Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bucklands: Czech Republic/Eastern Europe

GATS, January 7-9, 2011 Global Education Committee Meeting

Photo: GATS Regional Representatives with James Poitras (center), GATS Coordinator

Taking on the exciting project of a global education program is a monumental task and cannot be accomplished in a short period of time; however, the Regional Representatives, pictured above, have a passion for training laborers for the world-wide harvest! Coinciding with this passion is a deep conviction for excellence in apostolic ministry.

“A student who is fully trained will be like his teacher”( See Luke 6:40).

It is our great privilege to serve as the GATS Representative for the Europe / Middle East Region.

The Global Education Committee met at the first of this year, reviewing what has been accomplished thus far and setting new goals to be reached. The GATS Program is consistently improving in efforts to reach that high watermark!

What a privilege to be involved in something that will leave an indelible mark on the future!Not only is teaching and mentoring the next generation for apostolic ministry an imperative from Scripture, but an honor!

Meet The Scott McGarveys

Words cannot describe how overjoyed and grateful we are that this fine family is in Prague through the end of March 2011, pastoring the church and caring for our people due to our furlough.

Having previously served 9 months in Prague on the A.I.M. Program, and with Sis. Suzi’s knowledge of the Czech language, the fit could not be more perfect. Bro. Scott is a very gifted young man with a genuine love and care for people. Little Cooper has already stolen everyone’s heart! God bless the Scott McGarvey family!

The work in Prague is in Good Hands!

It is hard to believe that another term of service has come to an end, requiring us to once again pack up our belongings for storage, close everything down (cell phones, internet, housing contract, etc ...), and prepare our infant church for our lengthy absence.

One of the most important factors in this scenario is finding qualified and willing furlough replacements. Much prayer was made in this regard, and God has supplied our need.

Due to visa requirements and simplifying matters, we are limited to a maximum stay of 90 days.

Kent and Jenny Russell, also previous Prague AIMers, will follow the McGarveys in April-May 2011.

Deputation Ministry Began January 2011

What a privilege for us to be given the opportunity to stand before our North American churches, opening our hearts in transparency, relaying our burden, passion, and goals in touching our world with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Our travels began with wonderful southern hospitality in the Louisiana District immediately following BOTT ’11. We were overwhelmed with the spontaneous response to the needs of Eastern Europe. Thank You, Louisiana!

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