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Second day at the AbR Media CC2015

Second day at the AbR Media convention started with worship led by a husband wife team, Liesel and Dewalt Marsshall. What a worship it was - really pleasing in the sight of the Lord.

The focus on prayers today was women and children; Ruth from Hannah Project highlighted the plight of women in Africa and the suffering they go through.

First plenary session on 'Making disciples in today's world' was led by Niclas Collen as Aila Tasse could not come as his visa was delayed. Niclas emphasised that 'Our job is to make disciples not converts'.

Lausanne Media Engagement Network video was shown and Rudolf Kobutz informed about the free wi-fi which will be available soon in a number of cities in South Africa. More information on Lausanne Media is available on www.engagingmedia.info and www.facebook.com/engagingmedia

In the second plenary session continued with Niclas highlighting 'Disciple making - through Media' The key message was 'go slow to go fast' move from push to pull on media.

Session before lunch was shared by five presentations on how communities are impacted. Curt Bender of Son Set solutions informed about technical support available to African media.

Presentations from four radio stations followed, these were Harvest FM, Lesotho, Radio Alpha and Omega in DRCongo, Radio Tygerberg in Cape town and Echo for Christ in Liberia.

After lunch the breakout sessions highlighted Digital Radio, Citizen Journalism, Impacting communities. These followed by another breakout concerning disciple making, mentoring and training.

The day ended with Awards Banquet - MC was Lucky Mbiko. What an evening it was with nice Music from James and group. Main award was given to Voice of Life in Arua for the best Drama programme. Photo competition was won by two delegates as the judges found it difficult to give to one with so many great entries. South African Brie (BBQ) was served with a selection of vegetables and other food items. Wayne Pederson, Hans Olofsson and Abdullai presented short messages encouraging delegates to work together. Dance floor opened at the end with delegates dancing to the tune of James and his group. It was electrifying. All the delegates deserve a good night sleep after this hectic day.
By Christopher Singh

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