Alps, Austria—The “Closer To God” International Youth Convention was held in the beautiful Austrian Alps from August 4-8, 2021.
After being postponed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-awaited youth convention finally took place. It was a blessed event that brought our youth closer together and, most importantly, closer to God. There were moments of praise, worship, lectures, workshops, and Q&A sessions, as well as moments of recreation.
For two years, the youth department team in Austria worked to ensure that this convention would be a success, and it was. Young people from across Europe and abroad attended. Brother Adrian Finaru, the GC Youth Department Director, and Brother Radu Ionita, the European Regional Secertary, were the main speakers.
The much anticipated event brought much joy to the hearts of all who participated. Most importantly, it brought everyone “CLOSER TO GOD” as we studied God’s word. The family-like atmosphere inspired us to keep climbing heavenward, no matter the circumstances.
We praise the Lord for the opportunity to attend this event. Let us keep our young people in our prayers, and we hope to host another international youth convention soon!