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While the Christian Church in North America continues to mass-produce gymnasiums, stadiums, atriums, and chic cafés, it's both convicting and refreshing to read about the makeshift orphanages, hospitals, clinics, and schools being put together in Eastern Europe. (We used to do that; what happened?)

Click through to be inspired by what's happening to help these dear people displaced by the intense conflict in Ukraine. Greater Europe Mission - Canada is doing some incredible work and I'm proud to partner with them in it through prayer and finances. Can you consider helping, too?
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Posted withregram • gemissionca 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.”

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Instagram post 17867251723936583 Rome needs our prayers, and so do Franklin and Leanne Monge Barrera as they follow God's call in their lives to serve in Rome! Join us in praying for Franklin and Leanne as they continue to build their ministry partnership team of financial and prayer supporters! Their team is anxiously awaiting their arrival, knowing that aspects of their ministry are simply on hold while they prepare for the field. Italy is desperate for hope after an incredibly painful experience with COVID-19. Pray for Franklin and Leanne as they mobilize to be bearers of the true Hope and Good News of Jesus Christ!

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Rome needs our prayers, and so do Franklin and Leanne Monge Barrera as they follow God's call in their lives to serve in Rome! Join us in praying for Franklin and Leanne as they continue to build their ministry partnership team of financial and prayer supporters! Their team is anxiously awaiting their arrival, knowing that aspects of their ministry are simply on hold while they prepare for the field. Italy is desperate for hope after an incredibly painful experience with COVID-19. Pray for Franklin and Leanne as they mobilize to be bearers of the true Hope and Good News of Jesus Christ!

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Instagram post 17911069897524569 Missions, and ministry in general, requires a broad array of gifts and skills all put to use for one common purpose. Some of these gifts are exercised behind the scenes; like the technical crew for concerts or theatrical productions! Susan Zerf is an integral part of GEM's ministry, faithfully serving in Canada with the gifts God has given her. Susan's learning spirit is evident in all that she does, and continues to boldly go where God leads. Let's pray for Susan, that she feels God's presence in her life in a profound way this week! Pray for health, both for herself and for her family, and pray for moments of joy that point to God's fingerprints in her life, especially in December over Christmas!

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Missions, and ministry in general, requires a broad array of gifts and skills all put to use for one common purpose. Some of these gifts are exercised behind the scenes; like the technical crew for concerts or theatrical productions! Susan Zerf is an integral part of GEM's ministry, faithfully serving in Canada with the gifts God has given her. Susan's learning spirit is evident in all that she does, and continues to boldly go where God leads. Let's pray for Susan, that she feels God's presence in her life in a profound way this week! Pray for health, both for herself and for her family, and pray for moments of joy that point to God's fingerprints in her life, especially in December over Christmas!

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Instagram post 17923993541044220 A few weeks ago, we invited you to prayerfully consider getting involved in European missions through a meaningful partnership with Greater Europe Mission! We believe partnership is essential as we work together to build God’s Kingdom through discipleship, and there are many ways to get involved by giving, praying, and going!

As the hustle and bustle of Christmas have come to a close and everyone looks ahead in anticipation and hope for what the New Year may hold, we know that this world desperately needs the only lasting hope and secure future that is available and found in Christ alone! Our workers on the field and in our sending and support offices are committed to sharing this hope and exemplifying what a life lived with a secure future looks like amidst a world that is full of fear, uncertainty of tomorrow, and hopelessness. We know that none of us are capable of accomplishing anything of eternal significance apart from prayer and the mighty working of the Holy Spirit, so, with this in mind, we would boldly ask that you join GEM Canada as together we intentionally pray!

◾️ Would you pray for the communities and cities we find ourselves living within?

◾️ Would you pray for Canada; the country that many of us call home?

◾️ Would you pray for Europe; the continent we have focused our ministry efforts toward?

◾️ Would you pray for the ends of the Earth, as together we seek to see God expanding His Kingdom through all peoples of Europe to the world!

Click the link in our bio and navigate to the “Pray With Us” button located on our homepage to explore how you can pray for Europe in meaningful ways and become a prayer partner of GEM today!

#prayforGEMCanada

A few weeks ago, we invited you to prayerfully consider getting involved in European missions through a meaningful partnership with Greater Europe Mission! We believe partnership is essential as we work together to build God’s Kingdom through discipleship, and there are many ways to get involved by giving, praying, and going!

As the hustle and bustle of Christmas have come to a close and everyone looks ahead in anticipation and hope for what the New Year may hold, we know that this world desperately needs the only lasting hope and secure future that is available and found in Christ alone! Our workers on the field and in our sending and support offices are committed to sharing this hope and exemplifying what a life lived with a secure future looks like amidst a world that is full of fear, uncertainty of tomorrow, and hopelessness. We know that none of us are capable of accomplishing anything of eternal significance apart from prayer and the mighty working of the Holy Spirit, so, with this in mind, we would boldly ask that you join GEM Canada as together we intentionally pray!

◾️ Would you pray for the communities and cities we find ourselves living within?

◾️ Would you pray for Canada; the country that many of us call home?

◾️ Would you pray for Europe; the continent we have focused our ministry efforts toward?

