Croatia Evangelistic Outreach June 3-20


Steve with Church Planter Pastor Daniel 
Croatia Evangelistic Outreach June 3-20 

It’s been a couple of weeks since I had returned from Croatia but in some ways my heart is still there. I’ve said many times that God has given me a burden for The Balkans and a love for it’s people. I’m grateful to God that has not diminished. 

It was wonderful to get back out into the mission field, leading a team in support of small churches after a long period of time being restricted in the types of ministry we had grown accustomed to doing. The fact that we were in Croatia getting back out into the marketplace was so gratifying. Our church partners are so ready to continue proclaiming The Gospel to their communities and to reach out beyond the walls of the church building.

Here are some key highlights and points to praise God for…

9-Evangelistic outreach events in as many cities (Čakovec, Durdevac, Požega, Slavonski Brod, Bjelovar, Daruvar, Vrbovec, Dugo Selo and Mursko Središće) 


Almost all of the events were the first outdoor activities happening in each city, post Covid.Our church partners and church planters gained great visibility because of this! Many people who came to the events commented that it was about time people came out from being locked up in their homes especially to hear a message of hope and good news!


Steve was able to attend the 100 Year Anniversary of the Baptist Church of Mačkovic. This was a glorious time of celebrating a century of God’s goodness and provision for this small but growing church.

Even in spite of one concert cancellationdue to lack of permissions (Požega), God revealed Himself in creating a new relationship between the pastor and the city leaders and a way to hold future events and outreach in the future in the main city square.

We were grateful to have five Croatian nationals on our team, one new young student from Taylor University as well as two old friends from California. Our team was unified and driven to make Christ known during our time in Croatia. Our time was fruitful, creating new contacts for our partners, helping the church grow and multiply! We have expectant faith that God will use our efforts to bring glory to Himself and build His Kingdom!

Looking ahead…

Steve is working on evangelistic outreach campaigns in Albania and Serbiaas well as continuing with some new responsibilities out of the Proclaim US office. He is involved in Leadership Meetings surrounding the new Global Ministry Center here in Jacksonville, alumni relations, recruiting and planning for Domestic Evangelism. Dawn’s training continues in the world of finance and missionary services. Lastly, Dawn and I are planning for an extended time in Californiathis fall to visit family, supporters and church partners.


Thank you for continuing with your prayers and financial support for these next years to come. We will continue to work hard and be diligent with the work God has called us to do in seeing people come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are grateful to be your hands, feet, and voice in this great work we do TOGETHER!

We can’t continue without you. 


With love, hope, peace and gratitude,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia 


Prayer Requests: 

Please pray for Dawn as she is deep into training for her new position in Finance & Missionary Services at Proclaim’s U.S. Office.

Please prayfor Steve’s mom Mary whose health has faltered and is in need of more care. 

Please prayfor dear friends dealing with health issues. Pray for God’s hand on these families!

Praise God that Bianca and Sofia are with us for the summer. Bianca just completed here Sophomore year and Sofia her Freshmen year. They are doing great!

God has provided for our needs here in Jacksonville and so we PRAISE Him for His provision and goodness in our lives!! We thank The Lord for all of His people who have been so gracious and generous during our time of transition.

You are invited to watch Proclaim International’s 2021 Gala via Livestream!

Dawn and I are excited to be in Jacksonville to work with our Proclaim colleagues in hosting our annual fundraiser “Gala” this year! 

Those living in the greater Jacksonville area are invited to come and experience the evening program live and in person. For the rest of our friends and family, the event will be available via Livestream. Here are the details on how you can attend “virtually”.

Date: Saturday April 24 at 7pm EST (4pm West Coast)

Go to YouTube and search for: Proclaim! Gala 2021 

Or…

Look for our page on Facebook: Proclaim International 

At The Gala, you will hear of the creative means we are leveraging in ministries across the globe. In this setting we be able to share reports from our brothers and sisters with spiritually thriving ministries in persecuted areas of the world.

We will showcase the diversity of ministries available to us through music and public and private witness. Come and enjoy the array of talents and musical styles that enable us to gather listeners and attract various cultures. You will also hear about new initiatives and the vision to establish a new Global Ministry Center here in Jacksonville.

