We just started a new 50 at 50 campaign. All of our support raising efforts over the last two years have been person to person. The Lord has enabled us to share our story with new and old friends. So far He has built up 55% of a team of armor bears that are sending us to Europe soon.
A few days ago a German court ruled that the internet is an essential part of daily life. This ruling echoes similar decisions from courts in France and Finland. All of these rulings perfectly illustrate why eDOT finds it so important that we use technology in all its facets to share Jesus with the European people.
Truly the internet represents today’s Mars Hill (Acts 17) and the market place for ideas and philosophy. It is time that Jesus was a part of this discussion!
Turn in your Bibles with me to 2 Kings, chapter 3. (Don’t you just love to hear the thumbing of smartphone screens?) In this chapter we find that the armies of three nations – Israel, Judah, and Edom – have joined forces to fight Moab. As these armies traveled through the wilderness of Edom to get to the fight they faced a severe problem, there was no water to be found in the wilderness.
Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, turned to Elisha the Prophet to inquire of the Lord and, in 2 Kings 3:16-17, Elisha says,
‘Make this valley full of ditches.’ For thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’
His answer was for them to dig ditches! The Lord was going to bring resources from an uncommon source, we would call it a flash flood, and they had to dig ditches to be ready to capture the provision the Lord was sending. We feel like we’re in a season of digging ditches. The Lord is sending resources from uncommon places and we need to be ready to receive those resources. When they come, they’re going to come like a flood and we’ll have trouble capturing them all!
We’re believing that part of this flood will start on Friday, February 22nd, when our interview with Refuge Radio will be broadcasted at 4:30PM on KWVE 107.9 in Southern California! We’ll be posting the broadcast here on our blog and sending out email links before it airs, but please join us in covering this time in prayer!
In the last part of 2012 we attended Perspectives, a college-level class about the God’s missionary heart for the world. This was an incredible experience that we highly recommend everyone attend.
As part of the class we were required to choose an unreached peopled group somewhere in the world and write a paper that outlined a plan to reach that people. We worked together on the paper and wrote about the German Turks. A relatively new people group initially formed soon after WWII. If you would like to read this paper, it is available here.
We don’t know if this plan will ever be implemented, but we do know that our hearts ache for these people after having spent so much time researching them. One thing that wasn’t in the paper was the fact that the German Turks have heavily influenced the food of Germany and Turkish Donar Kebab restaurants seem to be Germany’s most popular fast food. When we visited Germany last year, Donar Kebab was our first meal there and it was similar to Arab shawarma or Greek gyro. It was pretty good and we look forward to more Donar Kebab in the near future!