The Need for Living Hope Sarah Bedi, Stockholm, Sweden

A local flyer providing information about events and activities supported by the local municipality was distributed to our buildings. The officials informed us that fifty more refugee families were moving into this area. We are not allowed to know exact addresses or provide volunteer assistance, but we were at least informed. You can walk down … continued

LOVE DRESSED IN WORK CLOTHES Mindy Henson, Kyiv, Ukraine

Thousands of Ukrainians have fled from eastern Ukraine since the war with Russia began in 2014. They are desperate to find places to live and hope for the future. In June, a team from Valley View Community Church (Columbia, Missouri), together with a team from Spring of Hope Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, spent a week … continued

The Call of the Harvest by Mateo Echeverry

Hamburg, Germany has over 300 refugee camps throughout the city. Remodeled ships, restructured postal buildings, regular apartments, and buildings made entirely of modified container units are used to house the tens of thousands of refugees that now call Hamburg home. The camps range from housing as little as three families to over 1000 people and … continued

Reaching Spain and Beyond by Dom M.

A team of 12 young people from Florida came 4-12 March to serve with us in Pamplona. Most of this group of young people used their spring break in order to help evangelize and serve. They spent time teaching daily English conversation groups, sharing the good news with students at the local university and being mutually encouraged … continued

Glimpses of Germany by Matteo E.

My time in Germany was incredibly eye opening. As you can see above, there are hundreds of refugee camps all throughout the city of Hamburg, about 300 in total. The government has placed these camps all over the city, in both wealthy parts and poor parts. Everywhere you go you find Iranians, Syrians, Afghanis, and … continued

Ministry to Refugees in Berlin, Germany by D. Goering

Among those we met in the temporary refugee shelter were these three guys from Afghanistan. They made a fancy meal for us in their modular “container” home. We also were able to give Arabic/German and Persian/German New Testaments to a couple of guys. They are from Iraq and Iran and seem eager to learn about … continued

Il Rifugio

In Italy, coffee is king, and bars are really coffee bars.  Aldo, who always wears a coat and tie, is a well-known barista in Torino, who for many years owned his own bar at a prime location in the city.  But when the building owner pushed him out, he essentially lost everything.  Someone invited him … continued

The Spirit Stirring Hearts-by Frank and Pam Apisa, Milano, Italy

Last spring, before we left for the U.S., the aunt of a friend of ours asked us to help her daughter with English. The first time we met, she asked Pam “What religion are you?” Pam replied, “We don’t believe in religion, but we believe that each of us can have a personal relationship with … continued

REACHING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD- by Sasha Zubenko, Dombrovka, Poland

Dombrovka, Poland is a small community where more than 2500 people live.  Most families here do not practice active life with God, but simply fulfill their Sunday church visits, considering that this is the meaning of the Christian life. After moving to this city, we started gathering at the house of Hani and Peter (our … continued

Uniting To Reach The Nations- by Daniel Goering

For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.  Thess. 1:8 The Christians in Thessalonica were exemplary in many ways. And yet, they were just following the example set for them … continued