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Youth – EMF European Huddle

October 2017 | by David Easton

The Huddle is an event in which brothers and sisters in Christ from many nations and languages meet together. Every year, people aged between 20 and 30 camp in the beautiful grounds of Guessens in Welwyn and have opportunity to hear fine speakers, such as Pal Borzasi and Lindsay Brown.

 

At this year’s Huddle — the fourth year of the event — there were young people from Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, France, Bolivia, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Ukraine, Romania, South Africa, Germany and Hungary. All had one common love: Jesus Christ.

It was a time of encouragement and up-building of faith. It gave us a fresh perspective on mission, whether in full-time ministry or while in secular work. All disciples of Christ have a responsibility to spread the gospel and be salt and light in the world.

If you like camping and being strengthened in your faith, plus enjoy meeting new people, then the Huddle is the place to be.

 

The event starts with setting up tents. There is a time of getting to know each other and a welcome, with the first talk followed by a bonfire — on which you can cook marshmallows while drinking hot chocolate.

On day two, you awake to new friends, in the form of ducks in the nearby river, and a hearty breakfast. There is morning worship, followed by seminars and preaching throughout the day.

We had excellent speakers. Mr Borzasi is Hungarian, but from a church in Romania, and well known to supporters of EMF. He preached on Acts in two parts and took a seminar on migration, nationalism and land in the Bible.

 

Mr Brown is an evangelist-at-large to students and involved with European universities. He spoke about mission in the modern world and said that we as Christians must ‘penetrate into society. Salt must soak into the heart’ and ‘Christians are to be radically different from the world’.

All who attended the Huddle went away challenged, having followed the talks with much discussion in our free time. It was a privilege to hear these godly men speak to us and answer our questions.

David Easton