The power of words
It is always so astounding what words can do
At the World Economic Forum in Davos for the first time since 2007 the tone concerning economic development was positive. And those words immediately drove up stocks and hopes.
This week the bank Credit Swiss announced its results of 2012. 25% down on profit. That sank its stocks for a moment. Then the CEA said that looking at the full picture they had actually done 100% better which drove the stocks up by 2.6% immediately. Continue reading
Barcelona, 8 – 12 October
News about the EEA General Assembly in Spain! You will get a first glimpse of the program, speakers and other interesting items. This newsletter will encourage you to send in your application for the GA soon!
Dear sisters, brothers,
In the midst of all turbulent news in Europe, be it the UEFA soccer games or another summit on the financial crisis in Europe, this News and Prayer Letter contains a lot that should gain your interest. Let me mention a couple of highlights of this month only:
- EFN, European Freedom Network, had an extremely good conference on human trafficking in Bulgaria medio June. Read the report!
- The launch of the Global Charter of Conscience in the European Parliament was another highlight. Launches in Bonn and London take place this week.
- Last week in Dublin a conference on young leader discipleship took place, one of the results of the youth leaders track at General Assembly 2011!
I gladly commit this edition into your attention and prayers. I can testify that EEA staff works very hard, but we al know:
‘Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain, unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain’ (Ps. 127 verse 1).
Greetings in our Lord.
Dear brothers and sisters,
There is a lot going on in Europe. Every day we hear and read news about economic and social challenges. Behind all these pressures Europe’s values like solidarity, freedom and integrity are challenged. But we have to say more. Behind that spiritual or rather Biblical values are challenged like: humility, love, justice and honouring the living God instead of today’s idols of security, money or nationality.
Together we pray and we work for the transformation of Europe. Not something that we have in our hands, but we trust a great God, Who will not abandon the work of His hands. Together we cry to Him, we are so dependant on Him. Together we work for the glory of His name and the welfare of our continent. Let us do it with joy and with endurance.
Happy reading, sincere greetings in our Lord.