Right from the early years of the association, 2009–2010, we began to have a dream for a Fatherheart Centre in Finland. We believe that this dream has come from the Father’s heart for this nation.
The activities of Fatherheart Finland have multiplied over the years. During this time we have done Fatherheart schools and other Fatherheart events with full board service in rental venues. Finding venues to meet our needs has proven more and more challenging every year. It is not easy to find venues that are available at required dates. The venue also has to be of good quality, so that the participants could stay in single or double rooms. There has to be a dining hall and a separate meeting hall. We also try to find venues where event prices would not rise too high. The environment of the venue should also be comfortable, in line with the nature of our ministry. As the amount of events increase, the amount of work required to find venues and making contracts will increase. We have also noticed that using rental venues limits the increase of the ministry. A permanent venue or a centre of our own would release the activities of Fatherheart Finland into a whole new dimension. We would like to encounter not only adults but also families, children and young people and arrange also international Fatherheart events.
Father’s love to the new generation
The attendance of young adults in different events has been increasing in recent years. We believe that we are called to share this revelation with the new generation. We believe that this new generation will see and receive an outpouring of Father’s love and see the change that it brings about in the world in a way that no previous generation has experienced. They will be able to express their experience of Father’s love in an unprecedentedly strong and pure way. It conveys great freedom and the tenderness and compassion of Father’s heart. They will bring the message of restoration through movies, music and art. Many of them will teach and preach the revelation of Father’s love in our country and in other countries as well. We believe that all that we are experiencing now, though it is very special, is only the beginning, compared to what the new generation will see and experience. The things that we believe the new generation is going to experience, encourage us today to take steps towards it.
What kind of a place do we need?
The centre should be located in Southern Finland, as close as possible to the Helsinki area, and the place should be peaceful and scenically situated. We consider it important for every participant to be able to receive Father’s love in a restful environment. Of course, a location by a lake would be a bonus.
It is also important that it would be possible to have two separate events simultaneously at the centre and that the whole centre or parts of it could also be rented with full board service to other users. The centre should have the capacity to accommodate 120–180 persons, and the dining hall should seat equally many. The meeting hall should seat over 200 persons. We value rooms that are air-conditioned, peaceful and of high quality. As many rooms as possible should be single or double rooms with en suite WC and shower. We value a light and spacious, well air-conditioned meeting hall, which would suit the needs of different events. The chairs should be of high quality, so that it would be comfortable to sit in them during events which run for several days. The meeting hall should also be acoustically enjoyable and correspond to our technical needs. Combined with the hall there should be a suitable place for Fatherheart resources. Our dream is that the centre would have the possibility to maintain its own kitchen/food service. We also value a personnel who can serve the participants in Father’s love.
The centre needs also a “retreat room”, where anyone could spend time in the atmosphere of Father’s love. In the retreat room there could be a library where all the products about Father’s love would be available for everyone to read and listen to. We believe that many people would like to spend retreat time in the Fatherheart Centre. This dream lives in our hearts, and we believe it will come true on the schedule that the Father has for our nation.