Autumn Season Is Mission Season

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Again, thanks for your continued prayers. Here are some highlights of the past couple of months.

Our group from the USA meeting with a new church plant in Campo Quijano, Argentina.

Argentina and Brazil

David Vargas (ICM Salta) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with pastors from Uruguay at a church planting workshop.

In September, I accompanied my Hispanics for Christ (HFC) colleagues to Salta, where we visited/collaborated with our partners the Gallos and the Vargas at their Bible training institute (ESEF). Three additional ministry leaders from Oregon joined us in reaching out to people struggling with addiction, and their families. We also traveled together with our Salta friends to Porto Alegre, Brazil, where we met with church leaders from Uruguay (and a Venezuelan Spanish-speaking church in Porto Alegre). Our friends from Salta and HFC shared on church planting movements, and our other friends visited prisons and halfway houses to share on overcoming addictions.

Matt and Josh sharing Iglesia Cristiana Misionera in Salta, Argentina, with Tony Campos (HFC) translating.

Lucio Gallo (ICM Salta) and Geoff Hartt (HFC) teaching at the Porto Alegre, Brazil, church planting workshop.

Matt, Josh, and Aaron sharing about hope for addiction at ESEF Bible Institute in Campo Quijano, Argentina.

Hungary and Serbia

A few weeks later, in October, our MEK annual board meeting took place, in person AND virtually (some of our board members had contracted COVID while traveling to Albania) in Hatvan, Hungary. And I also had meetings and collaboration with the board of ZZ Serbia and their director Marijana Cizmanski in Novi Sad, Serbia. I also had the chance to visit ZZ Serbia’s primary ministry site: the Roma/Gypsy village of Donje Petrovski. All of these meetings are part of my emerging field director responsibilities in Hungary and Serbia.

Many opportunities continue to emerge for churches interested in integral, long-term (sister-church) partnership in many areas of the world. It’s a way for your congregation to truly collaborate on a global, kingdom scale.
Please contact me at Gateway for more information on how to get your church involved.

For the Kingdom

Randy Schmor