About 30 participants descended upon Helsinki with the intent of networking, seeking the Lord, and picking up strategic tools to reach the cities, whilst at the same time encouraging the current pioneering team in Finland's capital. Those giving input came from near and far, with local pastor and councillor Antero "Mooses" Laukkanen inspiring us on with a word of faith and giving us more insight into the greater region of Helsinki (including Espoo and Vantaa).

Tim Svoboda, the Urban Missions director internationally for YWAM, gave invaluable input in living in and reaching the city amid all its complexities.

We believe all who attended left with something to take back and chew on in regards to reaching their own cities, and trust that the Helsinki YWAM team also were left highly encouraged and motivated to keep moving forward strategically.

YWAM Helsinki currently consists of Kyrre (Norway), Sini (Finland) and Adeline (baby) Hovde; Mary Chocawcaw (Philippines). Josh Navis (USA) plans to join the team in 2013, and the Lemmetti family- Jonathan (Australia), Hanna (Finland) along with their 4 kids are playing a supportive role in this pioneering stage, with Jonathan set to fully join the team in the summer of 2013.

See pictures here

Eye on Helsinki Info & Registration

When: November 15-17

Where: Risteyspaikka church, Paloheinäntie 9, 00670 Helsinki

Registration: click here

Cost: 25€ (does not include meals)

More info: info(a)ywamhelsinki.com