All in all it will be an exciting and informative evening! Dawn and I hope and pray you can attend virtually!
Thank youfor continuing with your prayers and financial support for these next years to come.We will continue to work hard and be diligent with the work God has called us to do in seeing people come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you for sticking with us and this ministry God has entrusted us with. We are grateful to be your hands, feet, and voice in this great work we do TOGETHER!

We can’t continue without you. 

With love, hope, peace and gratitude,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia 

Prayer Requests: 

Please prayfor Dawn as she is deep into training for her new position in Finance & Missionary Services at Proclaim’s U.S. Office 

Please prayfor Steve as he is Co-leading an evangelistic campaign to Croatia June 7-20. Pray for the vast amount of logistical details still needed to be arranged.

Please praythat our shipping container would arrive sooner than later from Europe. It’s already been about 2-months since we loaded our earthly goods in Kandern.

Please prayfor Bianca and Sofia as they finish their college semesters at Taylor University. We are so looking forward to our girls being with us this summer!

God has provided for our needs here in Jacksonville and so we PRAISE Him for His provision and goodness in our lives!! We thank The Lord for all of His people who have been so gracious and generous during our time of transition.

A Brief Video Message From Proclaim President John Bowers

Greetings dear friends!

Thank you in advance for taking the time to watch this brief video from Proclaim President John Bowers. We believe it will bring some further clarity about our upcoming reassignment from Germany to Jacksonville Florida in March of next year.  

Just click on the play button aboveand it will take you the video on Vimeo. Thank you!

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Prayers and Praises: 

Please pray for a dear brother who just lost his beloved wife and our dear friend to a long battle with her health. 

Pray for the people who in recent months who have heard the truth about following Jesus at one of our small venue gatherings in Germany. May they enter The Kingdom of God!

Pray for this next phase of service with Proclaim and our cross cultural move to America.

Please continue to pray for our aging parents as we try to honor them with care, love and encouragement from afar. 

HUGE PRAISE!
Because of God’s abundant mercy, grace and favor, Bianca was allowed to come back to Germany after all! We are so grateful that we will have some time together as a family during Christmas! Thank you Lord!

Praise God that Bianca and Sofia are able to have in-person classes at Taylor University. Praise God that Sofia is going to be allowed to change dorms after some issues in the one she is currently residing in. 

Praise God that we are back in The Balkans doing our part in God’s Kingdom building work. 

Praise God that in spite of all of our travel the last month, we have not contracted Covid.

Big Family News!
This year has been full of many unexpected changes, but of course we know that God has known all along what was going to happen. As believers in Christ we have the joy and privilege to be able to keep on trusting Him through it all.

With that in mind, we have some very big news regarding our field assignment with Proclaim International in Germany. We have spent many months, much time in prayer, lots of discussion & seeking God’s will and direction for the next chapter in our service with Proclaim. 

As a result, we are accepting an opportunity presented to us by Proclaim U.S. to move our base of ministry to Jacksonville Florida where the office is located. This move will occur in March of 2021. 

So what does this mean for our family, the ministry God has called us to and our partnership? 

Our prayer is that our partnership would remain the same whether you are a prayer partner, a financial supporter or both. We pray that you will continue to support the work God has us doing and will continue to do! Here is a brief overview of what will be changing for us and what will NOT be changing. 

1) Our commitment to and passion for ministry in The Balkans remains strong and focused. Steve will continue to spend large blocks of time working in Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia etc. encouraging pastors and church planters, providing  training, planning ministry together and leading teams for evangelistic outreach campaigns. The only difference will be where he unpacks his suitcase. 

2) Dawn will take on a role in the Florida office with Missionary Services and Donor Management.Her role at BFA the last 7-years has equipped her well for this assignment and she is excited about serving with Proclaim in this way.

3) We will have a key role in the development of a new International Ministry Center based in Jacksonville Florida. This New ministry Center will specifically provide for the developing and changing needs in America as well as create a global center for ministry development outside of the U.S. This center will also serve as a recruitment and training center to prepare and develop workers and teams sent out around the globe as well as working in America. 

4) Proclaim International is declaring the United States as a mission field. While the need for more ministry and Kingdom workers in the U.S. is not new news, Proclaim has historically been called to International overseas ministry. Due to a number of factors, including a heightened reality of hurting, divided Americans, we are sensing that God is calling us as an organization to bring our gifts to bear in America, in seeing people come to walk with The Lord.