◾️ Would you pray for the ends of the Earth, as together we seek to see God expanding His Kingdom through all peoples of Europe to the world!

Click the link in our bio and navigate to the “Pray With Us” button located on our homepage to explore how you can pray for Europe in meaningful ways and become a prayer partner of GEM today!

#prayforGEMCanada
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Instagram post 18188292532041549 A number of years ago, Matthew and Katarina met while serving at a church in Rostock, Germany. Their relationship blossomed after their return to North America, and years later, the seed that was planted in their hearts for the ministry and people of Rostock has continued to grow! Now married with baby Clara recently joining their team, Matthew and Katarina's passion for partnering with the church in this former Soviet bloc region is drawing ever closer! They're looking for others like them, whose hearts break at the thought of people growing up without hearing the gospel, to lock arms with them and help make their ministry possible. Let's pray for Matthew and Katarina, for the church that is awaiting their arrival, and for the financial partners to help make the gospel heard in difficult places!

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A number of years ago, Matthew and Katarina met while serving at a church in Rostock, Germany. Their relationship blossomed after their return to North America, and years later, the seed that was planted in their hearts for the ministry and people of Rostock has continued to grow! Now married with baby Clara recently joining their team, Matthew and Katarina's passion for partnering with the church in this former Soviet bloc region is drawing ever closer! They're looking for others like them, whose hearts break at the thought of people growing up without hearing the gospel, to lock arms with them and help make their ministry possible. Let's pray for Matthew and Katarina, for the church that is awaiting their arrival, and for the financial partners to help make the gospel heard in difficult places!

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Instagram post 17889344029677227 Have you ever watched a movie? If so, you probably see the potential that this platform has for storytelling. One of GEM's ministries is called Soul Catalyst, a ministry that tells stories with a deep commitment to spiritual truth, through the magic of narrative film production. Alex Reimer is the Director of Photography with Soul Catalyst, and has just transitioned his ministry home base to Northern Ireland. This move opens up some exciting new opportunities for Alex and Soul Catalyst, but a move like this also comes with its challenges. Let's pray for Alex and his ministry during this season. Pray that he would find good communities to become a part of, even in the midst of a pandemic. Pray for wisdom and peace as they make a host of decisions that come with moving. Pray for great partners and that God will speak through the stories they tell.

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Have you ever watched a movie? If so, you probably see the potential that this platform has for storytelling. One of GEM's ministries is called Soul Catalyst, a ministry that tells stories with a deep commitment to spiritual truth, through the magic of narrative film production. Alex Reimer is the Director of Photography with Soul Catalyst, and has just transitioned his ministry home base to Northern Ireland. This move opens up some exciting new opportunities for Alex and Soul Catalyst, but a move like this also comes with its challenges. Let's pray for Alex and his ministry during this season. Pray that he would find good communities to become a part of, even in the midst of a pandemic. Pray for wisdom and peace as they make a host of decisions that come with moving. Pray for great partners and that God will speak through the stories they tell.

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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.”

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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.”

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Instagram post 18154088902231746 Imagine for a moment, a world with no hope. Your trust in others has been lost, and you no longer know who or what to have faith in. An involuntary wall is put up anytime you’re introduced to someone new, knowing that they might also betray you. Simply put, you’ve been dragged down a dark road and seem to be trapped there.

There are millions of people across the globe who are living without hope. More specifically, millions who have been stripped of their freedom when they became victims to human sex trafficking. These people have become lost in this dark reality, unsure of how to escape, or if it’s even escapable.

Fortunately, there are people who desire to see these victims freed from this existence.

...to read more and explore how you can partner in our ongoing efforts against the evils of human sex trafficking, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “Hope for Victims of Human Sex Trafficking.”

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Imagine for a moment, a world with no hope. Your trust in others has been lost, and you no longer know who or what to have faith in. An involuntary wall is put up anytime you’re introduced to someone new, knowing that they might also betray you. Simply put, you’ve been dragged down a dark road and seem to be trapped there.

There are millions of people across the globe who are living without hope. More specifically, millions who have been stripped of their freedom when they became victims to human sex trafficking. These people have become lost in this dark reality, unsure of how to escape, or if it’s even escapable.

Fortunately, there are people who desire to see these victims freed from this existence.

...to read more and explore how you can partner in our ongoing efforts against the evils of human sex trafficking, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “Hope for Victims of Human Sex Trafficking.”

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We're part of an international community! This week we're praying for Chris and Susan Tweedy and their family. Chris serves as GEM International's CFO, and he and Susan and their daughters live in Germany. He's from Canada, Susan's from the US, and their daughters may very well tell their friends that they're from Germany! This year, they're on home assignment. Chris is continuing his ministry during this time as GEM International's CFO, and when they return to Germany, Susan will teach German at Black Forest Academy. Let's pray for the Tweedy family as they hope to see Chris' family in Vancouver before returning to Germany. Pray for Susan as she prepares for her teaching assignment while also homeschooling their daughters this year, and pray for their daughters as they study at a home that isn't really their home, a long way from their friends in Germany. Pray for safety in their travel and in their ministries, and a good transition back into their community later this year.

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