Autumn Mission Festival 2018
God widens your space! September 23, 2018
Hold on to what is good and try something new. Seek Jesus in prayer and with his help shape the future.
This is what the Autumn Mission Festival of the Christian Mission and Relief Organization DMG interpersonal on 23 September 2018 at the Buchenauerhof near 74889 Sinsheim is all about. The big event, starting at 10 a.m. with a festive worship service and a plenary session in the afternoon, has the motto: "God widens your space!” The main messages will be held by the new directors of DMG, Rev. Günther Beck and Andrew Howes. They will discuss the future of the DMG; which new employment possibilities and projects are needed in a dramatically changing world and how they want to further develop the DMG. The trombone choir of the Ev.-Luth. parish from Schmalfeld will provide for an attractive musical accompaniment.
We live in a free Europe. Despite our apparent freedom however, people here also experience how restricted their lives can be, e.g. through illness and professional obligations which they cannot overcome on their own. At the Autumn Mission Festival some of those affected tell how God in their limitations has widened the space for them to live.
Freedom of opinion and religion are a priceless asset on our continent. In many other countries, however, these freedoms are threatened by the state and politics. Christians are persecuted. For instance, in Bolivia, the government has recently tried to obstruct church activities with a new penal code. Bolivian Christians pray that God will widen their land ...
Christians, churches and mission will always be restricted. The very first missionaries already experienced this: Paul and Barnabas, in a prison cell, when they found the strength to praise God, unimagined dynamics unfolded. At the Autumn Mission Festival, missionaries will report on resistance from bureaucratic hurdles, visa problems and preaching bans.
We live from the fact that God himself widens our space. Especially the people we serve. Jesus wants to free them from inner and outer captivity. We consciously keep in mind those who are still unreached with the Gospel. At the Autumn Mission Festival we will present new professional opportunities for Christians in areas of the world where the Gospel is still unknown.
The good news is that God is widening spaces, including our personal ones. This joy defining the Autumn Mission Festival we read in Psalm 31:8: "You have set my feet in a spacious place." Visitors can expect exciting reports from missionaries from different parts of the world, a varied programme with depth. Teenagers have their own age-appropriate meeting. And for the little ones there is a children's festival with games, fun, songs and good news.
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