We are now sending the second wave of exploration trips to potential new mission fields to discern where EFM and partner regions/yearly meetings will make decisions for launching new fields, based on EFM’s CAN GO Criteria. The next National EFM Luke 10 Think Tank convenes in November 2023 with plans to identify which fields EFM will make commitments towards launching. Ten teams have now explored ten different country/people group destinations on a first Luke 10 Exploration Trip. See more information here.
This next trip to Greece is leaving tomorrow and taking place between September 20-30! The team will include eight people: Kenn and Lisa Dirrim (FSW, resident missionaries in Athens), Stan Leach (EFM Executive Director), Josiah Muhr and his fiancé, Leisa Boles (NWYM), Thomas Moore (Former EFM Short-Term Missionary), and Jim and Jeanine Le Shana (NWYM).
Jim Le Shana provided these insights into this upcoming second trip to Greece.
The team will be based in Athens and from there have scheduled a variety of meetings with missionaries, refugees, and other leaders who have been working with refugees. They will be spending more time listening, with the purpose of discerning if the Lord is opening this door to start a church-planting mission field among Islamic refugees. The team plans to visit two refugee camps and anticipate other “unscheduled” interactions and times for sharing and praying and listening together. Some in this team are also in the process of discerning their own personal place/part if the Lord opens this door for EFM, too.
|The following are ways that you can be praying for this team while they are in Greece.
The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to cast out more workers into his fields.
To learn more about how you can join these trips or if you are interested in exploring missionary service, visit here.