The first ever UESI East zone staff conference 2018 was held in Dhyan Ashram, Kolkata from 22nd to 25th November.
It was indeed a refreshing, rejuvenating and restful time for our staff in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and UESI Odisha.
The Bible studies from 2 Corinthians where Paul was emphasizing the importance of growing in the Lord. The real-life stories that were shared challenged us to follow our Master’s footsteps.
The devotions were filled with real life experiences exposing the works of darkness, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12. Practical steps to overcome them was by fixing our eyes on God and living a righteous life.
Take away from the session on changing trends was to be like the Sons of Issachar who were men of war and brothers of comfort who understood the times they lived in. For its not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.
The session on, “Be an Evangelist” reminded us as staff we need to focus on equipping ourselves as resource people for reaching out to our unreached friends & neighbours.
Detailed PRISM training & hands on sessions equipped the staff to use it well. Almost a day long investment was a worth as it cleared their doubts and enhanced their understanding.
The final session was for a call to imbibe and impart the vision and setting the goal. The testimonies, worship, prayer and sharing time had a meaningful impact on all.
It is a wonderful gesture of the four states to volunteer to meet the major part of the expenses.
Deena, UESIO, Bhubaneswar