Annual event 2022 with handover

Saturday, June 18, 2022

«Forward» is a core value that is firmly anchored in AVC's DNA. We celebrate Daniel Hofer, the founder and head of AVC Switzerland, who will hand over this responsibility to Sacha Ernst. What started with one person in a living room in the Berner Seeland has grown into a relief organization with over 25 part- to full-time employees and a worldwide engagement in around 60 countries. Together we will look back on the work of AVC over the past 35 years and be inspired for the future. The event will take place at the Kongresshaus in Biel and will be held together with Suisse Romandie. The German-language event will be translated into French and English. You are cordially invited!

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Hofer_Testimonial
»I am looking forward to the personal meetings with our supporters and with friends from abroad. We had to wait a long time for this, as it was not possible to meet in a larger group or to travel from abroad because of the Covid situation.«
Daniel Hofer (1957), married, four children, site manager, from 1987 on full-time responsible for the development of AVC Switzerland
Ernst_Testimonial
»Life is dynamic and currently there are more opportunities for the Kingdom of God than ever before in history. I look forward to working with our new and existing AVC friends to take advantage of these opportunities.«
Sacha Ernst (1967), married, four children, pastor in Bünderland for more than 20 years, working for AVC as a project manager mainly in the Middle East since 2006.
General info

The annual event will take place in "the" bilingual city of Switzerland, Biel. The German-language event will be translated into French and English.

  • Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Place: Kongresshaus Biel, Zentralstrasse 60, 2501 Biel
  • Time: 10.00 - 16.30 (including lunch break)
Program
  • 09.30 - 10.30: Opening of doors, time for meetings with coffee, orange juice, croissants, fruits...
  • 10.30 - 12.00: Plenary session with focus on "Review" and "Handover of Staff"
  • 12.00 - 14.00: Lunch break with interactive offers, time for meetings/conversations
  • 14.00 - 15.30: Plenum with focus on "Insights into project countries" and "Outlook"
  • 15.30 - 16.30: Time for meetings/conversations and interactive offers with coffee, drinks, fruits...

We have deliberately planned a lot of time for meetings and conversations, also with guests from different countries of the world.

Viktor Kulyak
"My heart beats for showing the poor, God's love through deeds."

Viktor Kulyak is a pioneer, pastor and our man on the ground in Moldova. Be it by founding a home for the elderly, a home for the disabled, giving long-term care and attention to people who are forgotten by everyone, or immediately taking in Ukrainian refugees. Viktor makes it possible through a great trust in God. Viktor will be at the annual event as a special guest.

Pastor Abraham
"Twenty-five years ago, we were a small group of people praying for India when we were touched by the Holy Spirit and felt a revival was going to happen. Today, we see what God is doing."
Pastor Abraham works in Delhi and the northern Indian states. This is the very region where Christian persecution has increased tremendously in recent times. He is not intimidated by the political developments and continues to evangelize and motivate Christians to stay tuned. Pastor Abraham conducts trainings for persecuted Christians and organizes training seminars for pastors working in highly dangerous areas.
Sonny Largado
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
Sonny Largado is a consummate professional when it comes to Christian persecution in Southeast Asia. As the leader and founder of Ethnos Asia Ministries, an organization that advocates for Christians in the most restrictive countries in Southeast Asia, he has crossed countless national borders. When he speaks on behalf of persecuted Christians, he challenges, encourages and inspires. Sonny will be at the annual event with his wife Dalhia.
Event details

Costs

You are cordially invited. Participation as well as coffee breaks and lunch are free of charge. There will be donation opportunities on site for various projects.

Children

We will provide a room where parents can retreat with their infants. This room is not supervised. Further offers for children are not planned.

Arrival by public transport

From Biel train station take bus no. 9 (direction "Schule Linde") or bus no. 74 (direction "Lyss, Bahnhof") to the stop "Biel Kongresshaus".

Arrival by car

The Kongresshaus has a parking garage with 495 parking spaces. For more information on parking garages in Biel, click here.

Covid-19

The event will take place live on site. We will follow the regulations in force at that time.

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Your contact
Eveline Würgler | Media responsible annual event 2022
+41 32 356 00 84 | e.wuergler@avc-ch.org

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