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Spend a summer living out the gospel across Europe! This exciting opportunity for university students is taking Europe, and GEM, by storm!

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From a couple of weeks to a year, come serve the Church in Europe while learning from experienced disciple-makers!

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Ever wake up and say “there has to be more”? God may be calling you to use your gifts in long-term ministry. Let us know, we’re here to walk that path with you.

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Instagram post 17975253166529269 North Macedonia, a southeastern country in Europe, is a richly diverse and beautiful land, both in its landscapes and its people. This mountainous, landlocked country, surrounded by five neighbouring countries, is home to just over 2 million people. With much of its population claiming orthodox or Muslim beliefs, North Macedonia, like much of Europe, has a very small number of evangelical Christians. With a considerable amount of the population able to converse in English, it’s a perfect opportunity to house ministry for those not fluent in Macedonian or Albanian.

Using the English language in ministry has also been an excellent way of treading on neutral ground between the two main people groups – Albanians, who tend to be Muslim, and Macedonians, who tend to be orthodox. “People don’t feel like they’re being a traitor to their culture when [the church service] is English and international,” Rachelle Neal, GEM International’s Vice President of Europe says, mentioning that English isn’t typically used exclusively for either group. “English sometimes brings those barriers down and allows us to have those conversations a little more easily.”

Currently only a small group works in North Macedonia with GEM, allowing for plenty of opportunities for others to serve within this charming country. “We would love to grow this team,” Rachelle admits. “And because there have already been foundations built here in the areas of business, education, and the church, there are opportunities to walk in and impact those worlds.”

Will you pray with us, thanking God for what He’s already doing, and for further impacts to be made across North Macedonia?

...to read more and learn about how you can partner with us and support our ongoing efforts in North Macedonia, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “The Plentiful Opportunities for Ministry in North Macedonia.”

#prayforGEMCanada

North Macedonia, a southeastern country in Europe, is a richly diverse and beautiful land, both in its landscapes and its people. This mountainous, landlocked country, surrounded by five neighbouring countries, is home to just over 2 million people. With much of its population claiming orthodox or Muslim beliefs, North Macedonia, like much of Europe, has a very small number of evangelical Christians. With a considerable amount of the population able to converse in English, it’s a perfect opportunity to house ministry for those not fluent in Macedonian or Albanian.

Using the English language in ministry has also been an excellent way of treading on neutral ground between the two main people groups – Albanians, who tend to be Muslim, and Macedonians, who tend to be orthodox. “People don’t feel like they’re being a traitor to their culture when [the church service] is English and international,” Rachelle Neal, GEM International’s Vice President of Europe says, mentioning that English isn’t typically used exclusively for either group. “English sometimes brings those barriers down and allows us to have those conversations a little more easily.”

Currently only a small group works in North Macedonia with GEM, allowing for plenty of opportunities for others to serve within this charming country. “We would love to grow this team,” Rachelle admits. “And because there have already been foundations built here in the areas of business, education, and the church, there are opportunities to walk in and impact those worlds.”

Will you pray with us, thanking God for what He’s already doing, and for further impacts to be made across North Macedonia?

...to read more and learn about how you can partner with us and support our ongoing efforts in North Macedonia, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “The Plentiful Opportunities for Ministry in North Macedonia.”

#prayforGEMCanada
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Instagram post 17962420657697592 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 8:35-39, NIV).

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 8:35-39, NIV). ...

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This month, will you join us in praying for Andorra?

This mountainous country is easily overlooked on world maps since it is just 2.5 times the size of Washington D.C. Each year Andorra draws 8-10 million tourists who come for skiing, hiking, spas and duty-free shopping. Most of the Andorran people have businesses in Andorra but live in Catalonia, Spain, since they speak Catalan and aren’t required to pay taxes there. Andorra’s Roman Catholic church has more than 75,000 members, about 90 percent of the population, however, many Andorrans see the church as important only for rites of passage such as baptism, first communion and marriage. Less than one percent of the people actually follow Christ, and true spirituality is thin on the ground. Many consult mediums, seers and astrologers for guidance and advice, usually at a significant financial cost. In spite of this, there is hope and great opportunity in Andorra! Three Evangelical churches have been established in Andorra where no churches existed in the past. Many of the believers in Andorra are immigrants, though some nationals have accepted Christ as their Saviour. In fact, Andorra’s booming economy has slowed recently due to the construction business hitting a ceiling. With such instability, the people will become more open to spiritual realities. This is the time for pioneering missionaries to build relationships with those who don’t know Christ. Additionally, Andorra is a key place to reach out to the many North African immigrants who make up two-thirds of the population, most of whom are Muslims. This is truly a place to touch the world for Christ!

