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Thank you to everyone who joined us for Reach Week 2019 as we gathered to hear inspiring stories of God at work across the street and around the world. Scroll down to explore video highlights from from this amazing week and consider where God may be calling YOU!

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Guest Speakers: Jeannie Marie (Author of Across the Street & Around the World) and interview with Bill Campbell (GEM Missionary – France)

 SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Stories with John Watters and Patricia Sawo from “Across the Street and Around the World... to Africa”

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
John & Julie Clark's Story - Trusting God's Call and following Jesus across the street and around the world.

 

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS:


Jeannie Marie

Author of “Across the Street & Around the World”
Sunday, March 31
9:30am | Worship Center

Jeannie Marie is the author of Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood...and Beyond. Jeannie loves to speak on how to create relational bridges with people from other cultures and faiths, and help people and churches find their global role, and missional strategy.

Jeannie grew up as an expat, third-culture kid, in the Philippines until she came to the United States for a degree in Communications. Jeannie and her husband and four children live in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. She also knows what it's like to find your global role starting right where you live, as she worked across the street from international students, refugees, community development non-profits, and at a church mobilizing others to go to the nations. She hopes to inspire others to live an extraordinary life following Jesus into other cultures with courage, compassion and confidence.

 


Bill Campbell

Greater European Mission - France
Sunday, March 31
9:30am | Worship Center

Bill, his wife, Kristie and their five children have lived in Paris since 2010.The Lord has broken their hearts for the 13 million people of the Ile-de-France. Hopeless atheism, empty secularism, and deeply-entrenched occultism oppress and depress the people all around them. The darkness, the spiritual resistance, and the oppression are palpable there. And yet, in the midst of it all, Jesus is building His Church. A new church is started every 10 days in France. Increased unity pervades denominations and churches. Young people are coming to Christ; many of them hearing the true gospel for the first time and responding.

The Campbell’s focus with GEM is as the City Reach Leaders for Paris, leading in evangelism, discipleship multiplication, and simple-church planting.

 


John Watters
Texas/International SIL/
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Sunday, April 7
9:30am | Worship Center

John currently serves as an advisor to the Executive Director of SIL International after previously serving for 8 years as President of SIL and 8 years as Executive Director of SIL International. John is a consultant for the Ejagham Old Testament, and a researcher of African languages. His wife, Kathie, trains others both in the USA and internationally in trauma healing and oral storying. The Watters have done linguistic fieldwork and consultation in Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad. John taught linguistics at UCLA and the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.

Founded in 1934, by William Cameron Townsend, SIL (originally known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) has grown from a small summer linguistics training program with two students to a staff of over 4,800, from 84 countries. Currently SIL works alongside speakers of more than 1,700 languages in over 100 countries.

 


Patricia Sawo
Kenya – Mission Stream
Sunday, April 7
9:30am | Worship Center

Patricia “Mama Sweetie” Sawo is the author I'm Not Dying and founder of the Discover to Recover Centre - an orphanage and school for children with HIV/AIDS in Kitale, Kenya. In addition to maintaining the physical and educational needs of the 53 children under her care, Patricia provides love and hope, rooted in Biblical fundamentals. She is the recipient of the 2011 CNN Hero Award.

In 2002, Patricia was ordained as a minister, and she went on to help start ANERELA+, a network of African religious leaders living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. She began preaching about the issue regularly from the pulpit, believing that faith leaders have a responsibility to speak out. In 2005, she and her husband established the Discover to Recover Centre. It was originally intended as a place for adults to receive care. But as patients died, leaving their sons and daughters behind, it evolved into a home for children.

 

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