Our Europe Mission Team, or at least most of us, were able to have a planning lunch with Jon & Marilyn Rust recently at the Miss Batavia.
Jon & Marilyn are Church Planting missionaries in Lisbon, Portugal with ABWE. This September six of us will fly over to Lisbon to spend a few days with the Rusts. It is the least we can do since they came to Batavia for lunch right? 🙂
The purpose of the trip is to familiarize ourselves with the church planting ministry there so we can be more effective partners back here in Batavia. There is just no substitute for being with and worshiping with your missionaries in their cultural context. This is all part of a 11 day trip to not only Lisbon, but the Tuscany region of Italy as well; where we will spend five days with missionaries Dan & Elizabeth Ransom. Pray for our team as we prepare over the next few weeks to be ready spiriutally, physically and administratively!