On Saturday 12th September I was able to take part in the online conference and represent Scripture Union Hungary. Hundreds of countries were present through the conference, and we thought together about the current situation and the future of the Union. For about one and a half hours we had the opportunity to listen to the leaders’ thoughts and the youth of other countries who were able to talk about what their SU did through the pandemic. One interesting report from a guy from the Baltic states said that they helped children with their education online and sharing the gospel. There were small groups where we could talk from our own experiences about the future of the Union. Personally, I did this with a girl from New Zealand and three young people from African countries. During the group conversation one of the men said that the most important thing in our personal lives and in the life of SU, both in the present and in the future, is that we have to remember to follow these words as we serve:
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121: 1-2
From the groups we had the opportunity to share from our conversation with the other groups in order to help us think together. In agreement with the consensus, I think it would be important to have more of these events to share our experiences with each other.
Overall I’m happy that I was able to attend the Voices 2020 conference and listen to others’ voices, not forgetting that we all must listen to the most important voice, the Good Shepherd’s.