Megachurch Summer Camp
This month, we held the annual Megachurch camp, attended by Christians from Poland, Europe, and overseas. During the camp, a dozen people were baptized, and during the Evening of Encouragement, we heard their testimonies of coming to Christ.
During the camp, we focused on worshipping God through daily singing and prayer. We had plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company, talk and encourage each other, as well as work together and rebuild our bonds, which weakened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together and in small groups, we studied the Bible. During the main daily study, we discussed 1 Corinthians chapters 1-4.
Our youth theatre group “Reformation” staged a pantomime on Litewski Square in Lublin.
We participated in lectures and exercises on tactics and diplomacy in evangelization. The lectures were conducted based on Greg Koukl’s book “Tactics”. On our YT channel, you will find an interview with Mr. Koukl.
Other events of the camp were also: psychological workshops, vocal workshops, and an evangelization trip to Zamość.
It was very fruitful to work with teenage youth, who actively participated in the study of the Bible and discussions about its practical application. It seems though to be confirmed that fewer and fewer young Poles seek God, which is why the current need is to develop new methods of evangelization and growth among youth.
Our children had a lot of fun at a large playground built for them and stylized as a medieval stronghold. Thank you for your support and for working together!
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Celebrant Singers – concert tour in Poland and the Czech Republic
In July, in Poland and the Czech Republic, a concert tour of a Christian gospel band Celebrant Singers took place. The band started its activity in 1977. Its founder is Jon Stemkoski, with whom we talked about serving God through singing. We also talked about the challenges that the band currently faces.
The Celebrant Singers has already performed in more than a hundred countries, playing for over 8 million people, and it all began in Poland, where Jon heard the Gospel and gave his heart to Jesus Christ.
Our TV took the media patronage of the Celebrant Singers tour. On our channel, there is a report from the tour.
Discussion on the draft law on freedom of speech
A Polish political party United Poland wants to push through changes in the Criminal Code – it wants to tighten penalties for mocking dogmas, rites, and church services by up to two years in prison. We discussed the bill with Tadeusz Cymański, a member of United Poland, Andrzej Turczyn, an attorney, judge Piotr Gąciarek and pastor Paweł Chojecki. We talked about what these changes in the law might mean for the citizens and whether this is how the defense of Christianity should look like.
The MP of United Poland defended the changes in the Criminal Code supported by his party, while pastor Paweł Chojecki, convicted in the court of the first instance for criticizing Catholic dogmas, emphasized that it was an unjust law and that it was opening the way to convict Polish citizens for telling the truth about the Catholic Church.
Judge Piotr Gąciarek referred to the project of United Poland as follows: “Whether someone questions or criticizes the Church and its dogmas is a sphere of freedom of opinion and freedom of discussion. The state is not there to punish someone who criticizes the Church or her doctrinal principles. A secular court is not the place where we should decide whether or not someone had the right to speak against religious dogma.”
Aleksandra Pawlicka, “Newsweek” editor, on our TV
Our guest was editor Aleksandra Pawlicka from “Newsweek”. We talked about her latest article, in which she proved the close acquaintance of Cardinal Dziwisz with the pedophile priest Jan Wodniak. On our TV, Mrs. Pawlicka assessed that the end of the inviolability of Cardinal Dziwisz, who had so far protected himself with the authority of John Paul II, was coming.
The journalist postulated on our television a fair accounting of the cardinal – like any other citizen.
Szymon Piegza from “Onet” also referred to the case of Cardinal Dziwisz in our program: “The Vatican was investigating the case of Cardinal Dziwisz. He stated that there was no negligence. This is difficult to explain rationally. It seems that from the perspective of the Vatican, the case is over. From ours – it has just begun, there is new evidence.”
MEPs: Tadeusz Aziewicz and Andrzej Sośnierz, on our TV
MPs Tadeusz Aziewicz from the Civic Platform and Andrzej Sośnierz from the parliamentary circle Polish Affairs negatively assessed the merger project of major Polish fuel companies – Orlen and Lotos.
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WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON:
- In just a few days we will inaugurate the activities of the Polish-Ukrainian Bible Institute in Lublin.
- We ask for your prayers for our new evangelization leaflet, so that it responds to the current needs and longings of Poles.
- We are preparing an evangelistic strategy for the autumn time. We want to make the most of this time to reach students in the new academic year.