as the Pacific Lutheran Church people in Namibia. Our goal was to listen to our official companions on how me might walk with them into the future. The next step is to formulize a proposed strategic plan, and then implement it, a part of which undoubtedly will be raising funds. Despite grinding poverty, the brand-new nation of Namibia is pretty well poised for the future.
- Rachel Pritchett, office administrator