July Update 2019

Dear Friends,

After a very busy June, with multiple events/camps/workshops, etc., we’ve now entered a slower time, what a release! It is like with planes – they use full throttle power just for start, and then must switch into cruise, because no engine would survive full speed all the time. (This is what I still remember from the days I was piloting planes.) So now we rest a little and work “regular” hours, a great relief! I wish you, Peter, this same feeling!

Follow-up…

We are so thankful for the Lord’s guidance and provision! After the huge meetings in Wroclaw with evangelist, Nick Vujicic, our digital follow-up campaign proved to work much better than other systems; the new converts feel much more comfortable corresponding within our GELE platform than to immediately go to a church. It seems people are more relaxed about entering a place of worship after some months of growth. Initially 3,500 people responded to our system, then some 700 switched to a course developed by Nick himself. Many are now in regular touch with our e-coaches. Praise the Lord!


“Beginnings of faith with Nick Vujicic” – more than 700 people enrolled in this new course.
Planning committee for our annual conference that will take place August 30th to September 1st. If you would like to come, let us know as soon as possible.
Celebrating the update of the last remaining Gele2 platform (Portuguese language) to Gele3 version.
The Woman’s Breakfast for the 14th time! Over 800 woman and almost half for the first time!
Our media team taking care for the technicalities and video broadcast.
Together with Phil James (Bob Gass, The Word for You Today) discussing publishing and distribution in Poland – both printed and digital version.

Outback is growing…

June’s Outback “couples weekends” also went wonderfully! We are amazed every time to see God’s work of restoration and encouragement that happens in just 44 hours! This June we had 3 Outback weekends, the third one in a new location in eastern Poland, (Podkarpacie). It has been most encouraging to see how God is multiplying this initiative! We had also guests from UK, who have decided to start Outback in Great Britain!

During the third Outback in new location in eastern Poland.

More and more training…

Also in June, two rounds of Total Discipleship training, with guests from USA who want to get involved in digital discipleship using our tools and experience. It is fantastic to see a team of four Colombians, (led by Juan Bravo), who were with us for training a year ago, now run a wonderful ministry in Spanish and are being overwhelmed by the response. The Lord is great!

Total Discipleship training with Pastor Jody and Joshua from Atlanta. In the picture with Adam (our training coordinator) and Filip.

Friends, Thank you for your continuous friendship and involvement. We deeply appreciate it! Together, we may change the World, in the power of Holy Spirit!

Henry

Answered June prayers

Progress on June prayer requests

  • Wonderful outcomes of the Nick Vujicic campaign in Poland, with hundreds
    of people in the discipleship process.
  • New, bigger tent for Outback weekends at the H2O site, extra lights, sound system, etc.
  • Several new e-coaches joining the team in Poland.
  • Agreement with “The Word for you today” (Bob Gass) whose material Radio CCM broadcasts regularly, to publish, also book and on-line daily devotions.
  • Spirit of unity and involvement among staff and volunteers.
  • Summer – time to refresh in the Lord.

Friends, please pray

July prayer requests:

  • New stimulation for promotion and marketing of our portfolio of discipleship materials.
  • Our annual e-coach conference, August 30-Sept. 1, 2019, in Wisla, with Oliver Raper as a main speaker. You are warmly invited, too, if you want to experience with us fellowship and God’s presence!
  • We must work more on our book, it needs some changes.
  • Good rest, clarifying a vision for next 10 years.
  • Production of Polish original multimedia materials for our Polish audience, to attract more young people.
  • Finding a good publisher for our book “Sure Foundation”.
  • Funding, to be able to grow the work.
  • The Lord’s help and mercy for a dear, close Friend and Mentor of mine, man God used many times in my life, Phill Butler, who is suffering with cancer.
  • More funding but also clear vision in unity – for our new Malinka church building. We plan to use new rooms for lot of our ministry activities.

Poland, June 2019 in numbers:

  • 14 945 people visited our evangelistic pages
  • 1678 people requested follow-up
  • 429 evangelistic courses finished

Several testimonial from Outback:
  • “God touched the place deeply hidden, I did not even know it was there, it turned out to be the key to true freedom and to a deeper relationship with my husband.”
  • “I changed my thinking about myself – that I am precious to my wife and God.”
  • “I experienced a refreshing and encouraged to spiritual battle for our home to be God’s home.”
  • “I have learned to talk about what I feel, to appreciate what I have not seen before, I did not think that one should be grateful.”
  • “I have experienced a lot of love, I want to reciprocate it. I said a lot of good words to my wife, I want to do it more often when I return.”
  • “I want to fight hard for a good marriage and good fatherhood.”
  • “Every moment and every experience was unique, I learned what true forgiveness is.”

Learn more about our ministry at
http://nec.ccm.pl