5) We will be closer to our supporters and supporting churches, our aging parents and of course Bianca and Sofia. This will allow us to make more frequent visits to our supporting churches for Missions focused events, to report on current ministry activities, partner in ministry together, as well as see our parents in California and Nevada. The global pandemic has caused Taylor University to be in a situation where if they have a rising number of cases on campus, there would be a need to suspend on campus classes, leaving Bianca and Sofia searching for a place to go. Dawn and I being in Florida would provide a place for them to be and provide some stability for them.

Below are 2-Documents you can read for more detailed information on this upcoming move. Just click on the “Purple” type below and it bring up documents from our family and one from leadership in Proclaim explaining this reassignment in more detail.

We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions about this move of our base of ministry. We want to answer all your questions and provide times to pray together! We invite you into this process to help us navigate through what will be a challenging time for our family. We are so grateful for your friendship, faithful support and prayers over the years, and we hope you will continue to desire to partner with us in our work of proclaiming The Gospel to people who are searching for hope and a life with purpose.


May the peace of Christ be with you!

With much love,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

How you can be praying for us during this time:Please pray for us to navigate well through the logistical details, and that God will make it clear what needs to be done and when.

Croatia Outreach & U.S. Trip

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Pastor Darko, His Wife Gorana and Croatia Ministry Director Branko
Slavonski Brod Croatia
Citywide Outreach Sept. 13-20

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, our partners in Croatia have decided to move forward with ministry plans to reach their community for Christ Jesus. What an encouragement!

Of course there will be some restrictions and every possible precaution will be in place to be sure the team, the church and those we encounter will be safe.

I have been to Slavonski Brod many times and partnered with Pastor Darko and Baptistička crkva on more than a few occasions. The first time I accompanied a team there, the church was 10 people strong and meeting in one of the rooms of a small house. Thechurch has since grown, acquired property and built a modest building on the site of that old house.

Pastor Darko, his family and the body of Christ at the church (close to the Bosnian border) has been active in seeking to make disciples in Slavonski Brod. This city wide outreach we have planned will have us taking The Gospel to the streets, doing some events on-line and interacting with the community in several ways. The goal is to build relationships with people who are not walking with The Lord, give a reason for the Hope that is within usand ultimately have opportunities to create discipleship opportunities.

My colleague Todd and I will drive from Germany to Croatia in our equipment van to join the rest of the team involved in this outreach. Please pray for our long 12-ish hour drive, no issues with borders and most importantly that we can help Pastor Darko and the local church with visibility in their community. May God be glorified and Jesus magnified!

It is very exciting to be able to get back to work in The Balkans after such an extended period of being shut down due to Covid-19! Thank you so much for your on-going support and encouragement in these last months!

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Prayers and Praises: 

Please pray for our partners in The Balkans who continue to need help with training and evangelistic efforts but have had to radically scale back activities due to the pandemic.

Please pray for Sofia and Bianca as they continue their education separated from Dawn and I by an ocean.

Please continue to pray for our aging parents as we try to honor them with care, love and encouragement from afar.

Pray for the people who in recent weeks/months have heard the truth about following Jesus at one of our small venue gatherings. May they enter The Kingdom of God!

Praise God for the Francis family who took Bianca in when Taylor University shut down earlier this year. They have continued to generously and graciously host Bianca these last months of summer. Thank you friends!

We thank and Praise God for the Lee and Shannon families who arranged for us to stay in a home during our quarantine in Chicago. Thank you as well to The Hodge family for putting us up for a couple of days in Upland! Their hospitality is such a blessing and an encouragement. Thank you! We are blessed!

 

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Bianca and Sofia at Taylor University!

Dawn and I returned on August 18th from our trip to Illinois and Indiana to get Bianca and Sofia settled into their next season of life. As you know, Bianca is going to be a sophomore and Sofia is in her freshman year at Taylor University in Upland Indiana.

This also means that Dawn and I are also entering another phase of life… Empty Nesting! Without a doubt it is bittersweet. We miss our girls but we also have no doubt they are ready to spread their wings! We’re super grateful they will be together to support each other and look out for one another.

We were blessed abundantly on this trip with housing, a car to drive and most importantly, opportunities to make new friends and build new relationships. So many amazing people opened their homes to us and showed amazing and generous hospitality… you know who you are! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Also, we are grateful to all those who were able send Sofia a card, letter or gift to help with her being able to get settled into her dorm room. She was able to get everything she needed. We are humbled and thankful!

