Participants at the conference

Paestum, Italy – The beautiful countryside of the province of Salerno was the setting for a special event this year from 6-8 March, with the annual conference of the Pentecostal European Fellowship (PEF). The event brought together nearly 180 participants from 35 countries to discuss the importance and challenges of raising the next generation.

Albert Durkó, Head of Mission, Vivien Filó, Director of International Relations and Leona Durkó, International Coordinator, attended the conference on behalf of the Hungarian Gypsy Missions International. Special emphasis was given to the education of young leaders and the next generations. The teachings and workshops emphasized the critical importance of intergenerational knowledge sharing and understanding for future success.

The conference provided a unique opportunity to build relationships and strengthen our vision. A compelling message emerged during the event that stated that ‘there are people groups that are often overlooked, but they are the very people God will use in a powerful way to rebuild the broken walls of the churches and reach the majority society – and these are the Roma communities.’ Albert Durkó added: ‘This validation has empowered us immensely and reinforced the vision that guides our daily endeavors.’ He also mentioned that the often overlooked Roma communities are essential to the spiritual and social renewal of Europe.

The Hungarian Pentecostal Church was represented by Tamás Földesi, President, Zsolt Németi, Vice President, József Kocsis, member of the Church Council, and János Gurzó, leader of the National Youth Mission, who returned home with new inspiration.

The PEF Conference in Paestum was not just another annual event, but a milestone that highlighted that raising up the next generation and learning from each other is essential for future success. The dialogues and ideas shared here not only inspired the participants, but also sent a clear message to the wider community: change and renewal require a collective effort, and each generation has a key role to play in this process.

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