What’s The GO Team?
The "Go Team" is our Global Outreach Support Team. They help to arrange housing, transportation, and opportunities for visiting workers to engage with our church body as much as possible, coordinate care-packages, and help to spread the word on updates and prayer through the Global Outreach Updates blog and various mailing lists.
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.
Notes from the field
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.
October 28th marks the one hundred year anniversary of the Czech and Slovak nations. And while this is a time for celebration for both countries, the last hundred years has also been wrought with struggle and oppression.
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.
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.
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!
Earlier this summer Grace Church donated $300 toward the VBS program at Grace Baptist church in Artashat. Pastor Ray was able to deliver this money in person during his recent trip to Armenia. Early last week we received an email from Asatur with pictures from their week of VBS.