For over a year we have dealt with travel restrictions, health mandates, masks and safe distancing and our hope was that all that would be a thing of the past. But that does not seem to be the case. Over the past several weeks many of you have expressed concerns about attending the European Vision Workshop in Rome. I recently became concerned when travel restrictions were heightened for several nations entering Italy. Then last week we learned that the USA and other nations were removed from the EU safe traveler list. And today, we learned of the increasing concern with the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy and other European nations.
The sponsors have been in prayer and communication with each other and individuals in Europe and this morning we felt it is best to cancel the European Vision Workshop for 2021.
This has not been a hasty decision. We always enjoy the workshop and want to encourage one another and spend meaningful time together, but we also want to protect each other and not do any harm. For those who registered and paid for their lodging and meals, a full refund will be issued within the next few days. Generally, it may take a week or ten days before you will see the refund. If for some reason you do not receive your refund, please contact me. I wish there was something we could do for those who have already made travel reservations, perhaps they will receive credit for next time. It is our hope to reschedule the event at a safe a convenient time.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.