It is God’s desire that each person be given the opportunity to hear the good news of salvation, so it might “take hold” and transform lives. There is, however, a great challenge in accomplishing this mandate across the continent of Europe. Throughout the centuries Europeans have been presented a false gospel and not the good news of salvation John speaks of in 1 John 2:24: 

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“Let the good news, the story you have heard from the beginning of your journey, live in and take hold of you” (1 John 2:24, VOICE)

The false gospel that has been preached has been tied to politics and Christendom - not Christianity.

For this reason, Europeans have grown cold, skeptical, and distant from God, no longer seeing His importance in their lives. They have drifted from God-centeredness to the theology of Secularism, living with self as their center. Life is lived only for self-fulfillment, seeking to enjoy all that humanly possible during their earthly existence. This worldview, combined with the false gospel that has been long presented, makes it extremely difficult for Europeans to accept the true gospel.

One of our mandates in Europe is to engage the secularist, and we continue to preach the gospel and develop new models for establishing communities of faith to reach the secular European. We are confident the gospel is effective in every cultural context and offers natural bridges to secular people groups.

Our colleagues across Europe need prayer for the strategy of the Holy Spirit to reach those who never enter church buildings nor care to engage in dialogue regarding God as they see no need for Him. 

- Paul & Angie Trementozzi


 

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Prayer Focus

  • Pray that hearts across Europe would be open to the gospel.

  • It is vitally important for our colleagues to be able to understand the needs of secular people groups around them, as they work to contextualize the message and share the gospel.

  • Pray for the strategy of the Holy Spirit and open doors to reach secular Europe with the gospel of Christ. 

Urgent Needs

Ian & Sheila Hall (retired SEE) Due to Sheila’s recent health issue, she and Ian cancelled an upcoming ministry trip to Romania. Please pray for her follow up appointment on April 30 and for them to continue with their future travel plans.

Michael & Jean Russell (Romania) Jean’s brother has stage 4 cancer and is in his final days. Please pray for him and their family during this difficult time.

Angie Trementozzi asks for prayer for her brother-in-law, Michael, who is battling worsening Alzheimer’s and for her sister, Toni, as she tries to make him as comfortable as possible from the effects of the disease.

Minna & Richard Boettiger (Germany) Minna’s sister-in-law Terhi (age 44) is expecting her first child. Due to her age and previous health tests, she will have further testing on May 2 as her child is at risk for Down’s Syndrome.

Prayer Requests

Northwest Europe

  • Ryan & Angela McCullough (Wales) Pray for Angela’s 12-year-old nephew who is diagnosed with a severe blood disorder. Doctors say it’s the most extreme case they’ve seen. He needs a miracle!

  • Rick & Gloria McCartney (Wales) Ron’s brother, a former AGWM missionary to Africa, is waiting for a kidney transplant. Please pray they find a matching blood type/donor.

  • Jeannette Cathey (MA France) Her dad’s health continues to decline as a result from a brain tumor removed in 2007. Pray for family in direction, peace, and renewal.

  • Robert & Raquel Suarez (MA Belgium) Raquel is miraculously pregnant again! Pray for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

  • Please pray for Paris, France after the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and for those effected by the devastating event on April 15.

Central Europe

  • Jason & Andrea Morrison (Czech Republic) Pray for an upcoming trip with a Czech leader in Northeastern Czechia for Jason’s first revitalization evaluation of a church. Pray for hope to rise in this leader and the congregation who are very skeptical that their church can remain open.

Southeast Europe

  • Michael & Jean Russell (Romania) A young lady in their city lost an unborn child after treatment for clots in her lung. Please pray for her physical and emotion healing.

  • Ben & Jessi Bock (Montenegro) Pray for healing for their 3-year-old son, Oliver, who has been suffering from a chronic cough since August.

SOUTHERN EUROPE

  • Pat & Brenda Mahar (Italy) Pray for Brenda’s mom as she begins to walk through the process of living life alone without her husband.

  • Joe & Mary Benecasa (Italy) Pray for Mary’s dad who has been in the hospital and rehab centers since November. He is ready to be with Jesus. Pray for a peaceful transition and comfort for his wife.

Sympathies

  • Jordan & Shea Campbell (MA Germany) Jordan’s grandfather passed away on April 16.

  • Austin & Shanda Brown (Germany) Shanda’s brother, Trent Tadlock, passed away of a heart attack in April.

  • Ashley McKenzie (MA Spain) Ashley’s grandmother passed away on April 1.

  • Eleanor Jorgenson (retired AGWM missionary) passed away on March 22. She and her husband, Melvin, served for over 40 years in Europe and Africa.

  • Pat & Brenda Mahar (Italy) Brenda’s father, David C. Vespa, passed away on March 13.

Praise Reports

  • Josh & Rebekah Jones (Italy) Their son, Tucker continues to do well since the removal of his trach. He is attending school and is going without the assistance of an aid! Let’s continue to pray for Tucker to excel in speech and in his schooling.

  • David & Chastidy Parks (England) They received word that they have received their visas for the UK! Thank you for the prayers.

  • Sharon Reeves (Germany) Her knee is healing very well. Sharon is able to climb steps again and believing God for complete restoration.

  • Candidate Week Thank you for the prayers during March’s Candidate Week. We are pleased to report The World Missions Board approved all 4 Europe Candidates.

  • Nancy Tallagsen (Europe Regional Office) Nancy’s biopsy on March 15 was returned with a good report! Thank you for praying.

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Mark 4:21:22 ESV

“And he said to them, ‘Is a LAMP brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to LIGHT.”