Thessaloniki, Greece. A young couple and their four children are reaching out to their neighbours in a fairly deprived area; a café is at the heart of their ministry. We asked our Church Engagement Lead, Alison Woodrow, to find out more. This is what she discovered ...
'If the doctrine of predestination is true, and if God has already decided who's going to be saved and who's not, then why pray, why evangelise, why bother?' That's what a lot of Christians think. But the clear teaching of the Bible, a right understanding of 'reformed theology', and 2,000 years of church history give the lie to those common caricatures of Calvinism. Click on link to access video recording of this fascinating discussion with Garry Williams (London Seminary), Davy Ellison (Irish Baptist College) and EMF missionary José Moreno Berrocal.
We don't talk about them much. But let us introduce you to 'George and Florence, who work with EMF in France.
All across Ukraine, evangelical churches are holding summer camps for youngsters, and seeing unprecedented numbers signing up for a few days of fun and relief from the constant pressures of war, and to hear the wonderful message of gospel grace. But the war is never too far away, and across the country the air raid sirens are still sounding their shrill warnings, in some places up to 10 times a day, warning people to take shelter.
The floods in north-east Italy have affected three of our missionary families and their neighbourhoods. Stefano and Jenny Mariotti have witnessed devastation in Budrio, with an important bridge washed away and families evacuated. Forlí, where Michael and Mary Steedman have lived for many years, is also badly affected. Manuel and Jania Morelli serve in Ravenna with their daughters Rebecca and Rachele. They have been at the forefront of efforts to help affected citizens of the town, and Manuel wrote this article for The Gospel Coalition in Italy. Click on link to read the full article.
Since the Reformation, the religious history of France has been very mixed: on the one hand, we have John Calvin (born and converted in France) and the Huguenots; on the other hand, the infamous St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (1572) and the French Revolution. But what about today? With Catholicism still influential, Islam steadily growing, and more and more people in France identifying as agnostics or atheists, how is evangelical Christianity doing? Click on link to access video recording of this fascinating discussion with David Brown and Peter Calvert (pastors ministering in France), and Romuald Lasnes (EMF missionary serving in Paris).
In 1997, Antonio de Noia had just been accepted as an EMF missionary in south-east Italy. Twenty-six years later, Antonio may have less hair (!), but his zeal for the cause of the gospel is stronger than ever. Read his gripping testimony, published in 1997; then read on to find out what is happening in Antonio's life in 2023.
Lighting up the Darkness - an EMF initiative to Grow new gospel work in Europe. Between now and 2027, EMF plans to take on at least 15 new gospel workers in some of the neediest places in Europe, including the Balkans and the Nordics.
A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Martin Hjellvik, EMF missionaries based in Bryne, Norway.
EMF missionaries from all over Europe, along with some retired staff, trustees, and N. Ireland Council members, came together for a long weekend at our Field Conference in Spain from 29th Sep to 3rd Oct. It had been over 30 years since such an event had taken place, and we prayed that the Lord would make this a special time of spiritual edification and sweet fellowship. He answered these prayers way beyond our expectations! Read on...
A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Joel and Talita Lopes, EMF missionaries based in Faro, Portugal.
A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Diego and Stella Lopes, EMF missionaries based in Lisbon, Portugal.
As we look on in horror at the events unfolding in Ukraine and weep with its citizens, hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing to neighbouring countries. Many pastors have chosen to stay at their posts despite the danger, to care for the traumatised and terrified people who remain. The situation is deteriorating rapidly so there is an urgent need for God’s people here and across the world to intercede. Click on link to find out more on how to pray for Ukraine.
EMF missionary, José (Pepe) Moreno Berrocal pastors an evangelical church in the town of Alcázar de San Juan in the centre of Spain. As part of his preaching and pastoral duties he has been ministering to prisoners in the local prison since 1999. To find out more about this important work click on button provided.
Manuel López Franco and the church in Almuñécar, Spain, are about to renew their radio outreach project. This is just one of their evangelistic initiatives, but since COVID-19 it has become a key ministry. Pray that God will bless this ministry so that many people from Almuñécar and the surrounding area will put their trust in Christ.
You can now pray for EMF throughout the year using the PrayerMate app. Click on link provided
With the normal ways of doing things no longer possible, this is an opportunity to be creative in how we engage with one another. We are in the process of launching 'Face to Face' 1 to 1 chat and group meetings via online video conferencing. For more information go to the 'Get Involved - Face to Face' page on the EMF website, or click on link provided.
Adam Urban, EMF missionary in Siedice, Poland, runs a website ministry called 'The Gospel in the Centre'. The web-site makes available all manner of theologically sound and also culturally relevant materials via e-books, interviews, podcasts, articles, sermons, book reviews, etc. Please pray that God will use this website in a great way among Polish evangelicals.
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