I love missions. God is doing some amazing things around our globe. He is drawing people to himself from every nation and every tribe. I want to be a part of what He is doing.
Several factors play into my own love of missions journey. These factors work together to especially ask for God to do a mighty work amongst European people. Here are some of these factors:
1. My heritage – my branch of the Gantz family can be traced back to a city in the eastern part of Germany.
2. My history – with a military family background, I have lived in Okinawa, Italy and Germany.
3. My ministry – my first pastoral role was in a church in Kitzingen, Germany. Also, I have been blessed to be able to go on short term mission trips in the past to these countries.
A. Germany – a preaching trip
B. Switzerland – two teaching trips at the European Baptist Convention
C. Guatemala – a preaching trip
D. Russia – a teaching and preaching trip (taught Systematic Theology to Bible College students)
4. My education – although I did not complete my PhD degree, I was focusing on European Church History in those graduate studies. I also spent time studying at an institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Periodically I hope to share posts that will make us aware of what God is doing in and around the world. I ask that you would join with me in praying for God’s name to be made known across our globe in specific places and to specific peoples. Pray for God to send harvesters.
I am including the following piece put out by the International Mission Board. You can download the piece and print it out if you like or click the fullscreen button to view it on your computer screen. It is intended to give you one unreached and unengaged people group in Europe each day for 5 weeks. Pray for one group each day.
Care to join me?