that everyone will hear the Gospel.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1 NIV)

Churches: one in heart, mind and purpose.

We discover

Jesus said the Father is always at work. So that we may join in, we want to find out where and how.

We share

God is at work around the world. We are thrilled when people see this, perhaps for the first time.

We involve

We delight in people taking Jesus Christ's Great Commission seriously, by going, praying or giving.

Don Prokop asks us to remember the Autumn events in Austria to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  "It’s wonderful to hear," says Don, "that the Catholic church admits that Luther was a prophet of his time that the Catholic world rejected."

One Challenge in Spain is joining national celebrations with Evangelical churches across the country. It is a significant recognition of protestant churches in Spain.

Two of Jesus' stories recorded in Luke 15 have a shepherd and a woman asking friends and neighbours to "Rejoice with me!" A lost sheep, a lost coin - how about a family together again after four months apart? We are so pleased to tell you that a family for whom we have prayed are back in their home, together.
Let's keep praying for them as they regroup, for the children as they go back to school, that they won't face a repeat year because of their absence. And, let's thank God for his answers to our prayers.

 

We are delighted to announce that Steve & Renée Grubb have moved closer to One Challenge in UK. While their main ministry focus remains member-care for One Challenge USA's missionaries across Europe, Steve & Renée have valuable ministry in Worthing, West Sussex, where they have lived for the past eight years.

Given the pressures on missionaries these days, member-care is a vital investment to support and retain precious workers. Steve & Renée also participate in developing networks of member-care people around the world.

The Grubbs love motorcycling. Britain's undulating countryside and winding roads give them much pleasure. They support, by being involved, the Christian Motorcylists Assocation (CMA) - planning several events and gatherings this summer. Please pray for CMA events and gatherings, for good numbers and strong unity.

Among those Steve and Renée have supported are two couples wanting to marry but each couple needs one visa to allow them to be together. Across the OC world visas have proved difficult to get. Please pray that these two couples will be able to marry and continue their paths towards overseas ministry.      

Work is under way to publicise the October event for Christian leaders. Given the tremendous pressures many face, One Challenge wants to help and support by arranging an event during October 2017 to allow some pastors and leaders to pause for a time when they can refresh themselves and gear up for future ministry. Do pray that the Lord will send along those he wants to benefit from this. Consider if your pastor or some other leader might like to have an invitation. Click on the link at the head of this page for full details.

Helder and Ana Favarin are rejoicing at the safe arrival of their twins, a boy and a girl, in February. They are doing well!

Hélder's studies continue after his successful trip to USA earlier.

 

For one of our One Challenge colleagues, this new year brings a focus on study.

Helder Favarin has two weeks' intensive work towards his DMin in Advanced Preaching. His wife, Ana, is expecting twins early in February; one of her best friends has arrived to give needed support at this time.