It’s Sunday night at the CHARIS2023Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, and representatives from twenty countries are wrapping up an amazing opening day. We began with a worship service where we sang simultaneously in three languages — and it was incredible! A pastor of a French congregation led worship and challenged us about the tender heart of our God. Two other sessions focused on preparing us to get the most out of the week by breaking down barriers of language and culture, agreeing to pursue a common agenda, and by prayer. An interesting case study of how misunderstandings can lead to a breakdown in relationships between churches helped set the stage for the Bible studies on interdependency that we’ll feature throughout the rest of the week. Praise God with us for the safe arrival of over sixty participants, and pray that God grant us a great night of sleep, as many are fighting jet lag.