I was reminded of one of our most recent church visits in Hong Kong, at the Nepalese church led by a husband & wife team who were students of Wayne's. The setting was completely different.
- In Wisconsin we worship in church buildings, in Hong Kong we worship mostly in schools and slightly remodeled apartments.
- In Wisconsin we see brilliant stained glass windows, as a reminder of the beauty of God, at the Nepalese church we saw the pastors remove their shoes before approaching the altar, as a sign of the holiness of God.
- Each church had a cross, and was centered around the teaching of the Word, shared prayer (especially for the sick) and as the ancient highlight of the worship service: the bread and wine which we Christians believe to be the very body and blood of the living Lord, Jesus Christ.
"...so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." (Romans 12:5)