This summer, I will be traveling to Poland (Eastern Europe) to introduce the Regeneration 12-Step Recovery program to the Polish people. This program has played a special role in my walk with Christ and I am thrilled to be a part of a team that is introducing Christ-centered recovery to this nation. For the 6th year in a row, adults from Watermark Community Church, through a partnership with Cru, are once again traveling to in Eastern Europe on Short-Term Discipleship Trips to minister to High School Students and Adult Professionals. It is amazing to see what God has done with our team in just 6 short years, going from 3 people to 40 this year!! In addition to Poland, we have 5 other teams ministering to High School Students and Adult Professionals in the countries of Albania and Hungary. Our trip dates will be from July 5th to July 15th, 2018.
Following the end of World War II, the Soviet Union established a communist government in Poland that lasted until parliamentary elections in 1989, setting off a chain reaction across Eastern Europe resulting in the fall of communism and the Soviet Union in 1991. Today, Poland is one of the most religiously conservative countries in Europe, with polls suggesting that up to 87% of Poles are Catholic. However, there is still a great need for spiritual healing and recovery in Poland. It is estimated that nearly 2.5 million Poles fall in the category of unhealthy alcohol consumption with nearly 10% of the country being directly affected by alcoholism.
In partnership with Cru, we will be helping run a summer camp in southern Poland that introduces Regeneration, a 12-step biblical recovery ministry for hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Approximately 40 people will be involved in the camp which will include Campus Crusade leaders and staff and many lay people from churches in Warsaw. We will have the opportunity to discuss recovery topics, give testimonies, facilitate small group discussions, have personal study and quiet time, play games, and engage in team building activities. Finally, we will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we believe this is the heart of recovery. The end hope is that from the fruits of this summer camp we can start remote Regeneration small groups conducted in Poland and guided from the USA starting in Fall 2018.
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