2015 European Trip - Highlights
2013 NOVA Singles European Tour
Acts 15:36-41 …Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” … Paul chose Silas and left … He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
This year a group of 13 disciples joyfully went to encourage and strengthen the churches in Paris, Geneva and Milan! We poured ourselves out walking, loving, sharing and evangelizing in each city. We met many disciples who have remained faithful the Lord for many years! It was encouraging to hear their stories of conversion and perseverance. We also met many who have been recently converted, proving that the fields truly are ready for harvest! It was also encouraging to see the one common standard we share from nation to nation! Our common commitment to being true disciples of Jesus Christ! Our common conviction and commitment to worship the Father in both Spirit and truth, watching closely both our life and doctrine!
It was inspiring to see the zeal of the teens in each of those cities. We got to witness the impact of NOVA’s participation in helping with the European teen camps as well as hosting European teens here!
In each city we spent an entire day focused on sharing the good news with people on the streets. We had impromptu Bible Talks in Luxemburg Park in Paris. In Geneva we shared in the city center and along Lake Geneva. In Milan we went sharing from point to point all though out the city Center. Disciples from the churches joined us as we went sharing. Many people had positive responses! One man in Geneva had recently come to faith in God and didn’t know what to do with his new found faith. One man in Milan immediately accepted an invitation to sit down and study the Bible. The disciples were helped and encouraged by our initiative to share boldly and offer the gospel to many! One sister prayed “Thank you, God, that these disciples have come to help us evangelize our country and not just to tour Paris!”
It was a great joy to be able to strengthen and encourage these disciples in our common faith!
The need is great! So many more need to have an opportunity to respond to the message!
Let’s all ring out the message in our current “mission field”, Northern Virginia!
With love, Chad and Mara Winchell