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Payne’s IFES Europe Mission

We love interacting with European students!  We are about ready to leave for our 19th winter trip, 2/26 to 5/2/2018.


NORTHERN SWEDEN  February 26 – March 2
27 Tues   Umea: “Atheism vs. Christianity: Where Does the Evidence Point?”
28 Wed   “Why Does God Allow So Much Suffering and Evil?”.
1 Thu       Lulea: What is Marriage?” (according to the Bible).
2 Fri         Lunch: “Why Does God Seek to Limit Our Sexuality?”.
SLOVAKIA March 3 – 8 
4 Sun      Church in Kocise: “Sharing our Mission”
5 Mon      Kocise: “The Big Bang, the Origin of the Universe, and God”
6 Tues     Presov: “Why Does God Allow So Much Evil and Suffering”
Classroom Lecture (Janet) “Communicative Groupwork in an EFL Classroom.”
7 Wed:     Presov: Night of Testimonies on Suffering and Healing
LITHUANIA March 8 – 17 
13 Tue    Kaunas: “Men Vs Women: What Does God Have to Say About Relationships?”  (Peter and Janet)
14 Wed   Kaunas:  “Sex: What Does God Have to Do with It?”
15 Thu    Kaunas:  “A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality”
16 Fri     Vilnius: “Men Vs Women: What Does God Have to Say About Relationships?”  (Peter and Janet)
17 Sat     Vilnius: “Sex: What Does God Have to Do with It?”
LATVIA  March 18 – 23 
19 Mon     Riga: Lunch with staff, Cultural Night (opening of week’s activities) in evening
20 Tue      Riga: On campus in morning and “Christian Grilling” in evening
21 Wed     Riga: Stories and Testimonies in a Coffee House
22 Thu      “Easter” Evangelistic Talk (Peter)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN March 23 – 28 
26 Mon    KTH Royal Engineering/Technical College in Stockholm: “What Is a Person?”
27 Tues    KTH noon lecture series (not speaking),  and Karolinska Medical Institute in evening, “Why Does God Allow So Much Evil and Suffering?”
28 Wed    KTH noon lecture series (not speaking)
NETHERLANDS March 29 – April 8
Mar 29-Apr 4 Train to Amersfoort, Easter with friends,
5 Thu      Morning with director of the Foundation for Christian Philosophy Groningen:Evening Talk: Somethingism
6 Fri     Groningen, Lunch Talk: Topic?
POLAND  April 9 – 13
8 Sun        Spend the night in Warsaw.
9 Mon       Fly to Szczecin, 6:00pm talk at university: “Science and Christianity”
11 Wed      Afternoon talk in Katowice University: “Science and Christianity”
12 Thurs    Talk at university in Giliwice (town next to Katowice): “Science and Christianity”
13 -16         IFES International Student Conference: “Global Impact”
SOUTHERN SWEDEN  April 16 – 21   
17 Tue        Lund University: Doubt
18 Wed       Train to Gothenburg, Lunch with Christians in Pedagogy Department
19 Thu         Chalmers (Technical) University: “What is a Person?”
20 Fri         Sahlgrenska Medical College Lunch Talk: “Does Ethics Need a Foundation in God?”
Additional discussion on “The Paradox of Pain” (pun intended by them)
GERMANY  April 21 – May 3
22 Sun   Church and 6:00pm talk: “Does Ethics Need a Foundation in God?” Dinner and discussion with students, and young faculty fellowship
23  Mon  Meet with students in Bremen
24 Tuesday  Prayer meeting with students in Dresden
25 Wed Dresden University: “Atheism vs Christianity: To Believe or Not to Believe”
26 Thu Dresden U: “Free Will:  Do We Have a Choice?”
29  Sun    Meet Stuttgart SMD students for church, stay with a friend
1 May Tue  National Holiday:  Morning hike with SMD Christian students, afternoon BBQ
2 Wed Konstanz University: “Jesus and Mohammed: A Comparison”
SWEDEN to USA May 3-4
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