We encounter lots of people throughout our everyday life. We may encounter them in the bus, subway, or on our way to school- however, we pay more attention to our smartphones than to the ones we encounter on public transportation. We also talk much to our colleagues and friends. We text and email them! There’s even times when we argue through text messages and emails! ...
Why should the other people’s lives concern us? Isn’t everyone living their own lives? Doesn’t everyone have their own little struggles and issues? Everyone just needs to learn coping with those!
What, if we had the chance to change that? What if we all of a sudden had the courage again to approach people personally rather than sending them friend requests on Facebook? What would happen if we started talking to each other rather than about one another? Who would we become if we learned how to respond to one another’s problems and struggles?
The 9th Youth in Mission congress from April 2 to April 6, 2015 is going to be a plea for humanity. Fellow human beings actually turn into fellow human beings if we spend time with them, encounter and invite them. Our friendships and relationships can become deeper and more meaningful. Above all, we can share our love for Christ with those human beings that actually become our fellow human beings.
One of our main speakers for YIM 2015 is Ingo Sorke (see picture). He grew up in German, but spent many years in the United States. As a young man he decided to follow God and became a Seventh-Day-Adventist. He studied theology in Tubingen and Andrews University and is now a Bible teacher. One of his main concerns is to add practice to theory! Faith should be visible in the lives of the believers!
Also our second main speaker will shortly be made known! We’ll keep you posted!Written by Dominik Buchner on Sunday, 21 September 2014.