Dear Friends, What a blessing to know that, wherever God has placed us, we are…
On March 6-8, 2019, the Pentecostal European Fellowship (PEF) had its annual conference in the beautiful city of Antibes (France), with some 170 delegates from 27 countries.
In the opening session, Christian Blanc and Daniel Thevenet, representing PEF members in France, respectively the Assemblies of God (ADD) and the Union of Evangelical Revival Churches (UEER), shared greetings and words of encouragement to all the participants.
PEF Chairman, Pelle Hornmark, in his keynote message, “WHY PEF?”, spoke about the spiritual situation of Europe, and challenged all delegates to engage with passion and urgency in our God-given mandate to our continent.
In a wonderful atmosphere of joyful celebration, other plenary sessions’ speakers addressed different aspects of our mission, such as “Communicating the Gospel in a secular Europe (Daniel Alm from Sweden), “Building growing churches” (Grayson Jones from the UK) and “The work of the Holy Spirit in revival” (Palmer Appiah from Germany).
Stephan Christiansen (Jesus Revolution, Norway) encouraged PEF members to mobilize young people and send them to “Impact the Alps”, an outreach that will take place this summer under the auspices of PEF. (See info on: https://jesusrevolution.com/impact-the-alps/)
On two occasions, PEF Chairman conducted vibrant interviews with key leaders leading ministries making a difference in society and reaching great numbers of Roma people in different parts of Europe. Five tracks were offered on a variety of current topics, including youth, children and missions (PEM). Also, regional consultations took place, allowing closer fellowship/interaction between leaders from the same region.
What a joy to hear many testimonies showing that, in spite of different challenges, God is indeed at work in Europe! Also, many participants were touched and refreshed as the Holy Spirit moved in every session.
In the closing session, Victor Pavlovski (Moldova) encouraged all to a renewed vision and zeal for evangelism, which God will always honor, as proven in recent experiences in Moldova.
Special thanks go to the local AG host church and its pastoral team, our worship conference teams (Jesus Revolution and the Francophone group), and to all the volunteers serving behind the scenes!
On the last day, the annual General Assembly of PEF members took place. With joy, the Elim Churches in Italy, represented by Samuele Pellerito, were re-instated as full member of PEF. The election session in resulted as follows:
PEF Presidium (2019-2022):
Pelle Hornmark (Sweden), re-elected as the Chairman.
Marek Kaminski (Poland), re-elected as the Vice-chairman.
Victor Pavlovski (Moldova), elected as the Secretary.
Dirk Glaser (Germany), elected as the Treasurer.
Northern Europe: Jan Eilert Aakre (Norway), Rimantas Kupstys (Lithuania)
Western Europe: Nick Park (Ireland)
Central Europe: Edwin Jung (Austria), Imre Pinter (Hungary)
Southern Europe: Daniel Perlinski (France), Angelo Gargano (Italy)
Eastern Europe: Nikolai Zalutsky (Russia), Leonid Biruk (Belarus)
The Balkans: Daniel Grabar (Slovenia), Moise Ardelean (Romania)
Outgoing Presidium members, Esko Matikainen (Finland) and Damir Spoljaric (Croatia) received a Certificate of Appreciation for their service over the last nine years.
The next PEF General Assembly will take place in March 2020, during the WAGF World Congress to be held in Madrid (Spain). More details will follow.
PEF Head Office