Church Intensive – We Are ChurchWe dream of seeing a network of simple, discipleship-focused church communities planted in our city and the surrounding area. The simplicity of meeting in houses or cafes, the intimacy of close-knit spiritual families, and the ease of reproducibility all draw us toward this model of being the church.
As we’ve begun with one small church, we’ve been seeking out other people from whom we can learn and better envision what the church might look like here in Czech Republic. As part of that process we (along with our core team in Brno) recently participated in a church training intensive through We Are Church.
The training consisted of approximately 12 hours of videos and several online discussion groups. It was helpful in identifying key components that we need to explore further and pray through. The complexities of striving for regular reproducibility and staying connected as a network involve careful planning and intentionality in the early stages. We are thankful for the opportunity to engage with others around these critical topics and look forward to being able to apply what we are learning.
The recent surge in Covid19 cases in Taiwan. After over a year of only a handful of cases and life here pretty much the same as it was before Covid, in the last two weeks there has been a huge surge of cases and the country has implemented strict restrictions with many businesses closed.
We are very excited that the parents in our UAM fellowship are getting more involved in the Sunday night Bible study by helping to tell the Bible story. They have been so creative in coming up with ways that their kids can understand the story.
Matthew's sleep apnea continues to be a concern. So Beth will be taking Matthew to the US to get an evaluation and treatment at the Sleep Apnea And Sleep Disorders Clinic at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Thanks so much for your prayers and support over the years!
A few months ago, a good friend shared with me a challenge that hundreds of believers around the world had accepted. The challenge was to try to share our faith every day in the month of May. Because of the conviction of Romans 1, Mark accepted this challenge. God is in charge of every “divine appointment”. Some people we approach are not ready for the full Gospel message, so we sow seeds to be watered by someone else in the future. However, some have been prepared by God and are fully ready to trust Christ as their Savior. So, the goal each day was not to get through the whole Gospel, but to engage someone with questions and see if they were ready to hear the Gospel message.
Mark was able to engage people in spiritual conversations in 26 of the 31 days in May. Some days, he was able to share with large groups, or several individuals. Mark shared at least some piece of the Gospel, or the entire Gospel with 275 people in the month of May. I know of at least 10 decisions for Christ that were made. Hallelujah! To God be the Glory! I learned again that when I am intentional in with my time and pray for the Lord to open my eyes to opportunities He gives, they chances are there to share. One of the questions I used a lot is something we call the “amazing question”. Jesus often asked people before He healed them what they wanted him to do for them. So I ask, “if you could ask God to do anything for you, what would you ask Him to do”? Then I pray for them and ask them further questions.
Kansas City Summer Mission
Our Kansas City Cru team is hosting a summer mission for 30 Cru staff and students from June 2 to June 20th. We will be working with four Church Plants in the KC area; helping them share engage their neighborhoods with the Gospel message and inviting them to church. Please pray that many people all over KC would hear the message and respond. Also pray that every student and staff on the summer mission would personally grow in their love and devotion to Christ. Thanks
Church Movements Kansas City Team Leader
We are so eager to share big news with you this month! In addition to 7 students giving their lives to Jesus this spring, Rockwell is going to be a big brother come November. Please join us in prayer!
Midwest Mission sent a shipment valued at $144,603 to Florida through our partner, Food For The Poor, on Wednesday, June 9th to assist with hurricane preparedness for the 2021 hurricane season.
Included in this shipment were 2,240 Midwest Mission Student Kits, over 5,000 tarps, 829 cloth bags, 46,558 trash bags, 402 gallons of hand sanitizer and over 450 bottles of hand sanitizer, along with empty buckets and lids.
Hurricane season officially began on June 1st and can last up to five months with storms typically peaking in August and September.
Floridians are asked to stock up on food, water and supplies before the hurricane season starts, to have at least a two-week supply of medications, stay aware of weather conditions, and make plans in advance in case they need to evacuate.
Midwest Mission could not do everything we do without all of your support and generosity! We are truly blessed!
If you would like to donate to Midwest Mission to help those those affected by disasters around the world and around the corner, please Text MMDCYEAR to 91999 or go to