Each year in May, the European Sword of the Spirit communities stage an inter community soccer tournament. This year it was hosted in London by the Antioch Community and Nazareth sent 2 teams.
A selection of Nazareth players also played for the “Barbarians”, an assembly of young and older more experienced players from right across the European Communities Network.
The competition was fierce and the football tough, but by the end of Saturday, Nazareth had qualified for the semi-finals and ended up in a very close final against the Glasgow Community, who proved to be the stronger side in the final and took the Winning Plaque.
The London community (Antioch Community) did a wonderful job of hosting the tournament, and managing to accommodate so may participants.
This was the 24th year of the event, which shall next year be hosted by the Brot des Lebens Community in Munich Germany.
A highlight of the weekend was a Prayer meeting on Saturday evening in Acton when well over 300 people came together to give Thanksgiving, Praise and Worship to God and to share life stories and testimonies.