Opportunities in Europe
The immigration crisis in Europe is presenting opportunities and challenges for the church at large. Whether it is with asylum seekers from the Middle East, economic migrants from other parts of the world, or people being transported across borders by human traffickers, God is working through the Free Methodist churches in Europe in response to these humanitarian crises. Both physical and spiritual needs are being met, even as the faith of our church members is being stretched. God is presenting us with wonderful opportunities for Christian service and witness.
Please pray for wisdom, endurance and resourcing for those who are working on the front lines with refugees and immigrants. Pray also for those who are working to establish a Set Free Movement in Europe through cooperative programs of education, prevention, rescue and rehabilitation. Pray for our pastors and ministerial candidates, all of whom are bi-vocational and must constantly balance the demands of their secular work, their family and their ministry.
We pray you will share in our vision of seeing all the people of Europe, regardless of their country of origin, transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.Larry L. Winckles, Europe Area Administrator