Ministry partner update: IBICA – October 2018
The International Brethren in Christ Association (IBICA) is the common network for all national conferences of the Brethren in Christ church with the aim to facilitate communication, build trust and cooperation within our global community, and to establish common and mutual understanding through our set of core values. An associate member of MWC, IBICA has some 190 000 attendees in over 30 countries around the world representing dozens of national churches.
Building on the ongoing relationship between Be in Christ Church of Canada (formerly named the Brethren in Christ) and the Nicaraguan Brethren in Christ Church, Doug Sider (executive director) and Trevor Main (area director for Central/South America) visited with national church president German Garcia (Associación Misión Evangélica de los Hermanos en Cristo en Nicaragua) in Managua, Nicaragua.
Since April 2018, Nicaragua has experienced protests, violence and the interruption of normal living.
The visit’s purpose was to listen to sisters and brothers in Nicaragua, to encourage them and to affirm that they are not alone.
- the peace of Christ to triumph over violence,
- wisdom for the government as they lead through this season of turmoil,
- the prophetic voice of the church of Jesus Christ to be heard as a message of peace and reconciliation.
—Doug Sider, executive director, Be In Christ, Canada