After moving to our new city, I ventured out to a nearby laundromat. I prayed for divine encounters in the midst of washing clothes. The first time I went I couldn’t figure out the payment system and the old man behind the counter frowned and pointed at his watch when I came to retrieve my clothes. I hadn’t gotten the clothes out fast enough. Ugg! I hated it.(more…)
Tim and Paula are successful World Team church planters in Spain. They joined World Team to go to a place where people have little chance of hearing the gospel. (more…)
There are countless opportunities for workers in America to love and serve our new neighbors. What is needed are open eyes, a servant heart, and the courage to engage with people who at first seem very different.
God is at work in all of our lives meeting needs, drawing us closer to Him and equipping us for service. Holistic ministry is an avenue that allows World Team workers to share the mercy and grace God has shown them with others who do not know Him.
Most of World Team’s workers have participated in a short-term mission trip before their long-term placements. For many of them, such as Chad and Kimberly in France, it was a short-term trip where God affirmed His call on their lives to serve cross-culturally.
Italy is still largely unreached by the gospel. Many people are more zealous for soccer than spiritual faith. While Catholicism still retains a strong presence in Italian culture, most people have never been changed by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.