Awaken VI- in Rome- By Daniel Goering

 

Awaken-VI- Rome

Our sixth bi-annual Awaken Conference took place near Rome, Italy from Dec. 27-31.  Even though the numbers were down from previous times, the spirit and effect of the time was one of the best ever.  Our primary speaker was Tom Short, who did a great job of encouraging and challenging us all to live empowered lives through and for Christ.

Included in our conference fees was a sightseeing trip into the city of Rome.  But this was not just some ordinary trip to see famous sites.  At each location we heard a “Truth Nugget” relating that place to our Christian life.  We heard short but powerful nuggets at the Colosseum, the Arch of Titus, the Roman Forum, Via Sacra, and Mamertine Prison (where Paul was held before his martyrdom).  It was moving to publicly sing “I have decided to follow Jesus” at the end.

Thanks to your prayers it was another memorable and very successful Awaken.