The Island was Called Malta… (Acts 28:1)
Several Great Meetings!
We just had a very busy time here in Malta. In December we helped convene over 200 church planter from around the world, for the triennial Ethne to Ethne meetings to “Report, Celebrate, Learn and Plan”! The Ethne to Ethne Conference is a gathering to accelerate church planing in the most unreached areas of the world!
In February/March we had three meetings, the Vision 5:9 Network Assembly, the North Africa Partnership and the Middle East Majority People Partnership; all three dedicated to reaching Muslims. Vision 5:9 operates world-wide while the other two, as the names imply, are regional.
Between the four meetings we hosted around 850 participants! Can you imagine the momentum that this creates for work amongst the lost in these unreached areas of the world!?
I feel so humbled that God is using my family and the small island of Malta to be a catalyst in spreading the Good News to the unreached!
If you would like more information about these meetings do not hesitate to write to me.
KNISJA EVANGELIKA BATTISTA (Evangelical Baptist Church)
One of the problems with the Maltese is that they like to sit back and let others lead! So as a result we have a shortage of leaders. In the coming months, I am going to spend time conducting a number of seminars on Leadership and Public Speaking. I will be using my 45 years of experience in leading and speaking to help those that have shown interested. Please continue to pray for our church especially for the youth to catch a vision for ministry.
The latest about the churches’ plot of land is that we are still without a building permit and it is looking difficult to obtain. I am requesting a meeting with the Director of Malta’s Planning Authority, this is not easy and it needs God’s help and your prayers!
When I joined Global Fellowship one of the goals was to start developing a network of church planters in North Africa. This is starting to take shape with national (local) partners in Morocco and Algeria. With Libyan partners, however in Diaspora not in Libya itself. In Tunisia we have an International worker married to a Tunisian. For Mauritania there is hope, at one of the meetings in Malta earlier this month, I had an extensive meeting with the 6 church leaders there and they all agreed to join with me on a “network” so that I can help them as they interact with other Westerners. I am working with one of them to provide much needed resources to start micro-enterprise projects to help the poor and church plant!
MISSIONS EUROPA NETWORK
As mentioned in my last newsletter, Missions Europa is a new network being formed amongst European churches. The first meeting of this new network will be held from the 3rd to 6th of April in Malaga, Spain. There are about 40 people that have registered to attend, considering that the North Africa Partnership had 12 people in the first meeting, this is great!
My vision is for churches in Europe and ministries/churches from outside Europe to partner and help one another in reaching Europe.
Pray for our Travels…
The grand-children always “hint” that they want to come with us, this was their latest idea 🙂
Sylvia and I will be in the US for about 4 weeks in June/July. We start with a consultation in Dallas, TX for people that facilitate partnership meetings, from the 17th to the 20th June. From there we will be going to California and travel mostly around the Bay Area. We will end our time in Auburn for the 30th Anniversary of Global Fellowship, this is from the 9th to the 13th July. After that we head home. If you would like to see us please do not hesitate to write and we will do our best to make it happen.
Once again thank you for your prayers and support!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to write or call!
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Blessing… Edwin & Sylvia