Friday, March 16, 2012

Balkan Staff Conference 2012

In early March Mike traveled to Albania for a meeting with others in IFES from our region.  We had 25 who met in Vlore, Albania for a time of hearing God's word together and sharing ideas among ourselves.

 Each morning we had a Bible exposition from Revelation and then a time in small groups to discuss.  In my small group there were 3 Albanian students.  None from a Christian home all converted during their time at university and all hungry to grow in the Lord and study His word.  One young man was trying to read through the whole Bible in 90 days.  Something I think that would be hard to find among any student in the US or Romania!

 Dragos (on the far left), our national director, participated in a panel discussion on evangelism with other working in Montenegro, Bosnia and Albania.

Igors our supervisor who lives in Latvia with Dragos on our outing up into the mountains!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ski Camp 2012

 With perfect weather for skiing this year we were able to go to Poiana Brasov a very nice place to ski with modern facilities and slopes.

Students enjoyed having lessons each day given by well trained instructors who were very patient and taught even the beginners how to ski!

 In the evenings after small group discussions we had time to just be together to sing as well as to play different games together.  But it seemed that most people would "hit the hay" pretty early after a day on the slopes!

 One day we had lots of snow and fog on the mountain that made it very hard to see the slope before you.  It was a bit like skiing by faith not by sight!

Please do pray that students who came to the camp would continue to be involved in the OSCEB meetings and God would open their eyes to Him!