Words From the Alsherjargothi
As 2023 comes to a close and we prepare to begin the 30th year of the AFA, it is time to take stock of where we are. It is time to take stock of the successes and failures of 2023 and how we can build upon those successes and correct the failures in 2024.
I am so proud and so happy to build my life and my family with my AFA brothers and sisters. We have something truly beautiful in our AFA. Those who come out and engage know this and it is absolutely life changing. Too many of our folk, some who are reading this, have not yet experienced the fullness of our church. We are real, we exist in the real world. I want to take this time to encourage all our Folk to come out and participate! Go to our Hofs. Go to the moots. Do Asatru in real life. This and every issue of the Runestone is packed with images of our amazing family getting together and building the life we want, together. If you are in these pictures, FANTASTIC! If you aren't, your folk want you to share this with us and we want to share it with you and your family.
We have amazing things ahead and I am very excited to share all 2024's blessings with our beautiful AFA family!
Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi, Asatru Folk Assembly