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Passion for church planting

At 17 years of age, I knew that I desired to plant churches in Europe. Some 40 years have passed and that is still my greatest joy.

Many different skill-sets are required to reach out and adopt another culture - a few of which are flexibility, humor and a never-give-up attitude.

Within these pages you will find some of our stories, see some of the sites that we enjoy as we travel to encourage those in the task of planting churches in Europe, plus visit those that our church has sent out around the world. May you also be inspired to be passionate about serving Jesus and others.

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Eric's testimony

Photocredit: Keith Gandy

On Sunday evening I sat with a despondent man from our church until 11 PM.
Last night I had multiple phone calls late at night dealing with a run-away teenager and her parents.
Drama and sorrow in multiple families.
Then there is the question of dealing with cultural challenges and language inadequacies.

If someone would ask, Keith, why do you do what you do? What keeps you going? I think of the answer of Jesus in John 4:32 when the disciples instructed him to take nourishment: I've got food to eat that you are unaware of. That on the heels of a conversation with a woman whose eyes were opened and realized not only her need for a savior, but found him speaking with her.
If the question comes: Keith, what keeps you motivated?
Listen to Eric for the answer. (By the way, I dubbed his testimony on the fly and now notice German words and flipped sentence structures. Now you might understand the previous comment of language inadequacies.) This is what drives me to push through all the rest of the painful stuff.

Any questions?