Makenzie Muehler
 
 
AGWM Missionary Associate  Belgium, Europe
 
Hello, my name is Makenzie Muehler.  I went on my first mission trip to Europe in August 2012.  During that trip, I fell in love with the people of Europe.   Not only that, but God also called me to Europe, giving me peace while there in knowing I would someday call it home.  It was then that I pursued internship opportunities with AGWM (Assembly of God World Missions) Missionary, Michael McNamee.  Through those internships, I felt the call over my life (to serve and love the people of Europe) confirmed and I cannot wait to finally call Europe home.
Europe is the world's least evangelized continent as well as the worlds most spiritually dark place.  People either have no knowledge of a relationship with god or they have knowledge of religion and dismiss relationship.  There is both a physical and deep spiritual poverty  across Europe.  Additionally, the current refugee crisis is creating a great need in the continent as a whole.  As a response to this need, we are committed to meet the spiritual, physical and social needs of Europe all through the local church.   
I will be serving as an AGWM M.A. for  missionary Michael McNamee and Convoy of Hope Europe.  I will be in Belgium for a two year term with the intent to renew my commitment and continue doing missions work.  I will serve in an administrative role as well as being involved with outreach, community projects and leading mission teams.
Please  join me  in prayer for
  • the refugee crisis in Europe and all those involved in the crisis and the relief efforts
  • Current community projects of convoy of hope and the staff on the field
  • the support raising process as I move toward a life on the field.
 
 
 
 

Mark and Heather McKinstry
Daughters  Ashley and Allie
 
McKinstry||SPAIN
 
 

We are Mark and Heather, international church pastors  in the greater Barcelona area of Spain. Our story began back when we were teens and God called both of us into the ministry and to the mission field in Europe. From 1993 until 2016, God led us to serve as youth, education, and missions pastors in three amazing  churches,  While gaining valuable experience and maturity, our passion for the people of Spain and Europe has increased. God has been preparing us and we are driven to love and serve the people of Spain. Our primary task will be working alongside of John and Brandi Carrano to plant an international church in Girona, Spain, just outside of Barcelona.

WHY SPAIN?

The Barcelona metro area  is a beautiful region  filled with millions of amazing people, yet they are plagued by deep wounds, relational brokenness, and spiritual disinterest. But this is changing, a new generation is emerging in Spain. Right now, there is an increasing wave of curiosity and desire for spiritual connection and transformation that many are witnessing in the flourishing  Christian faith community of Barcelona. We will  partner with the existing church and  leadership to plant a church amongst a people where there is little or no access to church in Girona, Spain. In Luke 15, Jesus spoke of leaving the 99 sheep who were safe in order to search for the one who had strayed from the fold. In Spain, the statistics are reversed and we are partnering with the one to reach the 99. With God’s help and your support, we will see lives changed.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Morgan Hamm
 
 
 
Intervarsity
 

 

Dear brothers and sisters! My name is Morgan Hamm, and I am writing to you from Stevens Point, WI. Since May, I have graduated college, gotten engaged, and – most recently – started pursuing a staff position with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. As a freshman, I was introduced to this ministry and instantly felt cared for by my peers. I also experienced radical changes in how I lived and stewarded what God gave me along the way. By growing in deeper trust and intimacy with Jesus, I came to understand the gospel and His Church as something I could directly participate in. Not only was I encouraged to invest in the mission and vision of InterVarsity, but more importantly, to surrender my personal life and bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. Over my four years as a student, InterVarsity helped train me in relational and administrative gifts I could bring to my chapter; going on staff now will give me the opportunity to expand that reach. My hope is to continue using what I learned to build relationships with my staff team (Northeastern WI area) and help coordinate the InterVarsity conferences that impacted me in previous years. Hundreds of students in this area (including Green Bay) will have the chance to encounter Christ and receive helpful resources as they continue to follow Jesus. Young men and women will be newly equipped to lead bible studies, share the gospel with others, and prioritize Jesus throughout their time in college. Not only that, but these conferences have programs that reach out specifically to non-Christians and International students, two incredibly ripe communities in the harvest for the gospel. I’m excited to enter God’s workmanship in this new way, and I truly hope as a wife, daughter, sister, and friend, I can continue growing more into the image of Christ. Your support and prayers mean the world to me!! Thank you, and peace and grace to you!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Abigail Shansky
 
 
Cru-Destino
 

This year I helped launch a ministry for Latino students through Cru on campus called Destino. Latinos are actually the largest ethnic minority group on the campus of UW-Stevens Point, but there was not much involvement from this group in our general Cru movement. So our campus decided to intentionally start reaching this group through launching the movement of Destino.

