Missionaries around the world count on the teaching resources of In Touch to help them achieve their goals of reaching the lost and equipping believers. We’d like to take a minute to introduce you to a few of these dedicated laborers. Here are their stories.
Missionaries Mark and Jeanie Wodka once traveled the globe to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Now the world comes to them.
At the Space Coast Seafarers Ministry, Mark and Jeanie reach out to crew members aboard cruise and cargo ships in Cape Canaveral, the world’s second-busiest cruise port. And the In Touch Messenger is a critical tool in their ministry of hospitality. It allows them to equip growing believers from more than 80 countries with discipleship material in their heart language, while also addressing their physical needs—providing a home away from home.
Port of Call
The staff and volunteers of Space Coast Seafarers Ministry are using In Touch resources to cast a wide net, presenting the hope of Jesus to wandering ship crews.
Not by Bread Alone
Life aboard a cruise ship can be difficult for the people who work on one. For chef Isaiah Muloshi, the Messenger provides food for his spirit and soul—and now he’s feeding others.
Photo Essay: Safe Harbor
Traveling from port to port, country to country, ship crews live somewhat nomadic lives. The Seafarers Ministry provides a consistent place for them to rest—and a chance to hear the gospel.
Aleksandr is a Ukrainian living in the U.S., who often returns to his home country to share the gospel. In the middle of social and military unrest, Aleksandr is using the Messenger to bring peace, whether it’s to the blind, the displaced, or soldiers on the front lines of conflict. Recently, he helped install the LightStream at a military camp, bringing to the soldiers the comfort of Scripture.
Photo Essay: Boots on the Ground
Many times a year, In Touch Ministries sends groups around the world to distribute Messenger Lab materials, train pastors, and serve people in need. See photos from a recent trip to Ukraine.
Liudvig Minikh, who helps lead a ministry in Ukraine, has a passion to help the blind connect with Jesus Christ. To him, “the Messenger becomes their only hope.”
At a small storefront church an hour outside Amsterdam, Robert welcomes residents from a nearby refugee camp for coffee and conversation. While there, he encourages them to use their phones to connect to the LightStream, from which they can download In Touch resources in their native languages.
As an international missions director, Robert understands the plight facing these people. Many have been driven from their countries by war. He hopes that by welcoming in new friends, he can introduce them to the One who is preparing them a heavenly home, as they await new earthly homes.
The Church Alive
Read more about Robert’s outreach to refugees and how it has helped his church to “come alive” in a new way.