Pray with us
Join our Global Outreach Team (the "Go Team") in prayer and help us encourage those on the field as they are so far away from home. Ask how you can help in giving toward a special monetary gifts or assist in putting together a care package.
We also help to arrange housing, transportation, and opportunities for visiting workers to engage with our church body as much as possible.
There are many voices and pulls competing to claim the identity and capture the love of these young people. In just 10 years, the percentage of Slovenes who professed to be Catholic dropped from 90% to 46%. This incredible fluctuation only points to the volatility of the overall conviction in the hearts of the people. This is where the Lord of the harvest steps in to make His move (Matthew 9:38)!
Our team includes four people who have been to Slovenia before and seven who have not. It is made up of five guys and six gals. We have seven high schoolers going this year, two college age students, and two post college . . . ummm . . . people - it is debatable as to whether they are adults yet.
This past June we had the exciting opportunity to hear from Matt and Susan Bigelow. Matt and Susan were a part of our Global Outreach focus month and brought a mission report on their time in South Africa from 2016-2017. At that time, they had hoped to return to Cape Town, South Africa in June 2018 to take part in local church planting in Cape Town. However, due to unanticipated health issues that have arisen for their family, they will be needing to postpone further planning to return to South Africa.
We rejoice with Tyler and Lara who have reached 100% of their monthly support! In less than a month, the Lord provided the last 10%, answering their prayers that He would send them to the Czech Republic in January 2018. Their family flew out on January 17th.
Short-term missions have four subordinate aims in light of gathering Christ-worshippers. Short-termers go 1) to support, encourage, and edify Grace Church missionaries, 2) to prepare the ground for the potential establishment of a career missionary team, or church partnership, 3) in response to a discernible leading in their lives in pursuing a potential career ministry in missions, and 4) to become vibrant, passionate world-Christians who feel the urgency of the spread of the gospel.