Summer Reatreats 2022 Isenfluh Switzerland
For 78 years, thousands of people have discovered or deepened their knowledge of the Creator and Savior God there. In 2022, eight biblical retreat sessions give you the opportunity to receive teaching and renewal through the presentation of Bible Scripture. The sessions are typically 1h-1h30 daily while the rest of the day is free giving plenty of time for hiking, montaineerint or just lazing in front of the panoramic Jungfrau view. Registrations / Reservation can be made online at the Isenfluh website.
→ a pleasantly comfortable mountain hotel with a panoramic dining room facing the Jungfrau, a lift and toilets on each floor. Bedding and towels and all meals are provided.
→ a place open to all, young and old, singles, couples and families.
→ an opportunity to be renewed through contact with the Word of God.
→ located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, surrounded by magnificent landscapes that reveal the greatness of the Creator and offer many possibilities for summer or winter activities.
→ since 1943, the alpine center of the Evangelical Churches Action Biblique.
For more information see the Isenfluh/Berghaus website.
THE MAJESTIC JUNGFRAU
Since 1943, the date of the inauguration of Berghaus, thousands of people have deepened their knowledge of God the Creator and Savior. The majestic Jungfrau which faces Village Isenfluh. The Jungfrau is a summit of the Alps individualized entirely in Switzerland in the massif of the Bernese Alps. With its neighbor the Eiger and Mönch, it forms a triptych, with an alignment of north faces.
The name Jungfrau (« maiden, virgin »), which refers to the highest of the three prominent mountains overlooking the Interlaken region, along with the Mönch (« monk ») and the Eiger (« ogre »), is most likely derived from the name Jungfrauenberg given to Wengernalp, the alpine meadow directly facing the huge northern side of the Jungfrau, across the Trummelbach gorge. Wengernalp was so named for the nuns of Interlaken Monastery, its historical owner. Contrary to popular belief, the name did not originate from the appearance of the snow-covered mountain, the latter looking like a veiled woman.
In the past when snow was much more prevelant, one could discern “PS 121” black rocks on white slow on the Jungfrau mountain facing the Isenfluh chalet. Could this be Psalm 121: ? It reads:
1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Some Postcards are on sale at the Isenfluh secretary where the PS 121 is readable.
Christian Vacation/retreat center operated by The Action Biblique Evangelical Churches.
Located 10km from Interlaken (Bern canton, central Switzerland), the village Isenfluh (alt. 1,100 m.) faces the majestic Jungfrau (literally « young woman » in German) which was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2001 and reaches a towering height at 4’158 meters. On the heights of Isenfluh is the « Berghaus », alpine center for Action Biblique Churches , recently renovated and comfortable (elevator, dining room panoramic view etc.), open to anyone who wishes to make contact with the Word of God, relax in a quiet place within a peaceful environment. Each year, a dozen trips are organized for youth and adults, families and single people to this pleasant location for vacationing and listening to the Word of God.
The Berghaus-Isenfluh chalet can receive 50+ people and has been the location for numerous retreats for the Action Biblique churhc in Renens in past years. It is easily accesible from Lausanne (about 2 hours by car). The chalet is also available for rent for Christian retreats/reunions. For more information please visit the website Berghaus-Isenfluh.
Thought for the week – Acts 13:47
47. For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, That thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Taken from the sermon notes (French only) :Actes #16: Evangéliser au naturel (Actes 13) 15-08-2021. Sermon in video format is available on YouTube or in format audio/podcast. Read Acts 13 online in the American Standard Version (ASV) or Darby.