Exhausted after more than a day’s worth of international travel to Croatia for a mission trip, we hauled our family’s luggage up three flights of stairs. I lugged myself into our quaint hotel room and crawled onto the bed. Just before I fell asleep, I glanced over to the two sets of open shutters that brought in the moonlight. Too tired to close them, I drifted off to sleep.
Despite the rich Christian historical roots in England, recent statistics and reports reflect the spiritual soil of England as hard and cold. Yet, God is bigger than statistics and prayer is more powerful than reports!
When I stepped off the plane in London to chilly 50-degree weather, I was glad to have packed my scarves and coat! Although the weather was cold, the welcomes were warm every place I went. The best way to sum up my England mission trip is to say that prayer had prepared hearts.
I came to England at the invitation of believers from The Church of the Good Shepherd, who strongly believe that God is at work in England, drawing men and women to pray for revival in their great land.
When simple tools to study Scripture are accessible in someone’s native language, new doors open to learning about God’s Word in ways not available before! Our desire at NBS2GO is to provide ways for just that to happen. Because God’s Word is “living and active” we pray for and work toward this goal. We created a short 5-minute video that provides an overview of the Bible studies as well as translation instructions. It truly does not get much easier than this to help a brother or sister in Christ access materials that help dig deep in God’s Word; something we may so easily take for granted. We would love your partnership by watching the video then pray about how you may be able to help! Maybe you know someone who speaks another language and who has a heart to help translate this short tool!
Six years ago, Chris and Elizabeth McKinney threw a small fish fry in their driveway with 4-5 families around them. Having just moved into the neighborhood, they thought it would be fun to get to know some of their new neighbors. They enjoyed it so much, they planned several other get-togethers and soon met another couple who said they’d love to help create a sense of community in the neighborhood. The following year, they worked together with a lot of neighbors to pull off a larger block party where 75 adults and kids attended. The parties continued to grow from there and they saw a shared desire - even hunger - for community amongst neighbors.