Sorry about missing Monday again, not sure why I decided Monday was the best day to write a blog every week.
Each Monday for the next year I will be sharing some data with you all about one country that Greater Europe Mission ministers to in Europe, Asia or Africa. The data I will be getting will be from Operation World. Operation World is an evangelical Christian organization that is concerned about fulfilling the Great Commission. They have compiled information on every country in the world and I want to share it with you so you can be praying for Europe specifically. I will also be using a book put out by Greater Europe Mission called “Prayer for the Nations.” Inside the book it has a guide for each country that makes up Greater Europe. There is much more detail then I will share, but if you want a copy of the book for your own prayers please let me know and I will get you one.
Germany is one of the most powerful countries in Europe and will be the place I will call home for at least the four years once I leave. If you look at the map to where France, Germany and Switzerland intersect that is where I will be living in a small town called Kandern. Right now Germany is not only physically in the center of the EU, but they are also one of the countries trying to keep it together and bailing out the other countries which are struggling. At the same time Germany is decreasing in population and Christians. While it is still viewed as a Christian nation and God is still allowed in the schools, the Christianity in Germany is more of a tradition than a relationship. More and more people are laving the church or never even joining it in the first place since from what I understand tithing is a state-mandated thing if you are a member of the church. On a positive note the Evangelical population is increasing at the same rate that non-evangelicals are decreasing, but Evangelicals still make up only a small percentage (2.1%).
Please pray for:
All of the missions agencies headquarters located in Kandern for their organization to be raising up disciples.
For my future co-workers to use their gifts and talents in and out of the office for the glory of God.
For German believers to start new non-state run churches and reach out to their fellow Germans.