Christian Surfers Europe Leaders Conference 2008
25th May 2008
For the third year running a group of key leaders from the main European surfing countries met together in an ideal location at houses in Hossegor over the weekend of May16-18.
The Conference aimed at uniting the small, but growing, band of surf missionaries throughout Europe, in order to get a feel for what Godís doing, look at priorities and, above all, to inspire and dream about what God can do through a close working relationship between all the Countries.
It was great this year to have representatives from Ireland, UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland. We were due to have a representative from Switzerland, but due to a plane strike she was unable to join us.
Each year weíve seen God continuing to further the work of Christian Surfers in Europe, and this year was no different with a growing number of people and stories which made us excited about Godís strategy for Europe.
We renewed ourselves of the vision of Christian Surfers and the key themes and aims by which we work. We heard stories, we were inspired, we shared great food but unfortunately, as last year, the surf did not cooperate quite as much as we hoped, although we all enjoyed a fun session on Saturday afternoon on 2-3ft shore dump at La Penon
Full gallery of the team will be posted soon, please pray for the work as we develop Christian Surfers in Europe, firstly through the website and secondly by working together on missions and really supporting each other in prayer, and practical applications.
A big thanks to the CS France guys who fed us and did so much of the work on the ground, and for the travellers who invested time and money into attending this great weekend.
Once again - many thanks guys - God is Good. Phil Williams