In the North of the country, expectations for renewal and revival of the church are growing. Hope arises within churches and organizations that God’s Spirit will breathe new life into the church and into the personal faith life of thousands of Christians. In recent years, several new initiatives have been set up to serve Christians and churches in the region in faith building and inspiration. There is a movement of hope and new perspective. A few of these initiatives are: 1) Northern men (Unite in Christ) who meet monthly with men’s groups at more than 10 locations to talk to each other about personal walk with Jesus and relationship with God. 2) There isa growing number of prayer groups which consist of Christians who have discovered that only through prayer, humility and intercession does victory come and revival can take place. For example, in the relatively small village of De Westereen (Zwaagwesteinde) there are already 5 prayer initiatives that meet weekly/monthly to pray for the church in the region. 3) Various organizations (e.g. Kerygma, Evangelisch Werkverband and Vrijheid en Herstel)an increasing number of faith building courses offered to help people grow in God’s power and life. 4) There are also from Royal Missionvarious activities, especially established churches in North Friesland to support and help. There are now 16 churches with a Royal Mission youth worker, we organize monthly ‘Growing in Faith’ evenings/afternoons and we provide inspiration evenings for children and youth leaders 4 times a year. There will be an additional event in the spring of 2019! We are building up a teenage weekend GROW with a strong team. This weekend that will take place during the Ascension Day (May 31 – June 2) in Damwoude. We want to experience something unforgettable with teenagers aged 12-17 from the established churches in the region. A weekend full of impressive activities, but also with religious content that will touch and change their lives. What the weekend gives us special opportunities are the many unbelieving teenagers who will come. Almost every church in the villages in this region has youth clubs where many teenagers from the village, believers and non-believers, come. These teenage clubs together form the target group of GROW. Curious? Watch the promo video. https://youtu.be/mEJROkxqEic The website will be available soonwww.grow-tienerweekend.nl be further developed. For questions about GROW you can email:firstname.lastname@example.org This weekend will take place simultaneously with 3 other great teenage weekends: RAW (Vierhouten), SQUARE (Drachten) and IMPACT (Zoetermeer). There will probably be more of these teenage weekends in the country. What a blessing for the teenagers in the Netherlands that these events are organized. This way we can complement each other and strengthen each other where possible. Would you like to take a moment right now to pray that Ascension Day 2019 will be unforgettable for teenagers from the Netherlands? Thank you!