Almost everyone who has attended church has had a card handed to them by a missionary at some point. You know, the picture card with the missionary family smiling on the front and details of how to contact and support the missionary in their country of calling. We affectionately call them “prayer cards” because as missionaries, our heart’s desire is that you’ll pray for us every time you see one. We keep all of ours that we have collected on our refrigerator. This has created a large, colorful piece of art- a collage of some of our best friends on the planet.
From the start of 2017, one of our churches in the northernmost German province of Schleswig-Holstein had been averaging about 160 attendees for their Sunday morning services. The pastor and the church leadership team were not satisfied with the status quo, so they decided to take part in our CBI church transformation training which started in their region the end of January 2017.
For most of his life, one of missionary Rich McLane’s passions has been hunting. His wife Lori enjoys playing the trumpet. When they became missionary church planters in Poland years ago, who would have guessed these passions would converge to reach more than 120,000 hunters throughout the country?
Toddlers. They’re everywhere. Which is why missionaries David and Julie Goldschmidt decided to take advantage of this growing percentage of the population and faithfully walk through a door they felt confident God had opened.
In September 2017 the Maltese were introduced to The Love Malta Festival for the very first time. The festival brought together Christian musical acts, BMX and dirt bike stunts, and evangelistic preaching for an unforgettable weekend of ministry.
The youth group of Life Church Bristol, England, led by AGWM Personnel, John Franklin are being brought closer to God. Franklin and three other leaders took 11 students to an annual summer gathering in England called Soul Survivor.
On July 8, I joined nearly 300 cyclists of varying degrees on a three-day 500-kilometer ride across Bosnia and Herzegovina. To say I was not properly prepared for this adventure would be an understatement, but I am truly thankful for the experience.
We continued to pray for connections, provision, and miracles. We talked about RFK everywhere we went and networked with many other churches, foster parents, and social workers. Doors began to open, and others began to catch the vision. We began to see miraculous provision. As we prayed for social workers to sign off allowing children to attend, the signatures began to come in.