Every January, Students for Christ Europe has their Annual Prayer Weekend. SFC leaders and student leaders from all over Europe come together to one European city to pray together for all the ministries. This year we met in Greystones, a small town south of Dublin in Ireland.
Friday was spent sightseeing in Dublin, checking out places like Christ Church Cathedral, Book of Kells (a bible from the 9th century) and Dublinia. For a Scandinavian the last one was particularly interesting, because they had an exhibition about the Viking and medieval era of Dublin. Vikings! Yarr! Well, actually it seems the Vikings were actually quite nice to Dublin. They founded the city as a trading base, so perhaps not so much “Yarr!” anyway, but still pretty cool.
The prayer part of the event started out in the evening, when we prayed for each person who came, as well as some who couldn’t come for different reasons. This was a great time together, sharing some our personal struggles in small groups and praying together for those needs.
The main prayer time was on Saturday; between breakfast and dinner we fasted and prayed for every country in SFC – Europe. Here we shared some of what God has done through us in our respective countries, thanking God for them, before bringing up any issues we needed prayer for. The prayer and fasting ended with a dinner in Bray, another town on the Irish coast. Here we had several courses of meals to choose between, from the sound of it, every course was a great treat for us starving prayer warriors!
Sunday, was the business end of the weekend. Here we came together to SFC Europe’s business meeting, sharing plans and making some important decisions for SFC Europe. We also had a section at the very end of our time together to explore the core values of SFC Europe. By reviewing our values, we produced the following statement:
“We are an international people who value being family, Pentecostal, and learning together. We live this out by equipping, encouraging, and empowering one another.”
This prayer weekend was definitively a great example of our statement! How great that Mosaik Sweden is part of such a great family!
Greetings, Johnny Danielsson