September Update 2020

Dear Friends,



Once again, warm greetings from Wisla, Poland. August feels as though it has passed very quickly.

Annual conference

We have just finished our Annual e-Coach Conference, it was online this year. It felt strange not to meet, face to face, with people we love and cherish so much, but we had to be content with the facilities that were available to us.

The preparations took quite a lot of time and energy; as a media company we wanted to use all our experience to make an excellent presentation of the good material available to us. Our main speakers, Wes and Joy Griffin from USA, the leaders of International Leadership Institute (ILI) sent us in advance their talks for translation.

It was all held on ZOOM (video conferencing software) as an interactive meeting. Over 438 people registered; 208 computers were online, many with multiple people participating. There was music, testimonials (some recorded earlier and some live), prayer time and discussions in smaller groups (ZOOM breakout rooms).


The conference topic was “4D – four dimensions of a life with God”, based on the 2nd chapter of Ephesians
It wasn’t just a regular stream – it was a 2-way communication with all the participants – using the ZOOM platform
We’ve arranged our conference room to a Conference studio
We’re joining our band in a live worship sessions form the living room above our offices
The team of around 15 people took care for all the technicalities like camera operation, lighting, directing, mixing audio, creating graphics and animations, applying the make up, streaming online and moderation of more than 200 users on ZOOM.
Great time of inspiration, mobilization and fellowship (yes, it happened online!)

Outback on a bike

Another interesting event, arranged again by Jacek and Ela  (Outback leaders), was for Outback volunteers. A second bike/adventure experience, incorporating times of detailed Bible study. The participants returned happy and motivated. We believe we shall make this an extra activity during summer, to build-up fellowship with coaches and volunteers.

Just a glimpse of what was happening is on the attached video.




Watch a short clip from the trip

Regional Conferences

In the coming months Norbert is planning to have several small, regional conferences around Poland.  Of course we want to observe the distancing rules but still be very active in these areas.

New platform

We pray also for a new, great name for a second platform for connecting with people, because we observe, the name used up till now – Looking for God – has lost some appeal in a changing World, particularly with the next generations. We plan to use two parallel names and two profiles in the future. If you have any advice, how to name the second-one, please share it with us.



Friends, we deeply appreciate your Friendship!   Together, we may change the World, in the power of Holy Spirit!

Henio


Answered August prayers:

Progress on prayer requests:

  • Yes, we experienced a special blessing on the “Annual e-coach Conference” virtual event, August 28 – 29, 2020. Very encouraged and happy!
  • Yes, all languages have now been updated to the newest version of the discipleship software platform.
  • Many happy, encouraged people after the bike rally connected with Outback in August
  • Great “Outback on wheels” event in July.
  • Good numbers of new contacts on our course platform. 2020 so far brings record number of sign-ins, 8,900!
  • Huge encouragement seeing transformed lives of hundreds (maybe thousands) of individuals, but also several of them becoming, after extra training, involved as e-Coaches


Friends, please pray

September prayer requests:

  • Preparing, still this year, five new on-line courses
  • Improving our marketing effort to reach more people with our limited resources.
  • Better business for our Radio work, businesses starting to advertise again.
  • Getting new donations to keep us alive in this very fruitful season.
  • Good preparation of the “White Book of Testimonials” to encourage and invite new labourers to the Kingdom work.
  • Nick Vujicic campaign in Poland, April 24, 2021 in Gliwice, Warsaw and Wroclaw.
  • Continuing asking the Lord’s help and mercy for a dear, close friend and mentor of mine, a man God used many times in my life, Phill Butler, who is suffering with cancer. Please, keep on praying.
  • Continuing good health of our whole team in these Corona times.


Poland, August 2020 in numbers:

  • 22,946 people visited our evangelistic pages
  • 1,858 people requested follow-up
  • 418 evangelistic courses completed

What do people look for on our websites:
  • What exactly is the meaning of life? Analyzing my life, I came to the conclusion that it is completely worthless and it is really a sequence of failures and a lot of shed tears.
    Female 18-21
  • I have lost the meaning of my life, I am lying in bed, which is an oasis for me, I do not want to eat, get dressed, though I have so many responsibilities. I can not concentrate, make decisions, I don’t know what to do, I’m terrified with loads of duties, and I remain in bed.
    Female 35-44
  • Why isn’t God helping me? I pray all the time and really do my best to fix the problem, and it gets worse. It’s been going for a long time. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, praying badly or what.
    Female 18-21
  • I am looking for my place in the world. I can’t enjoy anything. I am asking for prayer
    Male 35-44
  • I have a problem with pornography. I have a wife, children. I didn’t tell anyone about it. I have a trust problem. I do not know what to do. The fall cycle repeats itself approximately every 2 weeks. Frustration and lack of motivation ricochets at my family. I need support to get out of this.
    Male 35-44


Learn more about our ministry at
http://nec.ccm.pl