YWAM SWEDEN NATIONAL GATHERING 15-18 NOVEMBER 2018
HOPE FOR SWEDEN
As the people of Israel was to conquer the land Moses sent out 12 spies to see how the land was. What do we see as we spy on Sweden today?
We can see that in our country there’s a lot of positive things happening. That a person such as Sebastian Stakset has come to faith and boldly shares his testimony and preaches the gospel is a big success for the Kingdom of God. That prayer movements in different shapes and forms are active in various places is another good sign. There are also many churches that are ministering and reaching many refugees and immigrants in a more powerful way than before. Among young christians there’s many times a simplicity and a boldness in their faith that is very attractive and contagious - that is yet another positive indicator.
So, is everything fine?
No, not really. Sadly, there are many things pointing in the wrong direction. For example, bad psychological health is reaching levels not seen before, especially among young people. Another sad thing is that today there are neighbourhoods and areas where unemployment and segregation is dominating. When it comes to the church we see how many congregations are shrinking rather than the opposite. Over all, we are less and less christians. We’re also living with an ultra secular ideal where faith and religion is to be pushed as far into the private sphere as possible.
We need revival in Sweden! We need to see people come to Christ. We need to be based in the Bible. We need committed disciples. We need to have Jesus in the centre.
We need hope. For Sweden.
We want to gather around these issues as we meet as YWAM Sweden. We will get to hear from Andreas Nordli who is National Leader for YWAM Norway. He is a true pioneer with a big heart for equipping and serving others. We have lots to learn from Andreas and Norway! There will of course be times of prayer and worship. And a lot of food and fellowship!
We will also have a big focus on the big project that Bible to All is. In that we stand together with the Swedish Bible Society, Sweden Prayer and others. There will be inspiration, updates and information about the distribution in Vilhelmina in May 2019. And a big offering to all the Bibles!
Just as last year, this is an open gathering for everyone that is connected to YWAM in some way. Take the chans to invite family, friends and others! We hope and believe that this will be a gathering when we all will receive a lot from God.
Beyond projects and battles, it is only God Himself that can take us forward. We need the Holy Spirits guiding and power in order to see breakthrough!
”Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Anders & Sara Carlsson
Isak & Bea Oscarsson
Conveners, YWAM Sweden
SIGN UP: Latest 30 sep.
DATE: 15-18 Nov. 2018.
TIME: 17.00 Thursday to 15.00 Sunday.
COST INCLUDING FOOD AND HOUSING: Adults 500 kr, children 3-12 år 200 kr, teenage 13-18 år 300 kr.
YWAM staff gets a discount.
Pay to: YWAM Sweden
During these days we will be in the arge gathering part of the time and partly have our own programm. Theme; surprise!
Would you like to help out?!
- let us know!