Tuesday, March 25, 2008

EuroTeam Outreach


"For so the Lord has commanded us:
'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth."
Acts 13:47


As mentioned in Andrew's birthday post, it has been exciting to see the Lord directing his specific life-steps these past several months as he has been earnestly seeking wisdom and guidance. The Lord has laid the following outreach on his heart for this summer --

Andrew will be heading to the airport on June 3rd to spend 10 weeks of his summer in the Ukraine! Much of his time will be spent hiking into remote mountain villages where the light of the Gospel is rarely shared. Along with a team of other young men, he will be distributing literature, Bible study courses, and showing Gospel films. When he is not hiking through the mountain ranges, he will be sharing Biblical literature in the city of L'viv, working with a team of full-time missionaries.

As Andrew committed to this trip, one of his big questions was *finances*. How was God going to provide for the airline ticket, an apartment in L'viv, plus all his living expenses (food!!!) and camping gear!?!?

Less than 5 minutes after stopping by the Post Office to mail his application, his cell phone rang. Upon answering it, he discovered it was his good friend, Caleb, a Navy Seal. He called to mention that a buddy had a back-pack he'd no longer be needing. Would Andrew like to have it?! [smile]

And since then, the Lord has amazingly provided for both his airline tickets and other needs he will have as he travels. Packages of camping gear are met with eager "ohhhs" and "ahhhhs" as they arrive around here! (We'll try to capture some pictures one of these days!!)

Most of all, please keep him in your prayers, specifically from June 3rd - August 15th. He will have internet access in L'viv, so we have convinced him to give us regular updates to share with you, our blog family. Stay tuned!........

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea Andrew, good job, we'll be thinking of you, keep us posted.
The Jerry Ficke family

Kyle Stevens said...

Wow, that looks like a neat opportunity! I know there is a great need for the gospel and preaching there. And not that it matters, but the backpacking aspect should make it more fun. :)

~Tori~ said...

What an exciting opportunity! We'll be praying for you! :-)

Stephanie said...

Praise God! I hope everything continues to work out according to His perfect plan.

Goldfish said...

Oh dear, I suppose this means one less at camp!! Glad you get the opportunity anyway, Andrew. It's always awesome when plans just "fall together" like that. :) I'll be praying...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an exciting and "growing" time! But also a sad time 'cause ya'll won't be together. We will pray for you, Andrew! Glad that you are open to what God has in store for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for His leading! It looks exciting! We will certainly be praying. JConner Ps. 89:21

Margaret Neufeld said...

That sounds like something that really suits you Andrew. We'll definitely be praying for you. We have been praying that the Lord of the harvest would send out more labourers. God bless you as you prepare. Greetings from Lighthouse Gospel youth.

rehm family said...

OH! We are so excited for the opportunity the Lord has opened before you! May He bless, and prosper your way, as you honor Him!

Praying for you,
The Rehm family

Lesley said...

How exciting! We will definitely keep Andrew in our prayers(along with the rest of you!:))! We always check in on the CMO outreach every summer so we will be looking forward to Andrew's updates!
~Lesley

Amber said...

This sounds like so much wonderful fun!