ISAAC Asia Conference 2019
Following the success of three previous Asia region conferences (Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia), Nepal opened its doors to host the latest ISAAC Asia conference in November 2019.
There were around 100 delegates from over 16 nations at this conference. We believe that people get the most out of these events through interacting with one another. So the format of this conference was designed to facilitate as much interaction as possible. Warwick, Executive Director, ISAAC Australasia shares, “Instead of having a speaker up at the front of the room speaking for an hour, we have the room set up so that everyone is sitting around tables of 6-8 people. Each speaker had 10-15 minutes to talk on a subject that they are passionate and knowledgeable about and they finish by posing three questions to the audience. Then the discussions take place around the tables as people talk through these questions.”
In the afternoons there were seminars and workshops including subjects like: Art as therapy, Understanding mental health, The recovery scene in Nepal, Effective administration, Understanding sex addiction and Seeing God as our Provider.
Treflyn, ISAAC’s General Secretary shared, “The Asian continent has a great diversity of projects – some very well established and supported by government while others are just starting out. It was great to hear testimonies from participants with just a few months of freedom (from addictions) and others with more than four decades since they themselves had been through a programme.”
Following the conference, some ISAAC members stayed to build up the local Church and host projects through targeted, in-depth addictions training. We are excited to see what God builds here as the local leaders have also committed to continuing to work together as a national network in Nepal.