|Nick in one of his 'love without limits' campaigns|
The increasing chaos and violence in Europe evokes many emotions in all of us. We are often left with the question why these things happen, and maybe also with the question how we can prevent such things. On a larger scale it sometimes seems our prayers do not have that much effect... but that is exactly why it is so important to zoom in.
We are witnessing again and again how people's lives are changing for eternity. How criminal behavior changes into servanthood, how addiction must make room for freedom, how hatred turns into love. Time and again we can see that God changes people, when they are open to it and give Him permission. We know that radical change because of God's love is possible at an individual level, and that is exactly why we also believe in the transformation of towns, cities and countries!
|My Brother's Keeper conference 2016|
In Slovenia the 'My Brother's Keeper' conference was held last month, already for the 7th time in a row. More than 400 men, from countries that previously were at war with each other and hated each other, came together to seek unity, forgiveness and reconciliation. If that can happen, then everything can!
Pastor Steve Telzerow of International Christian Fellowship (ICF) in Ljubljana is one of the organizers behind these conferences. But there's more ... he's also very much involved in the organization of a major campaign with Nick Vujicic which will take place in Koper on 28 September 2016.
Nick will be joined by athletes and artists for a live program that will promote social values and challenge cultural problems such as bullying, discrimination, and teenage suicide in public schools. 3,500 students will be present and it will be mandatory for the remaining 80,000+ students to watch via the live broadcast. It is even possible to broadcast the event on national television. Why is this important?
People do not get violent or have destructive thoughts from one day to the other, it often starts at a young age and grows slowly. Nick will speak from his own life and faith experience and can always count on a huge positive response.
It takes quite an amount of money to organize this event and the live broadcast thereof. Several crowdfunding campaigns have been started and we will certainly do our best to help as well. We will do so out of our heart for the nations and based on the belief that love will conquer all!
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