Engage starts today!

Well, after loads of preparation, promotion, searching out projects and organizing them, asking for volunteers, and finding them, engage Geneva starts today!
The team of Shema has done an amazing job of bringing this stuff together. Particularly, Conny Vrieling (engage Coordinator), Lammert Vrieling (video master extraordinare), and Todd Dallanegra (‘woo’ master flash).
Currently we have over 130 volunteers, 11 main projects, and sponsorship from Startbucks (free coffee in the mornings), HSBC, UBS, Pickwicks Pub (hosting our kick-off and closing events), Throssel Golf (hosting golf clinics), Migros (donating sporting goods), and several others.
If engage happens the way we think it will, it will be good for the whole city. Expatriots will engage with locals, locals will engage with internationals, and together, goodness and unity will blossom in the city. For us, this is great news, especially as Shema. The prophet Jeremiah teaches us, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
May engage bring prosperity and peace to Geneva. May those of us who have good news share it with those with whom we serve. And may those who serve for different reasons experience grace and community and peace with those of us who desire as much as anything to resist the evils of this world that divide and displace humanity.
Please engage with us this week via engage-geneva.com, or if you pray, pray with us as the week goes on. We are seeking the prosperity of our city: joy, peace, patience, reconciliation, equality, justice, and love. Pray that we who serve would model these and that the City in which we dwell will be renewed…
there once was a reformation in Geneva…someday, it could happen again…..
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2 thoughts on “Engage starts today!

  1. Nous voudrions remercier Engage pour ce magnifique service : l’envoi de Laura Giardini qui nous a aidé dans l’interprétariat d’une session d’assistants de l’Arche durant le week-end passé.
    Et remercier encore spécialement Laura pour ses compétences mais aussi l’esprit qu’elle a apporté dans les rencontres avec chcun.
    Merci!
    Odile Skjellaug

  2. Nous voudrions remercier Engage pour ce magnifique service : l’envoi de Laura Giardini qui nous a aidé dans l’interprétariat d’une session d’assistants de l’Arche durant le week-end passé.
    Et remercier encore spécialement Laura pour ses compétences mais aussi l’esprit qu’elle a apporté dans les rencontres avec chcun.
    Merci!
    Odile Skjellaug

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