May Partners Update
Church Planters Institute
Lavern traveled to Ontario at the end of May to attend the Church Planters Institute organised by DestiNations International. He describes his experience as being “a real boost and it opened some connections and doors that I believe will be invaluable. I think the most practical thing I brought away was simply a renewed vision for building the Church, both through sharing the gospel with unbelievers and by discipling those in the church. There is no secret, or special talent needed.”
End of School Picnic
May 25 was the last day of school at Gateway To English. Around seventy students came for our traditional end of year picnic. We often hold the picnic at Lavern and Lolita’s house, but this year we had it at school, which turned out quite well. Besides grilling sausage, we had a photo booth, a place to make s’mores (a new food concept for Poles), and activities for the children. It was enjoyable to make connections with some of our students’ family members. We are grateful for a good year of school and for all of the students who attended GTE this year. Pictured is Sharon with one of the students.
Anabaptist Presentation at Local Catholic Church
Matt and Deborah were invited to give a presentation about Anabaptism at a local Catholic school. They enjoyed their time speaking to high school students and their teachers. While our goal is not to promote being Mennonite as the only way to God, we are grateful for this chance to talk about who we are and what we’re doing in Poland. These kinds of opportunities open up discussions about faith and give a chance to build relationships.
Financial and Personnel Needs
Now that English teaching has stopped for the summer, income in Poland has slowed to nearly nothing. In June, we will need $10,000 in general donations to support the team and the ongoing activities in Poland.
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