The theme for this year's fall conference was "Radiate." 230+ youth workers from Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Czech to spend four and a half days focusing on God as a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Throughout Scripture and church history we can see that as God's people draw nearer to Him they are more able to clearly reflect His glory and "heat" to others. When we draw closer to Him we also find true freedom in His presence (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).
The scary reality is that we can serve God without a passionate love for Him. If this is true, we won't radiate anything of significance. But we cannot have a passionate love for God without service/good deeds! That will be a natural overflow of our abiding in Him (John 15). During the conference we spent a lot of time reading through the Gospel of John and the first few chapters of Acts. The Gospel is such Good News!
I'm also thankful that Anna was able to go with me this year! This made conference much more enjoyable for me :) and it was a special time for our marriage. I have been asking God to solidify the things that He wants us to take away from conference.
Here is our group from Latvia!
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