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New Direction

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The 6th century monastic site at Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains Ireland

We have some exciting news! As we have already said, we stepped down from e3 Team Uganda after 6 years...and now it is official...we have transitioned onto e3 Team Europe! So, where in Europe will we be serving? Our plan is to start in Ireland! Because e3 has not yet begun work in Ireland, we will be taking the vision trip in May to meet with churches and ministry leaders to develop a No Place Left (T4T) strategy. Because we are already part of a local Oklahoma No Place Left network, in which we are working together to implement T4T strategies, train churches and do outreach, we will be able to duplicate these same principles in Europe and our prayer is to lead teams to Ireland soon. Most of the time, the US and Europe get overlooked as mission fields, but as we all know, the western world is falling away from it's Christian roots...in fact, Europe pretty much already has. However, God is not…

Jesus said "go!"

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Despite the cold temperatures,  15 of us from New Life Church went door to door in the neighborhood surrounding our church using the T4T strategy.  Our four teams knocked on 56 doors, were able to share the Gospel 5 times and, praise the LORD, we have three homes that are "green lights" which means they want someone to come back for further discussion or are interested in attending/starting a home group!
 Sharing the Gospel with the Three Circles method...easy way to share and very easily reproducible.

"May we be compelled by the Gospel"

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This past week Tony was part of a panel discussion to introduce T4T strategies at the Tulsa Missions Movement.  The TMM is a Tulsa-wide, inter-demonational monthly meeting to discuss best practices in missions, mobilizing for missions and to cast a vision for the Tulsa area believers partnering together to reach, by God's power, 100 unreached people groups by the year 2040.

From left to right:  Bryan King of Cedar Ridge Christian Church in Broken Arrow OK, Mike Lehew of Foundations Church in Sapulpa OK, Tony representing e3 Partners and Jacob Bice of Memorial Baptist Church in Tulsa.

No Place Left Oklahoma

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This past Thursday evening, a group of about 16 people from various locations around Oklahoma met for dinner at a restaurant here in Tulsa. The purpose of this get together was to network, encourage and find out what God is doing around our state. Everyone there was committed to the #NoPlaceLeft movement here in Oklahoma...and what a blessing it was! In attendance were people from various walks of life: missionaries, pastors, mothers, people in job transition, blue collar workers, retirees...and each at various stages of participation in the #NoPlaceLeft movement. We were so encouraged to hear stories of the challenges and difficulties of sharing the Gospel and making disciples in the western context, but also the successes in the advancement of the Gospel. The level of commitment this small group has is wonderful! For example, one new church plant of only 8 people, have made a commitment of sharing the Gospel 250 times a month...last month, while they were very encouraged, they were…