European Delegates Meeting

3rd Youth Convention in Netherlands

I was asked to attend the 3rd youth convention in Holland. The fellowship in Iceland is small so I didn’t know what to expect. 23 year old and first time to a different fellowship then my own. It was a little scary but I was very excited too! I spent a lot of time with the committee members who where very welcoming and amazing. We talked a lot about young addicts and what we can do, I have a lot of great new ideas that I can’t wait to try. They worked so hard for this convention. You could really feel the love, unity and compassion they had.
I was told that they where planning for about 100 members showing up but then around 300 members attended the convention. They’re where members from Swiss, Israel and Bangkok just to name a few. The next one will definitely be bigger and I plan to go to that one. The average age was around 30 to 35. There was a member with 28 years clean and the one of the most wonderful thing was that there where two people with three days clean! I cannot describe the convention in just a couple of words. It was amazing. There was a big program and even bigger activities going on. Cleantime Countdown, DJ dancing party, Bonfire, marshmallows and swimming in the lake at night. They asked a member from Berlin to attend and do the countdown. It was fabulous; I have never experienced such an amazing countdown with so much love. I made so many new friends and memories that I will keep in my heart forever. I am very grateful for this journey. Thank you Holland, my two amazing friend’s who help me so much, to the great committee members and there service and to my new friends.
Lots of Love
Helena from Iceland