Same Role. New Region.
A brief history:
3 years ago when we took the role of Regional Director for East Africa the region was expanding. There were missionaries in 3 countries and 2 more countries had missionaries on the way. Because of unforeseen circumstances, God redirected the missionaries in 4 of these 5 countries. When the region shrank to one country with only 5 missionaries, we began seeking the Lord’s guidance to see if He was redirecting.
Same role, different region:
We absolutely love serving missionaries and wanted to continue serving as a Regional Director. When the need for a Regional Director in Western Europe became known, we began praying about this opportunity with ABWE leadership to see if it would be a good fit. After much prayer and counsel, we accepted the role of Regional Director for Western Europe.
We moved to Lisbon, Portugal in July and are overseeing the 100+ ABWE missionaries in Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Italy.
There is still a great need for the gospel in these Post-Christian countries. We are very excited to have the opportunity to build into missionaries in Western Europe!
Walk by FAITH (Step by Step):
God’s ways are definitely not our ways (Is. 55:8-9). Our plans were to stay in Africa. This change has taught us to walk with Him more than ever before. We knew we needed to transition, but didn’t know where we would move or what we would do. But we started taking steps toward change. We now better understand God’s command to Abram: “Go to the land I will show you”. He shows us one step at a time. After we take a step, He reveals another. We walk step by step.
Has God challenged your heart to get involved in ministering to others? (It could be in your church or across the globe.) If He has, don’t wait until you know all the answers. Take the first step. He will faithfully lead & equip you to do ministries you never expected. And when He does, He receives the glory!
- That we and our girls will adjust to life in a new country.
- That we will be a blessing to the missionaries in Western Europe.
- That God will use us to advance the gospel.
- That God will help us learn Portuguese.
Helping missionaries balance:
❖HEART ❖LIFE ❖MINISTRY
❖HEART ❖LIFE ❖MINISTRY
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WHY a ministry to missionaries?
As Regional Director, our ministry is to serve the missionaries of ABWE.
WHY is this ministry important?
Missions life is difficult.
The missionaries we serve face a unique blend of difficulties (Separation from family, living in a foreign country, learning a new language, discouragement, loneliness, and the list goes on...).
Our goal is to do whatever we can to keep missionaries on the field and thriving in ministry!
As missionaries, families and teams stay encouraged and working well, hinderances are removed and the work of the gospel can expand!
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