California Visit & Local Ministry

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Family Visit to California

 After much prayer, discussion and consideration, we are very sad to say that we will not be coming to California this summer. So, as a result, the gathering we were planning on August 1st to visit with you and celebrate Sofia’s graduation, is cancelled. However, if you would still like do something for Sofia, there are some details below.

We arrived at this difficult decision mostly due to the constantly changing and evolving situation surrounding the pandemic. Some of the issues we have been faced with are a lack of reliable flights, a mandatory 2-week quarantine period required when arriving from Europe (and returning), potential issues with our German residence Visas and our ability to re-enter Germany, not being sure about being able to see and spend time with our aging parents, family and supporters, increasing ministry opportunities here in Europe and a host of other issues. We are considering a shorter trip to California later this year to see our parents dependent upon evolving restrictions and requirements.

We want to be clear that we have an unshakeable confidence that God is fully in control. It is our desire to make good decisions from His leading and not out of fear.

It is a huge disappointment for us not being able to spend time with the church and our family and friends we love so dearly, but we pray you can understand our situation and give us grace. We will keep you up to date as our plans and our situation changes.

We will however be making a short trip in late July to the U.S. to take Sofia to Taylor University in Indiana. She will be joining Bianca to begin her studies in this next season of life. To add to our decision making process regarding a California visit, Taylor moved up their start date for fall classes which shortened our window of opportunity for travel. This trip will require a quarantine period in the U.S as well, but it will allow us to return to Europe and complete yet another quarantine period here in Germany in time for Steve to fulfill a number of ministry commitments on the calendar and for Dawn to return to her work with Black Forest Academy.

On a very positive note, things here in Europe are opening up even more allowing us to continue the work we were brought here to do! We are moving forward with a city wide evangelistic outreach in Slovanski Brod Croatia, an advance trip to see our partners in Albania and smaller outreach events here in this region of Germany. We had a back yard event here in Germany just last weekend with a small group of 25 people in attendance, some of whom were hearing the true Gospel message for the first time. As usual, we used a musical platform to deliver truth through song introductions, lyrical content, short testimonies, provocative questions and in the end, sharing about Jesus straight and clear. Our calendar is filling up quickly with many believers wanting to host events such as these. They understand that even though we are living in a challenging time, these same challenges create amazing opportunities to speak into the lives of people who need The Lord! This is not a time to retreat but to move forward with boldness, humility, safety, patience and perseverance!

So how can you show our BFA graduate Sofia some love?

1) Send her a card or letter to encourage and congratulate her.

2) Send her a Target Gift Card, Wal Mart Gift Card or a Pre-Paid Visa Card to help her with setting up her dorm room at Taylor University and to help towards tuition.

If you are led to do either of those things, you can mail those to:
Sofia Liberti c/o Christine Jackson
108 Paine Court
Folsom, California 95630

OR…

3) Go to www.target.com and click on “Registry”. Enter Sofia Liberti in the appropriate spaces to see her list of items she needs for her dorm room. Check out and the item will automatically be shipped to Taylor University in her name.

Thank you for considering a card, letter or gift for Sofia!

As always, we are grateful for your friendship, partnership, love, care and support!

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia 


Here is a photo from a small, casual back yard party we had last Saturday in a neighboring village here in Germany called Riedlingen. There were about 25 people who enjoyed some grilled wurst, music and heard truth (in German) about a life lived following Jesus Christ. The host of this party will have on-going conversations with these folks about issues of faith as their relationships grow.
What’s New?

 

Things are opening up here in Europe.

The latest example is that all the borders between European Union countries are now open. This is called The “Schengen Zone” which is comprised of 26 European countries.

This is significant because this will allow us to drive to countries where we are planning for ministry or already have plans in place. Countries where we work outside the EU, should come open soon as well. This also means that flights will resume and increase to more places here in Europe and our ministry focus in The Balkans in the near future. All of this is very encouraging to us as we have come through an extended period of being locked out of the places where we typically minister. That said, we have smaller evangelistic outreach events planned in this region of Europe in the coming weeks as well as larger campaigns in the fall in Croatia and Albania. Praise God and may He direct our steps and provide discernment to move forward with wisdom.

Please pray:
We need God’s wisdom and discernment more than ever! We are at place where we have many short term challenges and big decisions to make. Pray that God would bring clarity and that our decisions would align with His will.

