europe: January 31, 2017

Holiday Centres Reopening in the UK

We are in a very exciting stage at Christian Endeavour Holiday Centres. Our Board of Trustees decided that Beechwood Court, which has been part of the organisation for over 95 years, will re-open in April 2017. The Pleasaunce, another Centre will re-open later in the year. Beechwood Court is located in Conwy, North Wales and the Pleasaunce is in North Norfolk.

For many years the Centres were run with the help from Christian volunteers from around the world and we want to bring this idea back. We would like to connect with the WCEU in finding christians who are interested in experiencing new cultures, learning English and developing their faith. The Holiday Centres are used by churches, families, individuals etc. as a place to holiday or meet in a Christian environment. These holidays would have organised activities by leaders who would organise fun and games, excursions and praise and worship. The volunteers we have would be offered accommodation on site, their food and an allowance so they can purchase their essential items. They would be part of the community on site volunteering in the kitchen, grounds and maintenance, house keeping or even as part of the office team.

Our documents for ‘expression of interest’ in volunteering should be going on our website soon.

January 31, 2017, 10:32 h by by Jonathan Roberts, Volunteer support, Team Chris.

europe: January 31, 2017

Summary of year 2016 at Krisz, Ukraine

  • 44 events were organized in 18 Krisz centers, 3 in Bereg KRISZ suborganization, 3 in Botika KRISZ suborgaznization, 6 in Mérce KRISZ suborganisation, 3 in TiBorKA KRISZ suborganisation and 11 in Tóhát Suborganisation
  • 5300 youth participated on the 44 events
  • 58 communities participated in the Prayer Week in the beginning of the year
  • 1 council meeting, 5 caucus meetings, 38 prayer groups and other kind of meetings took place in the suborganization
  • Márk Zányik is responsable for the German and English communication since February a new suborganization was founded called Bereg, which includes villages and surroundings of this area

January 31, 2017, 10:27 h by Márk Zányik, International Relations, KRISZ.

europe: January 31, 2017

A group from Frankfurt joined the German CE Union

At the autumn general meeting of the GYFCE among six others a peculiar CE society was accepted into the German CE as well. A church in Frankfurt – one of the multi-ethnic centers in Germany – whose members are Bulgaro-Turks, approached WCEU trustee Daniel Hoffmann in his capacity as Exec. Director of one of the CE State Unions, whether their youth group could become a member of the German CE Union. Daniel visited the group and explained the basic ideas of CE, pledge, principles etc. They happily agreed with all the regulations and all wanted to take the CE-pledge then and there and become a CE member. This is amazing, because the young Germans are quite reluctant to bind themselves with the pledge. It needs a lot of explanation and encouragement until they sign the pledge and take up the responsibilities connected with it.

January 31, 2017, 10:26 h by Reported by Andreas A. Rudolph.

america: January 31, 2017

In the Spirit of Aloha (Love)

This year was our election (2016) to add a new team of board members as we continue to serve our churches to empower our youth in leadership and servanthood. We would like to introduce our new team of the Board of Trustees.

Vice President: Mahina Peleolani Blankenfild is 21 year of age currently in her 4th year of college studying marine science.
Executive Secretary: Kalehua Kamakawiwaole is a professor and a high school teacher and is our CE curriculum programmer.
Treasure: Angie Warren has a degree in accounting and is Mama Kahu of Kalapana Mauna Kea first Hawaiian Church also working with youth in other organizations
President: Rev Michael Maluhia Warren Pastor of Kalapana Mauna Kea first Hawaii Church, is the Chairperson for CEWU Nomination Committee, is the Chairperson for the Church and Ministry for the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches and is the Treasure for Hawaii Island Association. He is currently attaining Vancouver School of Theology working on his Masters of Divinity.

Our Island Representatives:

Maui and Molokai: Maile Shaw member of Pa'ia Hawaian Protestant Church
Kauai: Rev Rennie Mau Koolui'ia Protestant, background in Media and recording and President of Game Kids.
Oahu: Kahiwa Kamakawiwaole entrepreneur owner of Wearable Treats, assistant teacher CE Hawaii.

There are other member of this team that helps us to reach out and support our youth. We had our first event of the year preaching in a Indigenous context teaching our youth to prepare a sermon in a cultural context. We will also have our yearly training camp. Using Dave Coryell’s curriculum we have created a 4 year learning program and at the end of each 4 year of completion each student will graduate with a CE leadership trading certificate. We are excited to partner with other CEWU groups who want to send their youth and join us this year.

January 31, 2017, 10:21 h by Michael Warren, WCEU Board of Trustees.

america: January 31, 2017

Photo-trip organized at CE México

Photo-Trip, or Foto Paseo in spanish is an activity created by 4 endeavorers, with different abilities and skills. Nitza studies music and currently leads young choir “IOSHUA”. Abdiel is a graphic designer, painter and photographer, graduate of INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts). They have been working with the Mexican Christian Endeavor for the last years, leading trips, camps and workshops for the young people. Isai studied mathemathics at the National Autonomous University of México, and is currently teaching math in different grades. He has been working with the National Christian Endeavor since 2009. He is also a trip enthusiast and loves to work with young people. Last but not least, Mauro is also involved. He is a Bachelor of Communications, professional photographer, biker and wanderer, who started serving God through Christian Endeavor in 2014, taking photos and covering events all over the country.
He was taken by the hand by the Almighty and started this project almost one year ago. Photo-Trip involves going across the country, visiting places, meeting Christian people, taking pictures and having different small conferences and reflective topics according to young people ’s needs. After having from 2016 to present 4 different photo-trips, in México city, México, Chilpancingo city, Guerrero, Tulum, Mayan Riviera in Quintana Roo, and this year Nevado de Toluca Mexico State the organizers draw the conclusion: it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a professional or compact camera, you can join using your phone. It is actually the best way to reach people who don’t know anything about Christ, because it makes them them feel warm and like home. A lot of times people express their feelings by taking pictures. You can notice the difference between sad and happy ones from the first photos until the last shots! Praise to The Lord

January 31, 2017, 10:16 h by Ibzán Campiran, WCEU Board of Trustees.