From Aotearoa to the Windward Islands, the Rev Duncan Dormor, General Secretary of USPG, will be ‘Zooming around the World’ on Sunday May 3.
Virtually travelling to 22 countries and covering over 60,000 miles, he will save approximately 15,000 kg of carbon dioxide from being emitted into to the atmosphere from flights alone.
Duncan said: “At a time when the world is facing a common threat, albeit the impact of Covid-19 varies in different in parts of the world, now is a really important moment to reach out and express our global solidarity as sisters and brothers in Christ. As a global mission agency, USPG is seeking to do that via its General Secretary bringing greetings to churches, offering biblical reflections and preaching across the world.
“I will be ‘virtually attending’ services around the world over 24 hours on May 3. USPG supports climate justice initiatives, and it is important to demonstrate what can be done by judicious use of technology, whilst sharing Christ’s love for one another.”
Starting his virtual journey on Saturday May 2 at 23:30, Duncan will reach out to USPG partners in Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, The Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and the Windward Isles.
Duncan should be addressing anticipated world-wide congregation numbers in the thousands in less than 24 hours. USPG believes this is a ‘first’ for virtual preaching and very possibly a world record too. Please join Duncan and USPG partners in prayer this weekend.