14 October 2008

Southern Africa Conference

At the end of September 220 YWAMers from over 20 bases or ministries gathered together to attend the YWAM Southern Africa mainland conference. These meetings are geared to strengthen, encourage and motivate through teaching, worship and fellowship.
Evelien attended the conference on behalf of AfriCom and found that her conference experience gave her a great opportunity to meet with God, and with other people. The bases and ministries represented all gave presentations that together created a wonderful picture of what is going on in the mainland region of YWAM Southern Africa. There is a wide variety of ministries spread throughout South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, all with great stories to tell ... so keep reading the blog for more! The venue at the Kruger Park base was beautiful, peaceful and close to nature.

Sarah Lanier was the guest speaker for the week. Sarah is the author of "Foreign to Familiar", a book which focuses on intercultural communication; her teachings were extracted from both the pages of her book and personal experiences.

Staff members who attended the conference each took something home with them - a story from another location that inspired, encouraged and motivated; a teaching that brought clarity on working cross culturally; or a reminder to stop and evaluate one’s ministry. We hope they also took home a sense of excitement about the upcoming School of Field Journalism and Communication Consultation (CRIT) … and that, when back in their respective locations, they look at their pretty promotional postcards, are reminded of Evelien’s presentation and seriously consider joining us for one of these great opportunities!

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