Delegates and staff arrive in Bangkok for the Charis International Leadership Encounter. Delegates and staff greet each other in the lobby of the hotel. A group sets out Saturday night for dinner with Rainer Ehmann from Germany leading the way. This group tries Thai food at the local mall. Part of the group that tried Thai food at the local mall. Part of the group that tried Thai food at the local mall. Part of the group that tried Thai food at the local mall. Leaving the mall. A view from the hotel about dusk. A Saturday night view from the hotel where the CILE meetings are held.
The North American contingent gets acquainted with delegates from France. Breakfast discussions on Sunday. Several delegates gather to discuss a video that will be produced to be shown at the American national conference in 2016. Several delegates gather to discuss a video that will be produced to be shown at the American national conference in 2016. Delegates get acquainted before dinner. Delegates get acquainted before dinner. Delegates get acquainted before dinner. Delegates get acquainted before dinner. There are several options for dinner on Sunday night: Thai, American, Japanese, Mexican, and Chinese. Delegates and staff gather in the lobby then go to the restaurant of their choice. Wayne Hannah and Malcom Stephens try a Hot Pot Japanese meal. The Charis meetings are held in the Vertical Suites Hotel in Bangkok. Dr. Mboi Andre (Central African Republic) and Dr. Dave Guiles (Encompass World Partners).
Each country is introduced with information about the country and the numbers of the churches in each area. Gifts are also presented from the country. Each country is introduced with information about the country and the numbers of the churches in each area. Gifts are also presented from the country. Each country is introduced with information about the country and the numbers of the churches in each area. Gifts are also presented from the country. Bartley Sawatsky shares about the Grace Brethren movement in Canada. Keith Minier reports on churches in the United States. Romtomne Louis shares about the African countries. Representatives from the Central African Republic share about churches in their country. Augustin Hibaile tells about churches in the Central African Republic. The African contingent shares a skit about ministries in their countries. The African contingent shares a skit about ministries in their countries. The African contingent shares a skit about ministries in their countries. Worship is led by Kevin Stauffer, Paul Klawitter, and Florent Varak (Encompass World Partners). The 2015 CILE Delegates
Dr. Dave Guiles leads a discussion on the most recent draft of the Commitment to Common Identity. Members of the steering committee field questions about the Commitment to Common Identity. Members of the steering committee field questions about the Commitment to Common Identity. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the Spanish language group. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the Spanish language group. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the French language group. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the French language group. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the French language group. In the afternoon, the delegates break into language groups to discuss the Commitment to Common Identity. This is the French language group.
Praising God in the three languages of Charis: English, French, and Spanish. A true taste of Heaven. Praising God in the three languages of Charis: English, French, and Spanish. A true taste of Heaven. Praising God in the three languages of Charis: English, French, and Spanish. A true taste of Heaven. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God. Pastor Keith Minier from the USA shares from the Word of God.
The conference delegates climb aboard a bus to tour sites in Bangkok. The delegates from the American and Canadian churches: Mike Yoder, Clancy Cruise, Keith Minier, and Bartley Sawatsky. The group heads into one of the sites they visited. After lunch along the river, some members of the group show off their newly-purchased Thai hats. Delegates pose with one of their tour guides on Thursday afternoon. Taking a break from the tour are Florent Varak, a member of the steering committee from France, and Shu Aoki, a delegate and steering committee member from Japan. Arnulfo Vieyra (Mexico), Kevin Stauffer (France), Franck Segonne (France), Dr. Dave Guiles (Encompass World Partners), Paris Pena (Guatemala), and Juan Saez (Chile). Dr. Augustin Hibaile (Central African Republic) and Shu Aoki (Japan) listen carefully to the tour guide on Thursday.
The delegates vote to approve the Charis Commitment to Common Identity. The delegates vote to approve the Charis Commitment to Common Identity. The delegates conclude the 2015 CILE by participating in three-fold Communion. The delegates conclude the 2015 CILE by participating in three-fold Communion. The delegates conclude the 2015 CILE by participating in three-fold Communion.