Executive directors Brian and Beba Schlottmann represented Abante International at the Wakeup Winterfest 2013 Youth Conference in Freudenstadt, Germany. The event began with an exciting atmosphere of expectancy for what God would do. Around 500 young people came together to worship, learn, fellowship and recharge their spiritual walk with the Lord for the coming year.
Many new commitments were made, there were several salvations, healings, prophetic words and in fillings of the Holy Spirit. It is encouraging to see young people take the experience home as more than just a passing moment, but as a transforming life calling to be catalysts for change in Europe.
God is moving in Germany and its neighboring countries. There were groups who come from as far as Serbia and France, and a couple of Americans. This added a new flavor to the conference. They were a blessing by their friendship and passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
There were workshops during the day and powerful worship services at night. Our executive Director Brian Schlottmann taught a workshop on “Calling to Serve” and preached a sermon on New Year’s Eve about Oil, Salt and Fruit, which gave the young people practical tools for taking the experience beyond the weekend and beyond their churches and into their communities.
God is moving powerfully in Europe and the young people are rising up to change their world. We are proud of our friend and Abante Supporter, Jivko Jacobs for the beautiful vision of Wakeup Winterfest as a way to encourage and empower the youth of Germany and its neighboring countries.