Pastoral care incorporates serving in scenes of emergency, chaos and crises. Pastors are often called to provide spiritual and emotional support in situations where people are unable to get immediate help from their own religious organizations or even their governments. Christians are supposed to be salt and light to victims of natural disasters, crime, violence, wars and medical emergencies. This role is fast evolving in our increasingly complex and diverse society, hence the need to join forces to tackle this unique challenge, as well as increase the chance to bring Jesus to situations in a natural, organic way.
MBMM in my view is making big strides in this endeavor. Apart from its primary vision of bringing people from diverse ethnicities to worship our God together, MBMM has been of tremendous help to refugees and the under privileged in our area. Our Multicultural Festivals and Intercultural Conferences are unique in fostering multicultural ministries of “Weaving God’s Love across Cultures.” Our Cultural Ministry Advocates are gradually making an impact in spite of the many challenges they face. The opportunities are ever evolving, the work can be weighty and demanding, but the rewards will touch eternity.
Rev. John Bio Asante
Pastor, New Creation Baptist Church
African Caucus CMA, MBMM