February 27, 2015

School of Mission 2015: 'Duc in Altum'

Duc in Altum - “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Luke 5: 4)

Today, during the Holy Eucharist we, the ICPE Mission New Zealand together with our congregation at St. Gerard’s Church, witnessed 20 courageous young people who stood before the altar to surrender 5 months of their precious lives in response to the Lord's invitation to put out into the deep.' Duc in Altum' is the theme of the School of Mission 2015.

The School of Mission (SOM) 2015 has set sail and just as God made His everlasting covenant with Noah and the creatures after the flood, He continues to reveal His faithfulness to this group of young men and women. One of the participants shared that he experienced God’s immense rainbow covenant while another said he experienced God’s soaking Love during the Eucharistic Celebration and his heart melted in the warmth of God’s love.

The celebration was followed by fellowship in the dining room with a large array of delicious finger food. A private celebration with the community members and the participants was held in the evening after an anointed time of worship when we were encouraged to commit ourselves to follow Christ, keeping Him as our ultimate vision.

We pray that, like Noah too, as these participants enter the ark and set sail, they will cast their nets into the deep waters and seek the one most valuable treasure of all - Jesus Christ Himself!