Hillside is currently supporting the following Missionaries:
Carol Magnusson with International Training Partners
David & Phyllis Enns with World Team-RBMU International in Singapore
Brenda Ziska with G.E.M.-Greater Europe Mission in Austria
John & Mel Bjorgen with Converge Worldwide-BGC in Guadalajara, Mexico
Michael & Athena Kantartjis with One Challenge in Athens, Greece
Robert & Katherine Rodgers with N.I.C.E. in Lacey, WA
Valen & Carol Straley with InterAct Ministries in Kamloops, British Columbia
As well as the following Missions:
This Week’s Missionary Focus:
ZUMBA for Everyone
ZUMBA, an interesting way to involve people in the community center in Klosterneuburg, Austria, where our missionary, Brenda Ziska, with Greater Europe Mission lives. A summer team from Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, WA, spent the summer there and there was a good response to the evangelistic outreaches that were planned. PRAY that those who visited some of their activities will come back to get to know Jesus and them better.
The Klosterneuburg Women’s Breakfast will be held this Saturday, October 14th. This is a new start to the evangelistic women’s breakfasts after having to relocate. Pray that women will be touched by God.
Teens from the children’s home were able to come to the church retreat along with the director of the home. The teens attended all the adult meetings on spiritual gifts. The kids were included in everything they did and they loved being a part of the church family. One of the wonderful things that happened was that one of the girls from the home gave a testimony about how God helped her, so Brenda had a talk with her a week later. When the girls older brother was in the home, he kept pressing her about being Muslim and her mother often sees her in a mall in the neighborhood and keeps telling her she has to wear a Burqa. As she and Brenda talked, Brenda asked her if she was a Muslim. She said, “No, I’m a Christian, like you are.” Brenda was really happy to hear how sure she was about her commitment to Jesus.
The teens at the children’s home have returned to school, others going on to new and very hard schools. Pray for them. In Austria if you want to go to college, you have to graduate from one of the harder schools. That’s where they call the teacher “Professor” and stand up when the principal comes into the classroom! When tests are taken in class, all grades are read out loud in class!! AND “D’s” are great, because at least you passed!!!
Brenda expresses her thankfulness for your prayers and support for her ministry in Austria and the Austrian people.