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Sound advice to young men leaving an African village to make their fortune abroad. Umbilical cords were interred in the ancestral burial grounds – a permanent reminder of roots, belonging and identity. The closing day of convention centred on the place where the metaphorical umbilical cord of adherents of the Stone-Campbell movement, indeed all Christians – is buried, the Lord’s Table. A moving but simple ceremony heralded the year of the Great Communion, leading up to the celebration on October 4th, 2009, of the bicentennial of Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address. Some pictures later of this and the preceding night’s Grand Ol’ Opry style celebration featuring Tommy Emmanuel.