Yes, we’re all tired with the limitations of coronavirus, so we are more and bolder with planning, but also anticipating the return of off-line meetings. We hope and pray our Annual Conference, August 28 – 30 will take place in Wisla, in a hybrid format, on line and in the venue. We are so hungry for relations!
Just the last weekend – eight of our Outback leaders went 370 km to the East of Poland, to select a new place for our second September Outback. We had a wonderful time together (traveling in our minibus), and meeting our friends (local organizers and e-coaches). Yes, we found a beautiful place we would like to use that allows much bigger programs, up to 75 couples and 100+ volunteers. It is in Bieszczady Mountains, quite an attraction to many Poles. We were so positive, that we feel that in the future, if the Lord leads, we can consider using the venue for a whole “JH Ranch” experience, i.e. a six day program. As we had to cancel the three June Outback weekends that were prohibited by law, some small initiatives were conducted. For example, “micro” Outbacks in Mazury region. And in early July, “Outback on wheels”, cycling along the Polish Baltic coast, 30 km a day, for a week.
Outback TV was quite successful, with hundreds of viewers being contacted and encouraged in the days when no local meetings could be held.
Our software team has recently reached a new milestone, the latest version of our discipleship software package GELE, version 3.4. It is now introduced in Poland and quite soon will be available in all languages. It is a constant process of upgrading and adding new functionalities, to make it more user-friendly and effective.