Winter Training Weekend 2013

Vazec Winter Camp

Over the first weekend in February, we met together with leaders of VBH groups throughout Slovakia; in order to encourage one another and prepare ourselves for the term ahead. In our morning devotional times, we worshipped together and looked at the story of Peter as we thought about leadership.

Situated at the foot of Mountains, with the snow still falling, there was time to get to know one another, build a snowman, visit a nearby cave and even have a snowball fight. Aside from relaxing though, we made plenty of time to pray for each other’s groups, brainstorm ideas for the coming term, learn together about how to lead better Bible studies and hear about how God is working through students around the world.

What an amazing truth; that God has sent us as missionaries to proclaim His truth into our university contexts. We are very thankful to God for the opportunity we had to encourage each other in this inspiring but yet challenging calling.

Here is what some of the students said about the weekend:

"Before our gathering, I saw our university group as a great opportunity to fellowship, study the Bible and praise God; I had not realized that God had placed me in my university for His mission. I am very encouraged to think that I am not just a student in my school but a missionary!"

"It was really great to hear testimonies of some of the amazing things God is doing in the university groups, and it confirmed in my heart how important our group is for the university... this time was really valuable for me and I will take away fond memories of this wonderful time."

Please continue to pray and thank God for the witness of University groups here in Slovakia.