◾️ Pray that the evangelical churches in Andorra will have a vision to creatively reach out to other Andorrans, tourists and immigrants with God’s love.
◾️ Pray that people will recognize the emptiness of materialism, and that God’s Spirit will draw them to Himself for true fulfillment.
◾️ Pray that the Holy Spirit would reinvigorate the Christian spiritual life of Andorra and expose and disarm the power of the occult.

To learn more about how you can partner with us and support our ongoing efforts in Europe, click the link in our bio!

#prayforGEMCanada
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Instagram post 17944277048021542 Imagine living an isolated life, unaware of the gift of freedom God brings, and longing for community. How would you approach such a people group with the revelation of the gospel?

We’ve found that the people of Rostock, Germany crave connection and community, but few would even consider entering a church building. The Church here needs to grow, and developing new ways to reach the people outside of traditional church buildings are essential in reaching the locals, as Christianity is sadly seen as cute and laughable – ‘superstitious nonsense’.

We felt that coffee shops were an ideal way to meet people because of their daily, afternoon coffee-break routine. In confirmation, God provided an amazing opportunity for our family to manage a coffee shop! This café, which will be an extension of a church led by a pastor friend of ours, will connect the church to the surrounding community. Opportunities like hosting German/English conversation groups, barista job skills training, or mommy and me groups are just a few of the ways we plan on serving the community. Our goal is to provide events at different levels of intimacy, and create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone who comes in. This opportunity excites us because it includes our passions and experiences – coffee and Germany. Matthew was a judge at the national barista and national latte art championships in Canada. He also opened and managed coffee and smoothie shop inside a spin studio. Katarina grew up speaking German and served in Germany in the past – in fact, it is in this very location that we met and fell in love!

Covid brought on many challenges, and as a result, the church in Rostock has been unable to complete the preparations for this café. We need your support to get there as soon as possible to help get the café up and running! We are very excited to see God’s work through this café ministry, and we thank you in advance for helping us reach our goals.

To partner with the Colegroves, click the link in our bio and navigate to our "give" tab. You can also visit the Colegrove's personal donation website by copying and pasting the following in your web browser: https://gemission.ca/donate/colegroves/

Imagine living an isolated life, unaware of the gift of freedom God brings, and longing for community. How would you approach such a people group with the revelation of the gospel?

We’ve found that the people of Rostock, Germany crave connection and community, but few would even consider entering a church building. The Church here needs to grow, and developing new ways to reach the people outside of traditional church buildings are essential in reaching the locals, as Christianity is sadly seen as cute and laughable – ‘superstitious nonsense’.

We felt that coffee shops were an ideal way to meet people because of their daily, afternoon coffee-break routine. In confirmation, God provided an amazing opportunity for our family to manage a coffee shop! This café, which will be an extension of a church led by a pastor friend of ours, will connect the church to the surrounding community. Opportunities like hosting German/English conversation groups, barista job skills training, or mommy and me groups are just a few of the ways we plan on serving the community. Our goal is to provide events at different levels of intimacy, and create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone who comes in. This opportunity excites us because it includes our passions and experiences – coffee and Germany. Matthew was a judge at the national barista and national latte art championships in Canada. He also opened and managed coffee and smoothie shop inside a spin studio. Katarina grew up speaking German and served in Germany in the past – in fact, it is in this very location that we met and fell in love!

Covid brought on many challenges, and as a result, the church in Rostock has been unable to complete the preparations for this café. We need your support to get there as soon as possible to help get the café up and running! We are very excited to see God’s work through this café ministry, and we thank you in advance for helping us reach our goals.

To partner with the Colegroves, click the link in our bio and navigate to our "give" tab. You can also visit the Colegrove's personal donation website by copying and pasting the following in your web browser: https://gemission.ca/donate/colegroves/
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Instagram post 17908532624542545 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” (Phil 4:6-7, NIV).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” (Phil 4:6-7, NIV). ...

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Instagram post 17912712932384593 The amount of love and support the world has been showing Ukraine through their adversity has been inspiring. Although there are currently no GEM workers serving within Ukraine, labourers in the surrounding countries have been working tirelessly with the waves of incoming refugees. Many of the GEM workers who have stepped up are doing so alongside partnering agencies, showcasing a beautiful display of unity within the global church.
 
Interestingly, the countries seeing the most action have some of Europe’s highest number of believers. “Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine had some of the highest percentages of evangelical Christians before this conflict [ranging from 3-5% of the population],” GEM missionary Dwight Poggemiller states. “There’s not only a significant number of believers there, but they’re also very united… and it’s been a great example of the body of Christ working in unity and reaching out with Christ’s love.”