As always, we are grateful for your love, care, friendship and support! Thank you for your faithful partnership in supporting the work God has called us to in serving local churches, church planters and other ministry partners, in helping them become equipped, mobilized, make disciples and to grow and multiply.

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Liberti Family Update-June 2020

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Congratulations to our graduate Sofia! She finished her high school career at The Black Forest Academy here in Germany on June 12. She is a member of The National Honors Society, graduated with Honors and was presented with The Philemon Evangelical Award. Next stop, Taylor University in Indiana with Bianca! We are so proud of her!

We mailed out Graduation announcements to many of you. They should arrive soon if not already. If you would like to send Sofia a card offering your congratulations, you can mail it to:
Sofia Liberti
c/o Christine Jackson
108 Paine Court
Folsom, California 95630

What’s New?

Things are opening up here in Europe.
The latest example is that all the borders between European Union countries are now open. This is called The “Schengen Zone” which is comprised of 26 European countries. 

This is significant because this will allow us to drive to countries where we are planning for ministry or already have plans in place. Countries where we work outside the EU, should come open soon as well. This also means that flights will resume and increase to more places here in Europe and our ministry focus in The Balkans in the near future. All of this is very encouraging to us as we have come through an extended period of being locked out of the places where we typically minister. That said, we have smaller evangelistic outreach events planned in this region of Europe in the coming weeks as well as larger campaigns in the fall in Croatia and Albania. Praise God and may He direct our steps and provide discernment to move forward with wisdom. 

Family Trip to California…
We are still in a process of trying to discern if we will be able to come to California this summer. It’s a complicated and difficult decision with potential quarantining upon our arrival, possible Visa issues upon a return to Germany, limited accessibility to people and family members etc.  If we are unable to come to California this summer, obviously the Grad party for Sofia and the family gathering we have been talking about for Saturday August 1st will be cancelled. We will give an update soon but please pray for us! If you would like to know more details about our journey in there midst of the global pandemic and how we are adjusting and innovating, here is a report.

Covid-19 Liberti Family Ministry Report

Spring/Summer Newsletter:
Here is our current newsletter that can be viewed on-line. Enjoy!

Liberti Spring Newsletter 2020

Please pray:
We need God’s wisdom and discernment more than ever! We are at place where we have many short term challenges and big decisions to make. Pray that God would bring clarity and that our decisions would align with His will.

As always, we are grateful for your love, care, friendship and support! Thank you for your faithful partnership in supporting the work God has called us to in serving local churches, church planters and other ministry partners, in helping them become equipped, mobilized, make disciples and to grow and multiply.

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

South Africa-Croatia-Prayer Requests and Family Needs

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Dawn Returns to South Africa!

Dawn returns to Paarl South Africa, February 10-23, with an 11 person team with Proclaim. Paarl is about an hour outside Cape Town.  Proclaim will once again be partnering with a local ministry called Monte Cristo. This is an organization dedicated to working in the townships (some would call them slums) among those living in deep poverty and exposed to broken social conditions including gang & drug problems and rampant crime.  Monte Cristo provides meals for thousands of young people and provides resources for families and “at risk” youth. The team will be working with youth and adults teaching “life skills” such as Bible, English language, cooking, sewing, art, computers etc. Dawn’s specific role will be to teach sewing. These are practical skills that can make a big difference in the lives of chronically under resourced people. It also presents an opportunity to interact with people, encourage them and engage in spiritual conversations about faith in God. We are so grateful to be able to come alongside Monte Cristo to love and serve marginalized people and partner with them in reaching the lost for Jesus Christ!
Steve Headed to Croatia for The “Ima Nade” Missions Conference Feb. 20-22
Ima Nade in the Croatian language translates to “There Is Hope”. It also happens to be the name of the Croatian ministry center of our mission Proclaim International. Ima Nade organizes this annual conference where pastors and other church leaders come from all over The Balkans to gather and fellowship. There will be people coming from Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo. It will be a time of vision casting, mutual encouragement, corporate prayer, spiritual renewal and an opportunity to hear how God is working in all corners of The Balkan countries. Since Steve’s focus is The Balkan countries, it is also an excellent opportunity to network and seek Holy Spirit led connections and ministry opportunities. One of the main speakers at the conference will Dr. Tim Savage, a founding members of The Gospel Coalition. Steve will be in Croatia from Feb. 20-25. 

