Proclaim!-Peru’s La Taba mime ministry worked in Greece alongside an organization Proclaim! has partnered with on several occasions.
We Triple Teamed the Junin region of Peru — a new area for our Proclaim!-Peru Director Rino Beretta who organized and led the evangelism teams.
If you Google the 15 best things to do in Junin Province you will see 15 things these teams did not do! But all the teams agreed that it was a fantastic experience and a very worthwhile investment. These small churches put so much into it and were so appreciative of the partnership. They were rewarded with new believers and interested contacts, and were eager to meet the challenge of more effectively reaching unbelievers.
Proclaim! Germany headed up an ambitious project in Hungary partnering with a local church that has a heart for reaching Roma (Gypsy) villages. Read more
God is at work in places you won’t really hear about on our website. Proclaim has the privilege of continuing to do ministry where biblical churches are illegal, public evangelism is forbidden, and Christians are punished for their belief. But God is still opening doors for meeting felt needs, developing contacts and deep relationships, and even publicly giving truth and hope in unconventional ways.
It is a formidable amount of work, logistical effort, and financial expense for our ministry and for our friends in the places where we do this type of ministry. Is it worth it? Wrong question. Is HE worth it? Absolutely. We have amazing opportunities and see fruit. Please don’t forget about these places that are needy but cannot be as publicly visible.
The first question we usually get about this tour is — “Why would you go to Belarus in February — again — during one of coldest winters on record in Europe?” Sure — we would love to enjoy this beautiful country sometime in more pleasant weather. But more importantly, this timing is strategic for helping our partner ministry there in a major annual event that is significant in their connection with young people and the community.