Keeping the main of theme of Church-as-the-family-of- God the Bishops wrote this Pastoral Letter for on the 1999 sub-theme of the ‘Missionary Family’.
The Missionary family is one that works together to make the name of God well known. It is a family that is sent to witness to the values of the Kingdom of God. The values of Peace and Unity.
In the context of our broken society where families are facing immense suffering, the Church as a missionary family is called upon to be responsive to the suffering of the people, and to care for those who cannot look after themselves.
Once healed, our human families can again be the privileged place of witnessing to the Gospel, after all it is the first cell of the Christian community.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Lusaka, 25th March 1999The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord