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Hamtramck: Sowing/Sifting 2018

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"Last week was the best week of engagement I've had in the US. This Calvary Church team was a joy to work with. Over the course of 5 days, they shared the gospel for the first time with 120 least reached Muslim people! They prayed with even more people in the name of Jesus to bring blessing into...

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Hamtramck: Sowing/Sifting Day 5

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On our final day of engagement, a very hot & humid day, we drove to Dearborn ate a Lebanese lunch, engaged in a shop, & visited the largest mosque in the US. I've been to many mosques, but this was my first Shiite mosque & the saddest for me. Unlike most prayer services, the women in...

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Hamtramck: Sowing/Sifting Day 4

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Day 4 for Detroit Team:   Jon writes, "Today we entered mosques, not only to observe, but to engage. The ladies entered the large Yemeni mosque through the ladies entrance, a small door on the backside of the building. They said it felt like being devalued. They entered a room with 5 Yemeni...

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Hamtramck, Detroit Day 1

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Our first day engaging least reached Yemenis & Bengalis couldn't have gone  much better! God prepared many opportunities for us! As one Calvary team member said, "It's only 2 hours away, yet when we entered Hamtramck it was a whole different world! It was like we took a 20 hr flight...

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Hamtramck, Detroit Day 2

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We had another great day here in Hamtramck.  So often today we could see how God was creating divine appointments with people in need of the gospel for us.  He had clearly gone before us and prepared hearts for the words and message we would share.  We came across many people...

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Hamtramck: Sowing/Sifting Day 3

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Calvary, I've been told that this city is too hard, that people aren't receptive to hearing the gospel, that we'd be arrested for sharing in this Mslm majority city. Maybe there's another Hamtramck? I love this place! There's been so much surprise, so much gratitude for prayer and for the...

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Hamtramck Day 3 Mosque Engagement

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After 8 hours of engagement on Day 3, Zach & Jon Nuenke were still begging for more. Jon had never been to a mosque, and Zach is a real EV "tiger", so we drove to this little slice of Yemen in Detroit. It was honestly the best mosque experience I've ever had! We definitely received a lot of...

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France 2018: Family Mission Trip Introduction

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(top left to right): Aaron Lamport, Rob Teigen, Joanna Teigen, Leah Teigen , Anna Teigen  (bottom, left to right): Gwen Lamport & Mason Teigen (Not pictured but a member of the team—Gary Humphrey)  Our first family trip to France is gearing up and getting super...

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Short-Term Mission Trip Meetings

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If you have a heart for people who are struggling in our area, come to the meeting for our Grand Rapids mission trip. You will have a chance to learn about organizations in our area that are helping individuals in need, as well as gain an understanding of the best practices for coming alongside...

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Fall Mozambique 2017: A Quick Update From Team Leader Mark

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I wanted to give you the quick update I received from Team Leader Mark Kotlarczyk. He wrote, "Orientation to the village today went very well. We prayed for area churches and walked with the children. Unboxed our suitcases and such. All is well. Thanks for praying." Keep on praying for...

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