Traditional family meals eaten while seated on the floor.
At sunset ,villagers gathered in a field to watch.
Southern Baptist volunteer Journeymen daily tucked water into our camp.
Bed bugs joined us every evening while we slept on a villager’s floor. Not pictured are the chickens, small pigs and goats sharing our space, to keep them safe during the night..
Our teams were flown into surrounding villages of Tirana, capital of Albania. Each passenger, generator, film projector, screen, and backpacks were weighed to correctly balance the helicopter flight. Backpacks contained 3 small quart sized bags of rice to give to a family who might show us hospitality for a night. The pilot would land in a farmer's field, drop us off with Jesus film supplies and then the helicopter returned to home base in Elbasan. [Mother Teresa's hometown.] We were on our own for the next 3 days: no food, no change of clothes, no clean water. Our assignment was travel to 3 different villages and show the Jesus film. In mountainous Albania, each village was a distance of 7 hours hike.
Fishermen's Mission presentation
Wallace Larson, Sr. presenting
Project included painting and lite construction help.
In England a mere 5% engage with a local church. We partnered with West Road Church (Bury St .Edmunds) and worked to build relationships through 'coffee & conversation' mornings, a Faith & Work event, family outreach and an open-air church service with 650+ participants. We provided physical improvements to the church building through painting, community room re-design and conducted discussions with church leadership regarding communications strategy, multi-site church models and other local church challenges.
Chanel Acton with family
Saturday morning community outreach breakfast
Jeanie Poe, Marilyn Roelse, Terri Lander, Marcia Larson, Dawn Lonsdale, Leslie Larson & Margaret Larson comprised the MGF team.
"Mere Christianity" translated into German, a take-away gift for guests at the pancake breakfast.
Malta is a tiny island off the toe boot of Italy.
Missionaries serving where St. Paul once shipwrecked.
The new church plant is renting a former bar venue.
That's what's needed to feed 42 team members.
in front of our partner church in Spain.
Wallace Larson, Sr. leads a conversation around purpose, faith and vocation.