Family reunion of a special kind

Big AVC annual event with over 600 people

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ANNUAL EVENT 2024


Under the motto "unbelievable", more than 600 people at the AVC Annual Event 2024 were amazed by poignant God stories and moving reports from the AVC project countries. The well-filled Biel Congress Center in the heart of Seeland provided the perfect setting for a special kind of family reunion: German, French and English-speaking guests enjoyed two exciting speakers, exchanged ideas over good food and actively took advantage of various offers.
REVIEW
ANNUAL EVENT 2024


Under the motto "unbelievable", more than 600 people at the AVC Annual Event 2024 were amazed by poignant God stories and moving reports from the AVC project countries. The well-filled Biel Congress Center in the heart of Seeland provided the perfect setting for a special kind of family reunion: German, French and English-speaking guests enjoyed two exciting speakers, exchanged ideas over good food and actively took advantage of various offers.

Incredible surprise
The charismatic head of the Christian satellite channel SAT7, Rita El-Mounayer, was the morning's speaker. The Lebanese broadcaster and her team transport the Gospel by satellite to the most remote homes in the Orient and reported on gripping viewer stories. The incredible way in which our God orchestrates world history was demonstrated when our second speaker Brother F., grandson of an ayatollah and ex-imam, delighted the previous speaker with the news that he had recently visited the underground community in Mecca: The wife of a local sheikh had found Jesus through the very same SAT7 and so a Christian house cell was established in the heart of the Muslim sanctuary. Our partner gave an impressive account of his dangerous and often miraculous work in corners of the world where few dare to go. Our project managers also provided up-to-date and sometimes unbelievable insights into various AVC project countries.

Community, prison cells and a competition
The guests took advantage of the extended lunch break to regain their strength and exchange ideas. Two special offers were very well received: A prison consisting of 23 grid cells formed the centerpiece of the Kongresshaus foyer. Many guests allowed AVC employees to lock them up there for a few minutes to pray for imprisoned Christians. "I was in tears the whole time and I've never felt so close to imprisoned Christians," said one visitor emotionally. At the outreach stand, interested peoples took part in a competition to win one of our brand new outreach vouchers. The winners are Helmut P. from Gstaad and Sonja A. from Schüpfen - congratulations and lots of fun and inspiration on your outreach! And for all those who came away empty-handed: the vouchers are available to buy in our store.

Music of the future
The children's program and childcare for almost 50 children once again attracted a growing number of younger visitors and families this year. We are already looking forward to the annual event in 2025! Make a note: June 14, 2025 in French-speaking Switzerland, June 21, 2025 in German-speaking Switzerland. See you soon!

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