June 26, 6:00pm
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Have you ever read a book where one chapter ends as a cliffhanger? You just can't wait to dive into chapter 2! Well that's how we feel about the ministry here in Lubin, Poland.
Chapter one started with a home Bible study and has ended with an officially registered church. In the beginning, the language school ministry had 8 students, and now has reached its maximum capacity if almost 200! At first, the missionaries were doing much of the work, but lately we've been discussing the need for a national pastor.
In the middle of chapter one, a new work was started in Legnica, where most of our team has now relocated. We've seen signs of God working there, and we can't wait to see what chapter 2 brings for them as well!
Here in Lubin, where we have chosen to stay, the new church building can't be built fast enough. We anticipate chapter two opening with a new building where there will finally be enough room for everyone.
The Author has hinted that there will be some new characters in the story too! We can't wait! New teachers will allow us to reach those students on our waiting list.
So as you can see, the activity continues and we feel like we are on the verge of something much bigger! We can't wait to see what happens in "Chapter 2!"
If you regularly read our newsletters, you know that we have started a summer English camp. Last month we hosted a "camp reunion" and invited camp participants to come. Afterwards our coworker invited them to stay for a Bible time. Every one of them stayed! One man said, "I'm not very religious, but I'll stay to improve my English." Perhaps this will be the gateway to his salvation
This summer will be our 3rd year of Immersion English Camp, July 29-August 5. It is a day camp for teens and adults. We teach English in the mornings and lead activities in the afternoon. Right now it looks like we could use about 8 more people. If you or someone you know is interpreted, please contact us soon. You don't have to be a teacher, just willing to talk to people. :)
One of my former students runs a vegetable shop. Last week I stopped in to say hi, and the first thing she said was, "I've been thinking about visiting your church" Wow! You never know how God might be working around you.
Thanks for your prayers and support.
Blessings, Bruce & Linda
Missions is not just something we pray for in distant lands. It is something we actively engage in on a regular basis.
Whether it’s our Global Action Teams engaging with partner ministries on the other side of the planet, or the Local Action Teams engaging in reaching our neighbors, and nearby cities, Short Term Action Teams are a critical part of our Acts 1:8 strategy. As Jesus was ascending into heaven, He commanded his disciples to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. We want to follow that pattern ourselves. Starting close to home, and letting the ripple-effect of our faith spread.
As a church, we partner with missionaries and organizations who desire to make their life's work serving the Lord and proclaiming His work on the cross. We deeply value each person and organization we work with, and continue to be amazed with how God works locally and internationally. By forming genuine relationships with our long term missionaries, we desire to bring about mutual learning and a more meaningful partnership.
To speak to the Director of Missions about potential partnership, please email
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