I believe God has a global vision for his body – the church. He doesn’t see countries separated by borders and politics, he doesn’t see denominations separated by traditions and rituals. I keep telling my wife one day I want a globe with no countries or borders marked on it; to see the world how God sees it.
God literally has a global vision, he sees and loves people everywhere. And he has his arms stretched out to embrace people everywhere, that come to him. The bible says that God “has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ”. All it takes is for people to hear that God is not mad at them, but wants to be their loving Father.
This is why I came to Austria, to share the gospel, and this is why I’m going to stay, although it is tough right now – to be away from family, to have nowhere to call home, to start a household again from scratch. But it’s a small price to pay for what’s ahead.
I will post another update soon, hopefully with pictures of the church, and more information about what exactly we’re doing. For now, these are my thoughts on a rainy european summer afternoon.
We’re still looking for several churches, that would like to support us monthly for the first 1-3 years. You can get all the info on the “support” page, or send me a message on facebook.
God bless, steve
(photo taken on flight from Houston-Istanbul. Quote by John R.W. Stott)