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.
The week of Heidi Ansiel’s departure for Slovenia has arrived after months of preparation and support raising. I was inclined to write this post from the perspective of a friend, but as I began I started realizing how many different roles she has played in our life as a church.
We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. ~ Psalm 78:4
“Life is a storm my young friend, you will bask in the sunlight one moment be shattered on the rocks the next.” These are words spoken by Edmund Dantes in the movie rendition of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I think we can all resonate with Edmund’s words. Life is filled with turbulence of experiences and emotions which threaten to rob us of peace and joy.
It has been two and half months since Tyler and Lara moved to Ostrava with their sons Judah and Asher. Although they are just settling in to life in a new home and a new country, getting to know the people who are part of their new church plant, and adjusting to a new job, the Pattys have had multiple opportunities to serve in their new role.
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)!