Planners of the Mennonite World Conference assembly in Indonesia have decided to raise the attendance limit for the July 5-10 gathering from 700 to 1,250.
COVID-19 cases in Indonesia remain low, so the Indonesian government has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers.
“Anyone can register until we reach the limit,” said Liesa Unger, MWC chief international events officer, on May 3. “Our registration team is happy to put in the extra effort to facilitate these late registrations and General Council arrangements.”
If the gathering size is increased later, more local participants may join the closing worship service at Holy Stadium, the meeting place of a Mennonite congregation in Semarang.
The expanded number of participants allows for the General Council, MWC’s leadership group, to take place on site instead of online.