From January 24-26, 2020, the Finnish Lutheran Mission (Kansanlähetys) based in Ryttylä, Finland, held a mission conference for ordained and lay ministers from international churches. Attending the conference, ELCIR Bishop Arri Kugappi and ELCIR Bishop Elect Ivan Laptev met with clergymen from the Istanbul Lutheran Church, Turkey, and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Ethiopia. The program included a Global Mega-Trends discussion on the morning of January 24 where FLM workers and partners from Russia and Ethiopia shared their experiences. From the evening of January 24 through January 26, a Mission Forum gathered missionaries, ministry supporters, and congregational officers for discussions together.
Reported by Liliann Keskinen. Photo credits: Keskinen, Laptev