13 July, 2016
Honolulu Hawaii USA!
FOCUS Fellowship of Orthodox Christian University Students
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FOCUS RETREAT IS HERE!!
Youth aged 18-24 from USA/Canada/ UK/ Australia and New Zealand .
Bishops and Priests from around the world joining. 4 Speakers, 3 Workshops, Liturgy, Vespers united together as one Global Coptic Church.
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
Theme: Witnessing on campus and beyond
When: 13-20th July 2016
Conference held 14-17th July
Other activities include: Sea turtle spotting, snorkeling, Waikiki Beach, outlet shopping, paddle boarding and much much more.
Cost: $2500 including accommodation, airfares, transfers, activities and all meals excl. dinner.
Hello beautiful people, yes you read that correctly. We will be going on our first international adventure together!! How exciting is that!!!!
This will be like no trip or camp you’ve ever been to before. From the speakers to the activities, from the Liturgy to the company, everything is coming together to ensure that this trip is a trip of a life time!!
Focus is organizing a week in Honolulu Hawaii where we can come together in love and unity, where we can inspire each other and learn from each other.
Note that both before and after the conference the youth will be participating in a variety of activities including outlet shopping, visiting Waikiki beach, sea turtle viewing, snorkelling and much more!
Did we mention it’s not just Focus Australia? Oh yeaaaaa Canada, America, UK, New Zealand and many more are meeting us there too…… We weren't kidding when I said international :D
This event has been six years in the making and it is now coming to life! Bishops all over the world have been working together to make it happen and (Most of them) will be joining us there!!
Bishop Serapion, Bishop David and Bishop Yousef from the USA
Bishop Souriel from Melbourne, New Zealand and its affiliated regions
Bishop Clemont and Bishop Mina from Canada
Our Bishop Daniel from Australia
Why? Why are Bishops and servants all around the world working fervently to make this happen?
Unity and love.
Yes, this idea of Unity runs deep within our history. In the days of the early church they actually lived together in one big house ad broke bread together daily (Acts 2:46 – 47)– it’s one of the reasons why we have camps in general and so we intend to follow in the steps of our forefathers!!!
We are one church, we are on people and we are united through Him. The theme of the conference is witnessing on campus and beyond, so once we have been inspired and encouraged to witness, we can first practice with our new friends across the globe, learning and benefiting from what has worked/ hasn't worked on their respective university campuses!!!!
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1Corinthians 13:13.
Stay posted for more details in regards to registration and pricing, everything will be available here shortly.
Australia and New Zealand are capped at 45 people so be sure to express your interest early!
The idea of all of us coming together as a united front, under one roof honestly warms our hearts <3
God willing we'll see you all there