Europe
List of Europe Missionaries

East European and Eurasia Bible Fund

Since 1962, BIMI has been taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ BACK to Europe. There are currently BIMI missionaries working in 20 European countries planting churches, training national pastors and workers through Bible institutes and colleges, helping orphaned and abandoned children and establishing an independent Baptist presence that will continue for generations to come.

Europe, the world's third most populous continent after Asia and Africa, has over 731 million souls, most of whom are in spiritual darkness. This is an interesting fact considering the rich history of the continent.

Western civilization was born in Europe; so much of our American culture has its roots in European culture. When we think of Europe, we think of the following:

1. Great conquerors like Alexander the Great, the Caesars of Rome, Napoleon or Hitler
2. The Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Inquisition and the sacrifice of thousands of martyrs
3. Centuries of conflict, war, political intrigue and conspiracy
4. Royal dynasties and alliances
5. Art, science and exploration—names like, Michelangelo, Galileo, Cortez, Pizarro, Columbus, Magellan, and Ponce de Leon

We also think of the SPIRTUAL heritage Europe has given the world:

1. A strong separatist heritage: groups like the Waldenses, Lollards and Anabaptists, with leaders like Zwingli, Calvin, Savonarola, Huss, Wycliffe and Spurgeon
2. The fires of reformation burned across the continent—Martin Luther and others fought for soul liberty and the primacy of the Word of God.
3. At one time Europe was the very center of missions' fervor—men like David Livingstone, William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Count von Zinzendorf and organizations like the London Missionary Society and the China Inland Mission.

Tragically, the Europe of today bears little resemblance to those former years. Throughout the continent, secularism and humanism have become the new authorities. The Word of God is largely forgotten. In our day Europe is a place of apostasy, apathy and even antipathy to all things truly Christian. It is a climate of materialism, hedonism and immorality. There is superstition, often even religion —but no true connection with the God of the Bible.

However, a light shines brightest in a dark place! With all the challenges, Europe is a place of great and unprecedented OPPORTUNITY.

Europe is unbelievably diverse. There are great metropolitan centers like London, Paris, Rome, Berlin or Moscow filled with fine art and world famous universities. There are also vast rural and agricultural areas with thousands of small villages and farmers still using horses or oxen. Because of this diversity, there is a place of service for EVERYONE! There is a people group where ANY missionary would fit.

What is needed to reach Europe with the light of the Gospel?
1. Those with a heart for God and the millions of lost souls groping in darkness
2. Those firmly settled on the Call of God in their lives
3. Those willing to learn, work and adapt
4. Those with integrity and character, a holy stubbornness that refuses to quit
5. Those to whom "full surrender" to the Lord seems the only reasonable way to live

731 million souls wait for someone to tell them the blessed Gospel story

MAYBE YOU?



   EUROPE DIRECTOR
   Edward & Carole Hembree

   ASSOCIATE - RUSSIA
   Mrs Judith Skates

   AUSTRIA
   Todd A & Kimberly Lapato

   BELARUS
   Joshua P & Jamie Polivka

   CROATIA
   Ashley E Pintar

   ENGLAND
   Joshua P & Melissa Booth
   Reta Burns
   Graham Scott & Melinda Forbes
   R Matt & Amanda Green
   Marcia Kittleson
   James D & Andrea Mansfield
   Jack A & Doretha Moorman
   Glenn C & Charlotte Palmer
   Glenn & Janet Pizor
   Ryan & Elisabeth Strother

   ESTONIA
   Robert B & Angela Willoughby
   Ronald M & Rachel Winkler II

   FRANCE
   Carey & Susan Abbett
   Daniel & Janice Flowers

   GERMANY
   Kevin & Stacy Byers
   Daniel & Patricia Dubbe
   Walter & Thrasilla Hornung

   GREECE
   Michael & Joanna DeLuca III

   MOLDOVA
   David D & Stephanie Gross

   NORTHERN IRELAND
   Edward & Barbara Joan Bissett

   REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
   Michael & Barbara Hinson
   Barbara J Sutton

   REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
   Daniel & Elizabeth Canavan
   Stephen & Katherine Finley
   Jerome & Michelle Pittman
   Donald & Anna Thatcher II
   Robert & Kathi Zemeski

   ROMANIA
   Marguerite Gentry
   Daniel & Judith Irvin
   Brian & Lynette Nibbe
   Brian (BJ) Nibbe Jr
   Tim & Debra Tyler

   RUSSIA
   C Duane & Bonnie Hearron II
   Donald J & Ruth Ossewaarde
   David P & Dee Dee Sterling
   Adam & Angela Young

   SCOTLAND
   Arvin & Marsha Devers III
   Michael & Krystal Goosman
   Dennis & Mary Snelson

   SPAIN
   Justin & Grace Hayes
   Michael & Jennifer Helton
   Julio & Andrea Velasquez

   UKRAINE
   Anthony R & Dawn Hess
   Matthew & Johanna Hudson
   Polly Irvin
   Sarah Sager
   John & Dawn Spillman
   Robert W & Judy Van Sant

Europe Director
Ed & Carole Hembree

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He can be contacted through the BIMI office
(423) 344-5050.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014