Prayer Requests
Please pray for Steve’s mother Mary. We have requested prayer for Mary pretty consistently in the past but she has struggled more as of late. Please pray that God would give her some level of consistency in her health and the way she feels. As always and more importantly, please pray for her salvation.

Please pray for a man Steve had an opportunity to witness to while in Vlore Albania last fall. We have heard that he has continued to go to the local church we were working with. Pray that he will continue to grow and become a passionate and productive follower of Jesus Christ.

Family Needs
We are planning a short trip to California this summer and there are a couple of things we are asking our community to be on the lookout for…

Bianca & Sofia have been saving their nickels and are looking to purchase a solid used vehicle. They will have a budget of about a $5,000-$6,000. If you or anyone knows of a dependable small or mid sized car that we should consider, we would be very grateful. They are planning on taking the car back to Indiana where they will both be attending Taylor University. They will also be looking to borrow a vehicle before a car for purchase may come available.

Bianca and Sofia are also looking for summer jobs. They need to earn resources to help pay for university. If you know of an opportunity for them, please let us know. They will be in California this summer for two months from about June 25 – August 25.

Lastly, Sofia will be needing hours behind the wheel to prepare for her California Drivers License. Since she will be there a full month before Dawn and I arrive, it would be good for her to be able to get some driving time with another adult before Dawn and I arrive.  A trip to the store or an errand in town would be perfect! If you are so inclined to help out in this way, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Here are Bianca and Sofia’s E-mail addresses if you hear of anything…

Bianca: bnliberti@att.net
Sofia: srliberti@gmail.com

We continue to be grateful for each of you who pray for our family and love & support us in this Kingdom building work!!
With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

 

Some of What’s Next?

  • February 10-23 – Dawn on mission with Proclaim in South Africa
  • February 20-25 –Ima Nade Missions Conference in Croatia
  • March – Ministry Development in Albania/Macedonia
  • April 23-26– Partnership with Chrischona Theological Seminary in Switzerland
  • May 28-June 7 – Croatia – New Church dedication, celebration and outreach in Mačkovac
More Ongoing:
  • Local, regional and international Ministry planning and development
  • Drum Circle Outreach with Refugees
  • Serving in our local German Church G5 meineKirche
  • Meetings with national believers for on-going recruitment efforts
  • Dawn’s continued work in the Finance office at The Black Forest Academy
  • Evangelistic Outreach Program Development with Team Germany

How Good And Pleasant It Is…

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…When God’s people live together in unity.

 

A wonderful and encouraging meeting in Lushnje Albania (Sept. 18-21) with pastors on a recent trip for praying and planning. 

Leading a team of Kingdom workers to a country for a 3-week evangelistic campaign is a huge task filled with mountains of details to handle. If I’m being honest, I can sometimes get bogged down in those details and lose sight of the bigger picture of the “why” of what we are doing, which is of course to see people come to saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The photo above shows a meeting we attended on our recent advance trip to Albania to finalize details for a campaign planned for October 21-November 10. This was a group of six pastors (and other workers) representing six churches who are very excited to work together and help the churches they lead, gain visibility, make new contacts, build relationships and make disciples in their communities. It was very encouraging to me and my colleague Todd who attended this meeting, to see so many pastors come together and be so willing to work for a greater purpose for the Kingdom of God as a whole. Please continue to pray for these pastors, our team and for logistical details that still need to come together for this campaign.

Father God, help us to keep you and your will in the forefront of our minds and not be distracted by the things of this world. Give us focus, strength, perseverance and unity as we go about the work you have for each of us to bring you glory and make you known among the nations.
We continue to be grateful for each of you who pray for our family and love & support us in this Kingdom building work!!
With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Speaking of Unity, Please Pray for Germany

Tomorrow, October 3rd is a holiday here in Germany called” Tag der Deutschen Einheit” or Unification Day. It commemorates the anniversary in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were unified, so that for the first time since 1945, there existed a single German nation state. There are celebrations nationwide that the country has been reconciled with each other to form a unified Germany.

Please pray though, for German people to think of eternal things on this day and what is vastly more important; that they would be reconciled to God through King Jesus.

Some of What’s Next?

