Monday, May 17, 2010

To Europe or bust!

Please pray for us over the next two weeks: I'll be in London this week working to establish a flagship GYFM work in partnership with the International Presbyterian Church of West Ealing (Francis Schaeffer's former church!) and our new GYFM Missionary, Marta Douglass! Marta will be partnering with the local church to reach and disciple local London youth (one of the most diverse cities in the world!) as well as training leaders in youth ministry and working to care for Third Culture Kids across Europe.

After a week in London, I head on to Budapest, Hungary to serve at the European Leadership Forum. The ELF is a gathering of over 500 conservative-evangelical leaders from 50 countries across Eastern and Western Europe. They come together annually to encourage one another, pray together, and strategize and train to reach their continent for Christ. While there has been training offered at the ELF in things like church planting, arts & culture, apologetics and science & culture, there has been a gaping hole re next gen ministry. We have been invited to bring our GYF Institute training, and are building towards a strategic partnership to equip and encourage many european leaders in engaging the emerging generation. Pray God uses the seminars, small groups and one-on-one mentoring/ consulting to make a Kingdom impact!

Thank you for partnering and praying with us toward the vision of reaching the nations and the next generation with the love of Jesus!