For many months now I have been thinking a lot about the Kingdom of God. How does it look like? How does it look like for me personally and for us in Europe and beyond?
With Mission-Net we love to encourage all of us to become radical followers of Christ, be his Kingdom bearers and make a difference in living a missional lifestyle wherever God places each of us locally and globally. And that he does so, we hear from many of you!
At the German Kirchentag last week, I had the huge privilege of having coffee with two of the Taize leaders, Frere Georg and Frere Richard.
Taize will have their European youth congress over new year very close to us in Strassbourg, France. They also connect to churches in Offenburg as the various churches in the area are asked to host these thousands of young people. Now what to do?
Yesterday, Niklas and I sat together once more to finalise where to place what at the site of the Messe Offenburg to be as best prepared for the next congress.
We will have a few halls for sleeping, but again it will be very basic. So bring good sleeping matresses if you are staying with us on site. 2 neighbouring schools for accommodation are 10 min walking distance away.
We are so excited to tell you that finally the online registration is open:
It took us several months to upgrade our registration databank and comply to the national tax regulations. Thanks to a very committed team who worked extremely hard over the last weeks and months and some wonderful translators as well, we are open now.
The early bird deal lasts until 15 October. Register and invite a friend!
Yesterday 15 different leaders of various organisations and mission agencies met in Frankfurt to be updated about the development within Mission-Net and discuss further ways of advertisement. Also the official handover to our German motivators took place, Joachim Jenny und Reinhold Frasch.
Tuesday evening I had the privilege of meeting Norman (again), an Irish man who has turned 70 this year and with his wife is so in love with young people I have hardly ever seen in a man his age.
Early onwards, God blessed his company and whatever he touched, turned into gold! This has never become a stumbling block in his relationship to God, but instead he uses his money to invest in youth discipleship and other ministries locally and globally.