Baptist leader calls for partnership with Jordanians

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AMMAN — Secretary-General of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Elijah M. Brown concluded Tuesday a four-day visit to Jordan with a call for a long partnership with Jordanians. The visit included meetings with a wide array of local Christian leaders and visits to religious and cultural sites.اضافة اعلان

Brown visited Zarqa, Jerash, Petra and the Baptism site. Addressing Jordanian evangelicals during a meeting Monday at the Amman Baptist Church, he encouraged them to partner with the worldwide Baptist community.

Brown told local Jordanian Christian leaders that the Washington DC-based Baptist World Alliance would be happy to partner with Jordanian churches on different fronts.

“It has been too long since we received a proposal from Jordan. We would like to know what your biggest priorities, challenges, and areas of need are. We want to help your leadership’s work in the aid field as well.”

The Baptist World Alliance represents some 51 million Baptists around the world a 29 percent increase during the past decade.

Suheil Madanat, the head of the Baptist Convention in Jordan, and David Rihani, president of the Jordan Evangelical Council, told Brown that Jordanians practice their faith freely and safely thanks to the strong support Christians have from the Royal Hashemite family.

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