The people of Ukraine who have fled, now in the range of over 5 million people, depend on the compassion of strangers. This has become an amazing opportunity for the church to step up and show Christ’s love to those desperate for hope.

...to read stories from Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Spain, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “Practical and Spiritual Support of Ukrainian Refugees.”

#prayforGEMCanada

The amount of love and support the world has been showing Ukraine through their adversity has been inspiring. Although there are currently no GEM workers serving within Ukraine, labourers in the surrounding countries have been working tirelessly with the waves of incoming refugees. Many of the GEM workers who have stepped up are doing so alongside partnering agencies, showcasing a beautiful display of unity within the global church.

Interestingly, the countries seeing the most action have some of Europe’s highest number of believers. “Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine had some of the highest percentages of evangelical Christians before this conflict [ranging from 3-5% of the population],” GEM missionary Dwight Poggemiller states. “There’s not only a significant number of believers there, but they’re also very united… and it’s been a great example of the body of Christ working in unity and reaching out with Christ’s love.”

The people of Ukraine who have fled, now in the range of over 5 million people, depend on the compassion of strangers. This has become an amazing opportunity for the church to step up and show Christ’s love to those desperate for hope.

...to read stories from Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Spain, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “Practical and Spiritual Support of Ukrainian Refugees.”

#prayforGEMCanada
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This month, will you join us in praying for Luxembourg?

This beautiful little country is home to about 630,000 people, nearly half of which come from other nations. The resulting growth of other faiths presents a challenge to traditional faith. Islam, Orthodoxy, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Eastern mysticism and the multiplication of Protestant and Independent groups have transformed this small nation into a melting pot of religious expression. And though most Luxembourgers profess Roman Catholicism, only a shrinking fraction actively practice their faith. In fact, most call themselves Catholics only because of tradition and culture. Many Luxembourgers complement their understanding of Roman Catholic teaching with elements of other religions, humanism, and materialism. The general affluence in this country has caused many to feel dependent on self. While many don’t acknowledge God to be a felt need, beneath the façade are many broken and empty lives. In spite of this, there is hope and great opportunity in Luxembourg! Though small evangelical churches in the country are made up mostly of foreigners, Christians are realizing that what they have in common is greater than their differences! Once a year these congregations gather for a combined worship service and picnic and more outreaches among youth and students are taking place. The growing openness of the Luxembourg Christians to focus on what they have in common is an answer to prayer. It’s time to capitalize on this unity to expand God’s Kingdom in this small country!

◾️ Pray that Luxembourgers will hunger for the truth behind the traditions of whatever religion they claim.
◾️ Pray that Christians will find relevant ways of allowing the resurrected Jesus to become visible to their neighbours.
◾️ Pray that Luxembourg Christians will allow God to work in their country as He sees fit and help them see ways to multiply disciples.

To learn more about how you can partner with us and support our ongoing efforts in Europe, click the link in our bio!

#prayforGEMCanada
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Instagram post 18192746353165163 One of our Canadian appointees, Meaghan McNeil, answered the call for help in Romania and has been serving on the ground for about a month now with Canadian missionaries Kevin and Michelle Weppler. Together they’re tirelessly working to support the many individuals who have been so massively impacted by the crisis in Ukraine, all the while continuing the ongoing ministry in Romania.

Meaghan put a video together to give you all a small first-hand glimpse of the work being done in Romania and the support and tangible ministry that is being provided because of the faithful and generous support of those who have donated to our Emergency Relief Fund.

Please continue to pray for the work being done, the workers ministering to so many, and the many lives that have been impacted by this crisis! As you can imagine, the work is ongoing, and your continued partnership is needed and so appreciated!

If you would like to learn how you too can partner in our ongoing efforts to those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine, click the link in our bio and navigate to our "Help Ukraine" tab.

One of our Canadian appointees, Meaghan McNeil, answered the call for help in Romania and has been serving on the ground for about a month now with Canadian missionaries Kevin and Michelle Weppler. Together they’re tirelessly working to support the many individuals who have been so massively impacted by the crisis in Ukraine, all the while continuing the ongoing ministry in Romania.

Meaghan put a video together to give you all a small first-hand glimpse of the work being done in Romania and the support and tangible ministry that is being provided because of the faithful and generous support of those who have donated to our Emergency Relief Fund.

Please continue to pray for the work being done, the workers ministering to so many, and the many lives that have been impacted by this crisis! As you can imagine, the work is ongoing, and your continued partnership is needed and so appreciated!

If you would like to learn how you too can partner in our ongoing efforts to those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine, click the link in our bio and navigate to our "Help Ukraine" tab.
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"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed," (Isaiah 53:5, NIV). ...

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