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.
“Nearly every cross-cultural worker that we know have participated in one or more short-term ministry opportunity. Kimberly and I are no exception,” shared Chad about short-term opportunities. “God used our experience in short-term ministry to open our eyes to the many needs of this world and to the specifics of how he could use our gifts and talents in His service.”(more…)
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.