Mission to Poland
January 23, 2020
Our church family is full of life stories of transformation. A few years ago Ellie, who was a believer but was living alone as a young adult and trying to figure out life, ventured into one of our services. It was a Sunday we were launching our Love Europe initiative to send a tenth of our congregation over a year to meet the needs of our missionary partners in Europe. As the congregation stood to greet each other Ron and Nancy Kozma turned to the row behind them and said to Ellie, who they had never met, “We are leading a team to Poland, will you join us?”
That was the beginning of a transformation journey in Ellie’s life as she dove into community with a small group, went to Poland for two weeks, continued to grow, returned to Poland for a summer and now is in the process of committing to a longer term. You’ve seen Ellie around. She plays the violin occasionally on the worship team. She is actually proficient in many instruments, has an infectious love for Jesus and seemingly boundless energy as she raises support to go lead evangelistic choirs and orchestras among the youth in Poland.
As a church, we will commission Ellie for her work in February – the same Sunday that we have baptisms where many others will profess the transformation that Jesus has made in their lives. God has been at work in our community and will continue to do a wonderful work of grace in our lives and our church in the months and years to come.
Shepherd of Global Missions