Holsby Facebook Challenge

by John Poysti - Director

Holsby is a place that has facilitated a lot of close friendships and even a good number of successful marriages! And every year we see many of our former students, staff and volunteers return to the place where their lives were enriched and changed. What brings them back? Not just the peaceful beauty of this remote village in southern Sweden, but to a large degree it is the deep relationships that were formed and the lasting memories that they evoke.

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In an attempt to help our alumni and former staff stay connected, we have created separate Facebook groups for each of the school years since Holsby’s founding in 1973. Some groups have been created by students from various years, but now every year has a group that is waiting to be filled with students and staff from that year.

So, our challenge to you is to get on Facebook (join if you haven’t already – it’s quite easy) and then look up the Holsby Facebook group for your year. Just do a search in Facebook using the following format: “Holsby Bible School 1973-74,” or whatever year you attended. Then follow the instructions to join the group.

Once you have joined, invite any classmates you can remember to join as well. Pretty soon, you will have a good network of Holsby friends to reconnect with. It will also give us a chance to keep you updated on what is going on here on campus. We have some exciting plans for the future and once you are in a Holsby Facebook group, we can automatically keep you updated with the articles published on our FikaTime blog: fikatime.holsby.org

Picture board from the very first Bible school class 1973-74 (click to enlarge)

Picture board from the very first Bible school class 1973-74 (click to enlarge)

To aid you in your search for the Facebook group for your year, I am including below a list of the Facebook groups that don’t fit the standard format of “Holsby Bible School YYYY-YY.” These are the groups created by various former students. Here they are:

  • Torchbearers Holsby Brunn 82/83 – Capernwray Sweden
  • Torchbearers Holsby Brunn 87/88 – Capernwray Sweden
  • Holsby Brunn 87-88
  • Holsby Brunn class of 1991-92
  • Holsby Brunn class of 1999-2000
  • Holsbybrunn 2000
  • Holsby Reunion 2001-2002
  • Holsby 03/04
  • European Holsby Reunion School Year 2010/11
  • Holsby            (1999-00 class)

Several of the Holsby class Facebook groups have already started to populate, and as you join a group it will motivate others to do the same. We encourage you to stay in touch with your Holsby classmates and see what has been happening in their lives since you last met. You can also check out the official Holsby fan page: “Holsby Brunn – A Torchbearer Bible School in Sweden.”

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Click on image to connect to Holsby fan page

If you have any ideas on how to enhance the Facebook presence of Holsby, please let us know. You can email me at: john@holsby.org

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John Poysti - Director

About John Poysti - Director

Life is good, because God is good! I can’t think of anything more fulfilling in life than to observe God transforming people more and more into the likeness of Christ, and as a result being transformed yourself – that is kingdom living at its very best. Holsby has provided me with a unique opportunity to invest in the youth of this generation as I draw on a lifetime of God’s grace and mercy with which He has blessed me. My life is further enriched by some key relationships. Christine is my best friend and faithful companion in life. And we have three beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law and four fantastic grandsons who bring us more joy than we could ever deserve. Currently, I find relaxation through reading theological blogs, riding my mountain bike on forest trails, keeping my woodshed stocked and tidy, and picking or gathering whatever is edible in the forests around Holsby.

04. March 2015 by John Poysti - Director
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