Comparatively, Pentecostal Macedonia is in its infancy. After the fall of Yugoslavia and socialism in the early 1990’s, people were, for the first time, free to discover Christ. It didn’t take long to launch the Evangelical Church of Macedonia (EC:MK), a baby church movement bombarded from all sides by secularism, paganism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Islam.
This past spring, AGWM personnel in France, Ed Buck, had the privilege of ministering to children living in the worst neighborhood of Marseille, France. Working with a local missionary and a group from YWAM, a VBS was held for about 50 children.
“Friday night dinners are one of the highlights of ministry here.” So say Matt and Natalie Herschberg, AGWM Missionary Associates in Denmark. “It's been great over the summer when we all have more free time. Several students came a couple hours early to hang out and help cook. Matt is always coming up with a new cuisine to share.
We were joining together with an evangelism team and went into a mall in a town in Germany in order to talk to people about Jesus. There was a German man in a little seating area in the center of the mall. As we walked past him, Matthias, one of the team members, noticed the man had a small cross-shaped tattoo on his arm. He said, “Hey is that a cross?” To which the man replied. “Actually it’s a knife. It’s an old gang tat from when I was 15. Some day I’ll get around to getting it removed.”
There has been years and years of prayer for Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. The leadership of Pastor John Ashe and the Journey team, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of people is resulting in seeing harvest in our small town. We're blessed to be a part of this team.” These are the words of AGWM personnel Tom and Brooke Harshberger.
Evangelism training and outreaches were recently held in the Spanish islands of Gran Canary and Tenerife led by AGWM personnel, Kevin and Karen Prevost. The week included three-day-long evangelism seminars, 15 churches were involved with 100+ students, and then eight open-air evangelism outings
The Spain Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Facultad de Teología) celebrated 50 years of forming Christian workers. Steve Entsminger, AGWM personnel who is on the faculty there further relates that since its formation in 1968, the seminary moved to several locations, until 1996 when it purchased property in La Carlota in the province of Andalucía, Spain.
During a recent Pastors’ and Leaders’ Regional Meeting Rick Boettiger was excited to see Manuel, a youth leader on fire for God. Rick and Minna Boettiger, AGWM personnel in Germany relate this wonderful result of prayer.
Newly arrived in Denmark, Matt and Natalie Herschberg, are AGWM Missionary Associates serving with campus ministries, Students for Christ. They recently helped host a short-term student team from the University of Minnesota in Duluth which came to serve over the spring break. This was in cooperation with KFS, a Danish community for students all over Denmark which holds and annual event called STORY.