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Dear CT Members and Friends,

Living into a more authentic relationship with deeper connections throughout the world is much more easily said than done.  As we prepare for Advent Season I am reminded that many places around the world emphasize different elements of their Christian traditions.  I have had the honor and privilege of being in the Philippines the last few weeks working with different groups within the Philippines Central Conference.  There are several lessons I have learned and continue to learn during my visit that I think are essential for the CT members as a whole to continue to consider as we prepare to gather in Mozambique in a few short months.

Lesson #1) Don’t assume you “get it.”
I have a little bit of an inside scoop in the Filipino culture because I can at least understand some of the language.  But, even though I think I “get it,” I really don’t.  There are so many cultural elements that affect people’s lives and effect the way clergy and laity are able to conve…