The photos above are from our visit to Zamość.
Here comes a little update from us in the mission base in Poland. The recent months have been good and we have visited several different towns to preach the Gospel and equip believers to live naturally supernatural lives.
The last months we have been travelling to several different places besides being active in Lublin. One new missionary has joined the team and even though it’s summer we are still doing what we can to reach the unreached in Poland.
We have actually visited the church in Krasnystaw a few times the recent months and we have decided to try and do it regularly to help the church grow. A few years ago we had an evangelistic campaign there and the year after that we helped them start a church. That is why we are particularly willing to help this fellowship.
The church has fluctuated a little in size and has had to change the venue a few times, but the faithful core is determined to keep up the fight so we want to do what we can to help them. The whole church are really encouraged every time we are there and it wonderful to see that we can bring new inspiration to people who are on the frontline building the Kingdom of God.
Pray for the church there and for new (especially younger) people who will have a heart for helping them. They also really need to see some new ones saved so there can come a new life to the flock.
About a year ago we were in Tarnów for the first time and visited a house church connected to Torben Søndergaard and The Last Reformation. When we got an invitation to come this time, it was from a newly started church and it makes us happy to see that new churches are started.
Those we met the first time also came to the meeting and were together with us to evangelise afterwards. One of the things we want is to be able to create peace between those who are starting house fellowships and those starting more traditional churches. That was why it was good to see that we could make some connections between those two groups.
eHe told us that he and his wife had been trying to have a baby for a long time, but without success, and that was something that meant a lot to them. Michael said he had prayed many times for couples who had the same problem, but got children soon afterwards. When he shared this, we could see that faith grew in that man. We prayed for him and felt that he had faith for a miracle from God. He was very grateful for having met us and before we left, he wanted to have a picture together with us, so we took a “selfie”.
Sometimes there can also be a little spiritual warfare connected with talking about Jesus here in Poland. Some weeks ago Michael and one of the young people from the church talked to a young girl in Lublin. She was very open and had a lot of questions. She was actually so interested that she took initiative and asked if they could meet again. They arranged the time and place, but before they were supposed to meet, her attitude had changed completely.
During the conversation she said her mother was a very active Catholic so it is possible that the mother had influenced her in a negative way.
About two years ago there was another young girl who got saved as a result of street evangelism in Lublin. Then her parents got furious (especially when she wanted to get baptised), but she was persistent and now her relationship with the parents has fortunately become better.
Evangelism is absolutely spiritual warfare in a very practical sense and that is why prayer is so important when we go out to the street. The devil does not like it when people get saved, but he is defeated and the Gospel is God’s power unto salvation.
The last months we have visited the Pentecostal church in Zamość two times. For me (Ronald) it was particularly fun to be back there, because that was actually the first city in Poland I visited and the campaign we had there was the first Euromission campaign I took part in.
First we visited the church because I (Ronald) was invited to preach at one of their Sunday meetings and, as a consequence, we arranged to come back again later and have some teaching about evangelism. This was something we planned together with a group called Boży Harcownicy (God’s Champions). They are on fire when it comes to getting the churches to evangelise more, which is also on our hearts. That is why we have been cooperating with them a lot and it has been a very positive experience.
We had a very good time when we came back to have the seminar about evangelism. The people in the church in Zamość got inspired, we could proclaim the Gospel on the streets, people got healed and the church saw that the inhabitants of their own city were actually open for the Gospel.
The last place we visited was a town called Starachowice. I had never been there before and I always think it's a little special when you visit a new town. The pastor and his wife had been to our meeting in Zamość and through our contact with Boży Harcownicy they asked if we also could visit their church.
We had a great day with teaching and the putting into practice what we had learned and there were many testimonies afterwards. Our new missionary (Anna Galvan) also travelled back to this church some weeks later to continue helping them when it comes to evangelism.
We want to say a special thank you to all of you who are following and praying for the work we are doing here in Poland. It is said that "prayer moves the hand that moves the world", and when the body of Christ stands together in fulfilling the great commission we can see Europe saved!!