Vision 2017

 

The Vision of the Ministry – 2017

Reaching cities. . . Starting churches… Changing nations…

This year we will help start fifteen more new churches. This is VISION 2017!

I wish you could be with me to feel what I feel when I drive through the countless towns in countries like Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.

As you drive through them you might ask the question that I often ask myself. Are there any evangelical church in this town?

The answer most of the time, sadly is “NO”! There are not any evangelical churches for the people to attend.

But this is changing!!! Because of you, by the end of this year at least fifteen new churches will have been started in towns just like these.

When we started out last year we looked forward to “stretching” our faith to see fifteen new churches started. At a cost of about $4,000.00 each to start these churches, it was a large step for us.

But because of the generous giving by our friends we have helped start these churches!!!

When God puts something in your heart, He usually gives you a divine strategy to see the vision take place. The strategy that we felt God gave us was to partner with key Christian Pastors in the nations where we wanted to start the new churches.

We now have strong relationships with some of the key Christian leaders of the nations of Eastern Europe. These leaders are providing the leadership, the new pastors, and the ongoing oversight of these new churches.

Together we are changing cities, towns and individual lives. These new churches will not only see people come to Christ this year, but next year and even five years from now, people will still be coming to Christ. The impact we make this year will go on and on!

We are even now are in the process to help start the fifteen churches for this year. At least one of these churches will be in Yugoslavia, which borders Hungary just to the south.

Another key strategy in VISION 2017 is to start churches in each of the capital cities on Eastern Europe. In the last few years, we helped to start churches in both Warsaw, Poland and in Tirana, Albania.

It was just 24 years ago that the “Iron Curtain” came down throughout the nations of Eastern Europe. The greatest open door to freely minister the gospel was suddenly and quite unexpectedly flung wide open.

Shortly after the Iron Curtain fell, God began to strategically move people from around the world to reach these nations. Nations that went from almost totally closed to more freedom to minister than even in the United States.

I remember very well the early morning day in April 1990 that I first stepped foot in the then Soviet Union. Nations like, East Germany, Hungary and Poland had just declared their independence from the Soviet Union.

Already God was strategically moving people to these nations. We moved to Russia in April 1992. And now we have been living here in Hungary since 1997.

One thing that we realized is that God can use us strategically wherever we are. We don’t all have to move to a foreign country to be used in a strategic manner. God wants to use all of us, no matter where we live or what we do for a living, we can touch the nations strategically.

Last year we helped to start fifteen churches here in Eastern Europe. This year, the year 2017, we will help start at least fifteen more churches!

When we said yes to what God put in our hearts this plan God gave us the strategic plan and touched other people’s hearts to help us do this. Because we all yielded and said yes, people are serving the Lord today that last year knew nothing of the Love of our Father.

Let’s continue to see our lives as strategic as we enter the next millennium. Let’s ask God to help us live in a strategic manner no matter where we live or work.

We can live strategically working at Walmart or as a school teacher or student or an executive or as a housewife or as a missionary in Hungary..

VISION 2017…
it’s changing lives, families, towns, and cities. . .
Help us to make it happen!!!