Europeans love their gelato. In cups, cones, spoons or bowls, indoors or outdoors, walking or sitting, in spring, summer or fall (not so much in winter – it’s considered unhealthy to eat cold things during cold weather), men, women, children and pets enjoy gelato. Entrust got its start in central Europe. A lot of gelato has been consumed over the course of some 40 years of church ministry training. One of those sweet blessings God provides when we follow where he leads!
This summer, ministry leaders from Novi Sad (Serbia) Christian Fellowship Church completed Leadership Directions, a course written by Entrust board chairman Andy Seidel. Entrust staff based in Europe, including Mark Van Bebber, Rob Shaffer and Jeff A., led the course over several months. Several of the participants are husband-wife co-leaders in this dynamic church, serving people coming out of addiction and the community as a whole.
Lilie loves serving women. Natasha Madu simply radiates. And Angel can’t help herself, she just has to speak about her savior. Read these beautiful ladies’ stories, hear them describe portions of their spiritual journeys and discover the one friend they have in common – a lady named Sandy.
Read more at http://www.entrust4.org/regions/europe-and-russia/stories/multiplying-in-austria.
Pictured: Natasha Madu
Dustin and Miriam Combs are from the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Dustin served in many roles over 13 years at their home church, most recently as assistant pastor in hospitality and student ministries. Miriam taught elementary school in Phoenix for seven years. Having served short-term seven summers in the Czech Republic with Josiah Venture and later in Slovakia with another youth ministry, they learned of Entrust through staff members Mark and Beth Van Bebber.
Dustin, Miriam and son Theo arrived in Banská Bystrice, Slovakia, in September. Their immediate goals include, “solidify our place of residence, set up class times at the language school, establish day care for Theo while we go to class, switch to local cell phone service and internet for our flat, buy things we need for daily living, open a local bank account and familiarize ourselves with Entrust training materials. Once this is done, the major focus will be on language learning.” In addition, Dustin says, “I (or we) will shadow staff member Rob Shaffer as he meets with leaders and pastors in Slovakia, and join occasional youth camps. We plan to use this time to build relationships and see Entrust trainings and groups in practice.”
Read the full article here: www.entrust4.org/OctSL
Swiss Alps on your bucket list? Enjoy high-quality chocolate? Love God and sense a need to sharpen some ministry skills, like leading a small group, preparing a Bible study, caring for hurting women? Sounds like you need to watch this video. Learn more about our Swiss training hub at www.entrust4.org/Swisshub
One of Entrust’s first countries of concentrated ministry. No Entrust staff live in Romania now that national church-based ministry leadership training is led by Romanians under the auspices of EBE-Romania (launched by first- and second-generation Entrust students).
FAMOUS PEOPLE: Nadia Comaneci (first gymnast to score a perfect 10), Nicolae Paulescu (discovered insulin), Petrache Poenaru (invented the fountain pen).
NATURAL BEAUTY: Carpathian Mountains, Danube River, Black Sea. The Danube Delta, where the river flows into the Black Sea, is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list as the best preserved delta in Europe, home to hundreds of animal and plant species.
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