Our team is all smiles at what God has done! Back row L to R: Michael, Justin, Keith, Sandy, Tom, Will, Jim, Helen, Andrew, Ethan Middle row L to R: David, Diane, Michelle, Julie, David Kneeling L to R: Vaughn, Tony, Lisa, Ann, Stephanie
Just returning from Ireland and I'm almost at a loss for words. Never do I want updates/newsletters to get repetitive but sometimes I cannot help but say what I've said every other time...this trip was fabulous and God did, and is continuing to do, amazing things. I pray you all never tire of reading those words!
This was our second time in Dundalk, but the first in the area of Muirhevnamore. Our team consisted of some going on their first ever mission trip and some who were veterans at it. Together God used us to share the Gospel with 69 people, train 12 new believers, hold 8 Discovery Bible Studies, plant 1 new church and have 31 people who desired to have someone followed up with them, and there were 3 people who made a profession of faith in Christ...and we were in the field only 5 days!
Why do we do what we do?
Because we want to be following the example Jesus gave us in Luke 10:
"and He sent them two by two..." vs 1 e3 National Director Andrew Clements and Lisa
"....The Kingdom of God has come near to you." vs 9 Tony sharing with a young man on the DKIT campus
"But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' And if a son of peace is there, your peace will remain on it; if not it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give..." vs. 5-7
Team member, Michelle, after sharing the Gospel and talking to a young man who knew nothing about Jesus or the Bible, was invited back for Bible Study and dinner!
"Then the 70 returned with joy..." vs 17 Can you see the JOY on Michelle's face? This is what happens when God uses you as His ambassador and you see lives transformed by the Gospel.
Locally, we were blessed to have a Four Fields Intensive Training in May with author Ying Kai as our one of our trainers. Here we are with Ying and Grace Kai at our church in Houston.
God is so good and we are truly grateful for your financial and prayer partnership. If you have not yet become a financial partner, please pray about partnering with us to make an impact for Christ in Ireland. I am currently at about 36% of my overall goal. You may do so at:
Thankful as we look back and ahead... Once again as we close another year, we look back with praise and thanksgiving to all that God has brought into 2018 and look ahead with praise and excitement at what He has planned for us in 2019.
Lisa's New Role: This fall, Lisa was made a Senior Trip Leader and starting in January, she will be the Implementation Director for Ireland. So what does this all mean? Our plan is to be in Ireland about 3-4 times in 2019, and Tony will focus on training leaders and Lisa will take over a larger role in team development and overseeing implementation of the country strategy.
Trainings/Outreach We continued to train churches and equipped them for both local and global ministry. The opportunities that exist in Houston have us very excited as it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation and we are actively raising up teams to reach Unreached People Groups in the area.
Plans for 2019: The new year is fast approaching and will be filled with won…
Well, we are settled in Houston. The move from Tulsa went very smoothly as even our cat, Munchie, has adjusted well. Although it was difficult saying good-bye to friends and family, we know that God has wonderful things for us here in Texas and we look forward to continuing the work that He called us to so many years ago. With that said, we decided to hit the ground running and have already met with NPLHouston and church planting team members; we're looking forward to working alongside them to reach Houston for Christ. Houston is the 4th largest city in the nation and with the economy booming, an average of 200+ people move into the area every day! Also, Houston ranks highly in being on of the most ethnically diverse city in the country. There is so much opportunity here to reach the world by just stepping out our front door.
A lot is happening...As of this writing, we have our team from Canada on their way to County Mayo (Republic of Ireland) to share Jesus and serve the …
Ha'penney Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin How can you use your God-given gifts and resources to make an impact for His Kingdom? Let us introduce you to e3 Partners!https://youtu.be/xPnh2JNzKcYAll online donations given to e3 Partners today, September 13th, will be enhanced by a $100,000 pool of bonus funds, enhancing your impact! Partner with us as we work to make a local church accessible to every person in Ireland and here at home! Click on the link below to give.