Mission-Net Congress encourages 2,500 European Christians to be more missions minded

By January 5, 2012

Europe (MNN) — This week marked the end of the second-ever European Mission-Net Congress.

The conference took place in Erfurt, Germany, ushering 2,5000 participants from 40 nations into the New Year. The biannual conference is the only pan-European mission conference for young people, and Operation Mobilization was sure not to miss it.

The European Evangelical Alliance-hosted event was created with the purpose of encouraging 16- to 30-year-old Europeans to live a more "missional lifestyle." The event also provided an opportunity for participants to meet other Christians from Europe.

This year, 110 global and European mission organizations, including OM, presented displays in the Global Market, which was open throughout the conference for participants to browse and visit with the representatives.

Speaking to arriving participants in a welcome letter, Mission-Net Director Evi Rodemann said, "Mission-Net gives you the opportunity not only to meet people from all over Europe, but also receive some great teaching, take part in dynamic worship, and research many different career opportunities around the world with our mission agency partners and training organizations." Rodemann said she hoped participants would leave the conference with a clear sense of God's purpose for their lives.

Various speakers, including OM Founder George Verwer, shared each evening. General Director of the Bible Society of Egypt, Ramez Atallah, and his wife, Rebecca, taught from the Book of Daniel in the morning sessions.

Now that the conference is over, participants have a lot of follow-through to do. According to the Joshua Project, there are still 376 unreached people groups in Europe. Pray that the impact of what these young believers learned this week will help reach Europe with the Gospel.

OM mobilizes believers to spread the Word all over Europe and the world. To learn more about their work, click here.


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