Laborers

Every Believer a Disciple Maker- Timmy Powers-Managing Director, Eastern Europe

One of the values that has been deeply imprinted on my life through my involvement with Great Commission Europe is our commitment to seeing every believer become a disciple-maker.  As I have served overseas for the past twenty years I have made this truth a hallmark of my ministry. However, over the past year I became aware of a weakness… Read more →

The Need for Living Hope Sarah Bedi, Stockholm, Sweden

A local flyer providing information about events and activities supported by the local municipality was distributed to our buildings. The officials informed us that fifty more refugee families were moving into this area. We are not allowed to know exact addresses or provide volunteer assistance, but we were at least informed. You can walk down the street and meet someone… Read more →

LOVE DRESSED IN WORK CLOTHES Mindy Henson, Kyiv, Ukraine

Thousands of Ukrainians have fled from eastern Ukraine since the war with Russia began in 2014. They are desperate to find places to live and hope for the future. In June, a team from Valley View Community Church (Columbia, Missouri), together with a team from Spring of Hope Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, spent a week in a small village about… Read more →

The Call of the Harvest by Mateo Echeverry

Hamburg, Germany has over 300 refugee camps throughout the city. Remodeled ships, restructured postal buildings, regular apartments, and buildings made entirely of modified container units are used to house the tens of thousands of refugees that now call Hamburg home. The camps range from housing as little as three families to over 1000 people and anywhere in between. This summer,… Read more →

Il Rifugio

In Italy, coffee is king, and bars are really coffee bars.  Aldo, who always wears a coat and tie, is a well-known barista in Torino, who for many years owned his own bar at a prime location in the city.  But when the building owner pushed him out, he essentially lost everything.  Someone invited him to “Il Rifugio,” and he… Read more →

The Spirit Stirring Hearts-by Frank and Pam Apisa, Milano, Italy

Last spring, before we left for the U.S., the aunt of a friend of ours asked us to help her daughter with English. The first time we met, she asked Pam “What religion are you?” Pam replied, “We don’t believe in religion, but we believe that each of us can have a personal relationship with God.” Her face lit up… Read more →