In February, the Eglise Protestante Méthodiste du Benin held its first synod since the Church was reconciled and reunified in 2016. Michael Tettey, a mission partner in Benin, attended the synod on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain (MCB). In his address to the synod, Michael said: “The MCB rejoices with you today, that after many years of crisis and failed attempts at reconciliation, the EPMB is finally entering a new era of unity. The Church is now one and we thank God for his blessings.
“MCB has a long and fruitful relationship with EPMB, through the years up to today. That is the reason why both my wife and I are here as mission partners from MCB. May this relationship continue and be very fruitful.”
Attendees at the synod included Bishop Samuel Mensah of Methodist Church Ghana, and other invited delegates from overseas. EPMB was urged to strengthen relationships with neighbouring Churches.