"My First 100 Songs" Concert in Israel

What the Kashtans have called their biggest project yet, has wrapped up with an incredible celebration this week. Last year they endeavored to produce a children’s CD entitled “My First 100 Songs”. It has been a long period of song writing, studio recording, creating artistic images for each song, and preparing for the concert.

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Writing to Our Missionaries

There are many factors that can make it difficult for us to feel connected to our global partners overseas. It has been a goal of the Global Outreach Team to address some of those challenges through regular prayer updates, quarterly corporate prayer meetings, and opportunities to meet with our global partners when they are visiting.

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Last Year’s Stories for the New Year

As the new year approaches, we rejoice with our Global Partners in the work the Lord has done through their ministries and through His Church. We hope your heart is encouraged by looking back on some of these stories from 2018.

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G.O. Team Quarterly Prayer Meeting

Two weeks ago, we had our quarterly prayer meeting in the Fireside room to seek the Lord's goodness on behalf of our global outreach ministries.  If you were unable to join us, please consider praying on your own time or inviting others to join you in lifting up these requests before the Lord.

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Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

It was May 16th when Heidi Ansiel set out for her Josiah Venture Internship in Slovenia with the new communications team there. She served in the local church in the city of Celje to disciple youth and equip them to fulfill the great commission (especially through Fusion). Additionally, she served on the communications team to support their work of inviting students in the community to Fusion and English camps.

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Praise Born Through Trial

It was two years ago that our church received a concerning email from Eitan and Orit Kashtan, our missionaries in Israel. There had been a fire in their home started by some bad electrical wiring. Much of their home had to be rebuilt and the Kashtans spent several months renting an apartment in Tel Aviv. Yet, I remember their initial email telling us about the fire. After giving the practical details of what had happened and what needed to be done, they ended with thanksgiving.

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From Summer Ministry to Autumn Harvest

With the cooling weather, the shortening days, and kids back in school, it is clear summer is hastening to an end. And while I am tempted to bemoan the eventual loss of warm sunny days, my inbox has been filling with updates from some of our Josiah Venture global partners. They are updates that recount stories of the clear work of God in the lives of young people in central and eastern Europe this summer. These stories represent a different kind of harvest time. One I can't wait to tell you a little about!

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