europe: March 14, 2014

‘ People are always late’ - Linnéa Häusser is a Volunteer at CE Romania from Germany

My name is Linnéa and I came to Romania last year in November for a ten month voluntary at the Genézius Project. I am from a village next to Hamburg in the northern part of Germany. In the last years I was studying in Bochum in the western part of Germany and finished my Social Work studies. According to that I wanted to become a volunteer so that I can try out the theory that I learned and for personal reasons getting influenced by a different culture and a new environment. The EC Nordheide has a long term relationship to some communities in Romania. I have been to different journeys before, where we supported the CE in practical work. Maybe these visits changed me and my heart that I took this step to go for a longer time. Sometimes God speaks to me through songs and people. He also did in the time I had to decide. So there was no way, not to come! I am supporting the Genézius Team in different fields of student and youth work. It’s about camps, conferences, youth-groups and student-mission. Genézius belongs to the Hungarian CE Romania. Another task is to connect German and Romanian CE-groups. 

(We asked Linnéa to tell us 3 things that she has learnt in Romania) 1. There is always a soup before the main course. 2. Men don´t shake hands with girls. It feels like you are invisible. 3. People are always late. 

Linnea’s blog about the time in Romania: http://linneainrumaenien.blogspot.de

March 14, 2014, 09:57 h by Anna Visky.

europe: March 14, 2014

News from Scotland

A special meeting was held on 26 October 2013 to discuss the future of CE in Scotland. After much discussion, it was decided to continue with the CE in Scotland website (www.cescotland.org) and with the ‘CE in Scotland’ Facebook page for the next three years. Encouragement will also be given to the Junior Groups in Scotland. There is a collection of photographs, pamphlets, publications, Convention Handbooks and minute books which are of interest to many of our Endeavorers from the past. Some artefacts date back to 1889! It is proposed to have several Road-shows at different locations in Scotland in the near future to let Endeavorers see them before they are deposited into archives. Changes were made in the personnel of the Executive but the office bearers remain the same. These members are keen to continue to promote the work of Christian Endeavor in Scotland. To celebrate Founder’s Day and to encourage the Juniors in the Hamilton Baptist Church, there were special Church services on Sunday 16 February 2014, morning and evening, taken by their CE members.

March 14, 2014, 09:53 h by Elizabeth McGrouther, Organizing Secretary.

europe: March 14, 2014

News from Ireland

A Fun Day in East Antrim Union lived up to its name; Juniors in the Armagh and South Tyrone Union and the Enniskillen Union eagerly look forward to theirs in March. Unions and Societies marked Christmas in various ways – Belfast Union as well as Armagh and South Tyrone held Carol Services. This year Irish Union feels a special affinity with the WCEU Prayer Week having compiled the Prayer Manual. Every year Irish CE supports a missionary project – this year it is Charlene’s Project and more information may be found at: http://www.charlenesproject.org.

March 14, 2014, 09:52 h by Anna Visky.

europe: December 09, 2013

National CE Convention in Ireland

The 99th Irish National CE Convention was held on Saturday 21 September, in Raffrey Presbyterian Church in Co. Down. The Revd Scott Woodburn spoke on the theme, “Connected” and praise was led by the Church’s young people. Local Minister, Revd Brian Small led a devotional time in the morning. Young Adults/Young People, Seniors/Comrades and Juniors all enjoyed their own separate events during the day coming together after the AGM and dinner for the main rally in the evening when The Rev Drewe McConnell, from First Limavady and Magilligan Presbyterian Churches was installed as Irish CE Union President in succession to Mrs Gwen Carson. A cheque was presented to the Seaman’s Christian Friend Society – last years’ Missionary Project and this year’s – Charlene’s Project – was introduced. Westbourne Presbyterian JCE, Belfast, were presented with the George Mann Shield for efficiency. Irish Union has now completed the Prayer Manual for the WCEU Prayer Week to be held 2-8 February 2014.

December 09, 2013, 13:41 h by Reported by Margaret Houston, PR officer, Ireland.

europe: December 09, 2013

Elections at CE Romania

First of all I would like to thank you in the name of the Romanian CE Union for your prayers by which you supported us in the past year! From October 2012 until October 2013 our National Union went through a transition year having a board of 15 members and the President. Their task was to ask from our Lord God the new vision, in another words the new strategy for the Romanian CE Union. This new strategy redefines the CE Union first of all as a community of people who accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and who accepted the 4 principles of the CE Union being ready to serve our Lord and His church. The main goal of the CE Union is that we shall work in our country mostly among the Hungarian minority as a movement, and not as a simple Christian organisation with humanitarian tasks. We felt that it was given to us  that in the next years we should focus our mission all over the country on children. As an organisation the Romanian CE has elected a board of 5 members, which for the next 3 years are as follows: Rev. Sándor Berke president of the Romanian CE, Imola Grosz vice president, Rev. Dénes Geréb treasurer, together with 2 junior members Attila Bán and Ágoston Szilágyi being in charge of child and youth mission.  We invite you to pray together with us that our work should have fruits for our Lord Jesus Christ's glory! With love and praying also for each National CE Union.

December 09, 2013, 13:23 h by Reported by Imola Grosz vice president of the Roma.