On September 16, 1741, the leaders of the Moravian Church were meeting in London to make a number of important decisions. One of them was to choose a new Chief Elder. Being Chief Elder was a big job. The Chief Elder was responsible for the spiritual welfare and temporal welfare of the whole Moravian Church. He prayed for the church, and he was frequently called upon to mediate between strong personalities. When the church was a little community in Herrnhut, Germany it was a manageable job. But the Moravian Church had grown into an international fellowship stretching from Greenland in the north, to South Africa in the south. It would soon stretch to America in the west. Continue reading
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