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    1. 1. Phillips Family Ministry Discipleship & Business Development A Vision for Poland….
    2. 2. Why Poland – Aren’t they a Christian Nation? <ul><li>Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This country is 10,000 times more needy than Papua New Guinea and over 200 times more so than Mexico in Pioneer Missionary need.¹ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a percentage of the population, there are 4 times less Evangelical Christians living in this country than in Saudi Arabia.² </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of the nearly 2500 counties in this country, 2219 have no Evangelical church of any kind within their borders.³ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within these 2219 “white spots” a total of 600 people die each day – with little or no exposure to the gospel. </li></ul></ul>¹ Where are the Pioneer Missionaries needed? By Martin Visser, Published in Evangelical Missions Quarterly; April 2004 ² Operation World; Patrick Johnstone 2001 ³ GUS (Glowny Urzad Statystyczny), Official government statistical information service.
    3. 3. Why Poland? <ul><li>20 million young, highly educated, multilingual people </li></ul><ul><li>24 million people in working age group (61% of the population) </li></ul><ul><li>Around 2 million attending higher education courses </li></ul><ul><li>Population of 750 million within a 1000 km radius </li></ul><ul><li>GDP growth twice as high as in Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 7th in top 10 global investment destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 0.24% evangelical </li></ul><ul><li>(That’s 80,000 out of 40,000,000) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our Team <ul><li>We are a family of Christ followers who have been called by God to serve him in full time ministry reaching the Polish community for Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabe – Age 34, Employed @ AT&T for 15 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Cheryl – Age 32, Household Executive for 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Alexxis – Age 10, 5 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie – Age 7, 3 rd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Payton – Age 5, Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Preston – Age 2 Months </li></ul>
    5. 5. Background…. Gabe <ul><li>15 years corporate business development and negotiation activities serving business clients in almost all industries. Working with all C-Levels, consultants, and analysts in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science in Business University of Phoenix - 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>11 years serving the body of Christ in the East Valley @ Mesa Baptist Church. Involved in Adult Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Camps, Leadership Boards, AWANA, and Short-Term Missions. (Philippines & Indonesia Earthquake Relief 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Christ as Savior & Lord in November 1986. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Background…. Cheryl <ul><li>5 years Customer Service Management background with AT&T in largest call center in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>14 years as Executive Household Director </li></ul><ul><li>Married 14 Years (7/1/94) </li></ul><ul><li>11 years serving the body of Christ in the East Valley @ Mesa Baptist Church. Involved in Adult Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Camps, Leadership Boards, AWANA, and Short-Term Missions (Philippines & Uganda) </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Christ as Savior & Lord in 1992 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Background…. Alexxis <ul><li>Alexxis: </li></ul><ul><li>Loves to teach, read, ride bikes, listen to music, hang out with friends, and be in dramatical presentations at church. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Jesus 10/02/2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Alexxis seeks your prayer for: </li></ul><ul><li>Being fully funded by December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Making new friends quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up the language quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Kids in the neighborhood to play with </li></ul><ul><li>Good teacher </li></ul>
    8. 8. Background…. Natalie <ul><li>Natalie: </li></ul><ul><li>Loves dogs, riding bikes, playing games, having sleepovers, and spending time with her friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Jesus 05/02/2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie seeks your prayer support for: </li></ul><ul><li>Being fully funded by December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Making new friends quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Safe travel to Poland </li></ul><ul><li>That she wouldn’t miss her friends in the US too much </li></ul><ul><li>That she would be a good friend </li></ul>
    9. 9. Background…. Payton <ul><li>Payton: </li></ul><ul><li>Loves to read, ride her bike, sing, play with babies, and dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Jesus 02/09/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Payton seeks your prayer support for: </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of nice new friends </li></ul><ul><li>A nice teacher in school </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to come back and visit her friends here in Arizona at our home church. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Background…. Preston <ul><li>Preston: </li></ul><ul><li>Loves to Eat & Sleep </li></ul>
    11. 11. When we get there…..
    12. 12. <ul><li>Personal Ministry Vision </li></ul><ul><li>We envision God working through the Polish business communities to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ for the glorification of his Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To make devoted and reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional and purposeful ministries. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Strategy Years 1 & 2 <ul><li>To “Make” </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Business Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Bible Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Engage Local Churches </li></ul>
    14. 14. Strategy Years 3-5 <ul><li>To “Mature” </li></ul><ul><li>Build Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Believers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipleship teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Seminars (Character & Integrity) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Value to Businesses & Individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gospel Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devotionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Groups </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Strategy Years 5+ <ul><li>To “Multiply” </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize Current and New Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Establish National Alliance of Polish Businessmen </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Womens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childrens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plug into established evangelical Church </li></ul><ul><li>Replicate and reproduce networks countrywide </li></ul><ul><li>Engage ASCP – Poland to address “White Spots” </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wins (Internal) <ul><li>22 – “ to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Compassionate, Loving, obedient, watchful, wise, and discerning” </li></ul><ul><li>23 - “ Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a partaker of it with you.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be a blessing to others and share the blessings God has rained down upon us.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 25:35-36 </li></ul><ul><li>For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>1 COR 9: 19-23 </li></ul><ul><li>19 -”For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Die each day so that Christ might work in and through us to serve others” </li></ul><ul><li>20 – “and to the Jews I became a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Become a Pole, a friend, a confidant, an encourager, a listener” </li></ul><ul><li>21 – “to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Boldness of witness, boldness in prayer, boldness in faith that others might see the reliance on Christ.” </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wins (External) <ul><li>1 Cor 2:9 </li></ul><ul><li>“ But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard. Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 18:14 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Is anything to hard for the Lord? NO!” </li></ul><ul><li>Let us not speculate how God will work, but where we see him working, jump in, grab on and rejoice at everything we see him do…….For he will exalt himself among the nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 5: 38-39 </li></ul><ul><li>“… For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” </li></ul><ul><li>What does that equal: </li></ul><ul><li>Salvations </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in the body of the local church </li></ul><ul><li>Tithing </li></ul><ul><li>New Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Restored families </li></ul><ul><li>Restored marriages </li></ul><ul><li>Restored friendships </li></ul><ul><li>YES, BUT……………………….. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Our Destination……Warsaw
    19. 19. Our Monthly Financial Need….
    20. 20. Our One Time Financial Need….
    21. 21. Our Prayer Needs… <ul><li>Please Pray the 4 F’s with us: </li></ul><ul><li>Faith – (1 Cor 9: 19-20) That we would make ourselves slaves to everyone to win as many as possible and become a “pole” to the “poles” </li></ul><ul><li>Family – (1 Tm 5:8) To take care of our family and ensure its growth and long term sustainability in Poland. </li></ul><ul><li>eFFectivness – (Phil 1:20-21) That we will exalt Christ among the nations by leading courageously, rejecting passivity, being accountable, and expecting the greater reward. </li></ul>