If there is anything that missionaries hope to witness in the country in which they are serving, is that the people will first experience the love and forgiveness of Christ. After that, they want them to catch the vision of missions and begin to pour their lives into the their own people who are without Christ. It is exactly this which John and Daralena Bean, AGWM personnel in Slovakia are experiencing.
John relates, “Recently, Daralena, our daughter Dessa, and I were distributing clothes and other essentials to a very poor Roma village where the inhabitants have only known the Lord for a short time. In our few minutes of visiting, they were sharing with us the great joy they were experiencing by going once or twice a week to a neighboring village to share the love of Christ with their own people. It is exciting to know it was in this very village that we had to cancel one of our teams from going there a year ago because there was intense fighting among the people. Thankfully, we are hearing this same testimony coming from a number of other Roma villages.”