 I would like to share about one student who has been greatly impacted by her involvement in Destino. Kim, a Latina student, at the beginning of the year expressed a desire to be a part of this. First semester came and went and Kim never made it out, but by second semester, I received an out of the blue message from Kim saying, “

Hi Abby! I’d like to be a part of the Destino group. Last semester was really busy, but now I am free and would love to come! So when do you guys meet?

” I was ecstatic, and Kim started coming regularly to the weekly meetings.
After one of our Cru outreaches, she actually indicated that

she made a decision to place her trust in Christ!!!

Following that, Kim came every week to Destino and Cru, she started getting discipled by one of our Destino student leaders, Isabela, and has since been growing in her faith every day. I am so thankful that I could be a part of witnessing the Lord’s work in Kim’s life through Destino! 
So as the time of my internship was coming to a close, I was faced with the question that perhaps you also are asking—“

what’s next?” Through my time in Stevens Point, through the counsel of friends and mentors, and most importantly though lots of prayer, the Lord led me to apply for full-time staff with Cru in Destino

, and I have been ACCEPTED!!

I will have the unique opportunity of working to pioneer and launch Destino in the Upper Midwest, and will be joining a team of Destino staff working on the campuses in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My vision is to allow God to use me to reach these Latino students and to create an environment where they can be won for Christ, built up in their faith, grow in their awareness of their God given ethnicity, and be sent to the world to further make an influence for God’s kingdom. But before stepping on campus in Minneapolis, I face the challenge of raising financial support. Like many other non-profit, mission organizations, Cru workers must raise all of their financial support.

As I take this large step of faith to serve the Lord in ministry through Destino, would you “go with me” and prayerfully consider joining me as a partner in ministry by financially supporting me for $100 per month or some other amount?

Thank you for considering partnering with me, and I would love to meet with you and share in person all the Lord has done over the past couple years and all that I trust Him to do in the future in Destino. Thanks again and I look forward to talking to you!

Yours in Christ,
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Greg & Rebecca Campbell
SEA GLASS
 
MINISTRIES
 

 

 
“Can’t you do something?”   That question rings through my heart everyday now. That question was asked by a young woman from Botony Bay, Jamaica in a Sunday morning service. Young women just like her were testifying and thanking God for their salvation and stating that they were believing God for his help and provision in their lives. You see, they were poor, unmarried, uneducated women living in poverty. They had no way to provide food, clothing or education for their children. They were living without hope and looked to the only hope there is…God. 

Twenty years earlier my husband and I and two of our children found ourselves living in Botony Bay. We had answered God’s call on our life to build a church and a school in this little village. With the help and support of many people, God accomplished what he set out to do. In his love for the people of Botony Bay, he provided a way out of complete poverty. He built a school where the children could get an education and a church where they could learn of his love and worship him. 

We hadn’t seen the school or church for twenty years but never forgot our amazing time serving the people there. We decided one day that it was time to make a “little visit” back. We weren’t sure what to expect but we were excited, to say the least. Our daughter Erika and her daughter Ava decided to make the trip with us. It should be fun, right? Right!!!! Seeing our old friends and all of our students grown was more than delightful. Seeing how God had grown the school through a program called “Latin American Child Care”, almost brought us to our knees. The church seemed to be doing well too. It was in a Sunday morning service that the question was asked. “Isn’t there something you can do” was asked. Something was still missing in the lives of these precious people. 

Like all of us, we might start out strong but life takes us in directions we would never go if we knew the outcome. Sin has a way of destroying what God intends our life to be. That is what happened to these beautiful young lives and they were standing before the congregation broken and wanting to so badly to believe that God could still love them, could still help them. Yes he does and yes he can. We are the hands and feet and heart of God. He entrusts each of us to “do something”. 

I’ve spent the last five months back in Botony Bay, Jamaica. I’ve checked on ways we can facilitate further education and skill training. I met with government agencies and churches to see if there was a way that we can help pull these young lives out of poverty, set them back on their feet and see them proud and strong and fulfilling Gods purpose in their lives. My sweet husband Greg stayed back in the states and continued working to support me while I made this journey. 

And that is how Sea Glass Ministries was born. A question, a call and a vision of hope. Seaglass can be found on the beaches of Jamaica. It’s beautiful but it doesn’t start out that way. Its worthless garbage that the sea takes and after much pressure and pounding, the sea deposits beautifully shaped, smooth edged glass that sparkles and shines in the sunlight.
I believe with all my heart that that is exactly what God intends for these beautiful gems from Botony Bay. He has a plan for them. He loves them. And as he promised, he will provide for them.