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While at the LWF Assembly in Namibia, our group from Gettysburg had the opportunity to have lunch with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, several folks from the church wide office, and a couple of bishops.

We had a great conversation about the the challenges the church faces and how to move forward and the opportunities that exist for new clergy just entering the field.  We also talked about changes in seminary education, ecumenical relations, and international Lutheran efforts and relationships.  It was refreshing to get together and talk about the future and possibilities and opportunities rather than get with church people who prefer to talk about decline.

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Thank you Bishop Eaton!