  • October 21-November 11 – Albania Evangelistic Campaign
  • November 13-21 – Proclaim’s International Council & Annual Gathering
  • November 28-December 15 – Danny Plett Evangelistic Tour in Germany 
  • February 20-23 – Ima Nade Missions Conference in Croatia
More Ongoing:
  • Local, regional and international Ministry planning and development
  • Drum Circle Outreach with Refugees
  • Serving in our local German Church G5 meineKirche
  • Meetings with national believers for on-going recruitment efforts
  • Dawn’s continued work in the Finance office at The Black Forest Academy
  • Evangelistic Outreach Program Development with Team Germany

 

Our Missional Calling is a Family Affair

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It’s a crazy time in life right now as a family… crazy and blessed that is. We each have Kingdom building opportunities to “GO” and be a witness to people who may not know The Lord Jesus. We recognize that these opportunities are a gift from God and we do not take them for granted.

This is not meant to be a laundry list of our personal ministry productivity. We just thought you might be willing to pray for us and that you may encouraged to hear about what is happening.

Sofia will be traveling to Chennai India during Spring Break with Black Forest Academy, March 15-23. She will be joining a team of students who will be involved in service projects in poor communities as well as visiting and serving young children in orphanages. Sofia has a heart for children and they are drawn to her. Pray that she can be used by God to love people and be a mirror to others of her strong walk with Jesus.

Bianca will be traveling to Cape Town South Africa during Spring Break with Proclaim International, March 19-April 1. She joins a Proclaim team that will use sport, specifically soccer to interact with and be an influence for Christ. This is a partnership with a local ministry called SCORE that reaches out to underprivileged and marginalized youth to help direct them away from the trappings of life in the slums in and around Paarl South Africa. Please pray that Bianca and the team can be a light for Jesus in what otherwise is a very dark place.

Dawn just returned from South Africa (Feb. 11-27)  where she was serving with a Proclaim team influencing young people in the slums using the platform of teaching life skills (as featured in last months e-mail.) She says it was a very rewarding trip and God provided a few key contacts and relationships with a several young students.

Steve just returned from a very encouraging and fruitful advance trip to Albania, Feb. 20-23. He visited and met with pastors and contacts in 5-different cities with the intention of working towards an evangelistic outreach campaign shaping up for next October and November.

We thank all of you who donated resources for Bianca and Sofia’s mission trips during Spring Break!

Most importantly, we thank Godfor His calling on our lives and for the amazing privilege of representing The Kingdom of God wherever He has us in the world. We have confidence that God is using you as well, right where He has you!

We continue to be grateful for each of you who pray for our family and love & support us in this Kingdom building work!!

With much love in Christ Jesus,

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Some of What’s Next…

  • March 15-23 – Sofia on mission to India with Black Forest Academy
  • March 18-April 1 – Bianca on Mission to South Africa with Proclaim International
  • March 26-28 – Partnership in France with Celebrate Recovery
  • April – Advance Ministry Development Trip to Croatia
  • April 27- May 5 – Proclaim IC Leadership Meetings
  • May 7-26 – Evangelistic Tour in Germany with Partner Danny Plett
  • June 28-July 8 – Special Ministry Team in Germany from California
  • July/August TBA – Liberti Family Visit to California
More Ongoing:
  • Local, regional and international Ministry planning and development
  • Drum Circle Outreach with Refugees
  • Serving in our local German Church G5 meineKirche
  • Meetings with national believers for on-going recruitment efforts
  • Dawn’s continued work in the Finance office at The Black Forest Academy
  • Evangelistic Outreach Program Development with Team Germany

Merry Christmas!

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“for today in the city of David, there

has been born for you a savior, who is

Christ The Lord”

Luke 2:11 NASB

This Christmas season, we reflect as a family on the past year. The short version is, we have been given much to do in God’s great Kingdom building work and God has proven Himself faithful once again!. We are blessed!

This is a time of counting our blessings, reflecting on God’s goodness & provision and looking for opportunities to inject truth and light into the lives of people God has put in our path.

The Christmas season is a great time to talk to people about hope and their relationship with God! We must be intentional about sharing the reason for the hope that is in us!!

We pray that we can all keep in the forefront of our minds, that Jesus is the reason for the season! May you enjoy this time with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our King!

Love y’all lots!!

steve, dawn, bianca and sofia

Please pray with us…

For dear friends who have recently lost loved ones.

For Dawn’s mom Marilyn and Steve’s mom Mary as they both have some chronic health challenges.

For ministry plans developing in South Central Europe/The Balkans as well as local partnerships here in Germany and the surrounding region.