How far can you get in 22 hours? Our first Peru short-term missions trip traveled more than 4,000 miles in 22 hours to arrive in Lima at 1am on Friday morning! Coming from Minneapolis and Nashville, our team of 12 arrived exhausted but excited to see what the Lord has in store for us for … Continue reading #peruvida
We are almost off to LIMA,PERU!!! Peru 2013 Team Team from Alicia Davis on Vimeo.
It's Sunday in Lima! Another gorgeous sunny day! This morning we headed to the Cultural Center in Surco (a district of 450,000 people within 17 square miles) where the community Vida en Surco ('Life in Surco') meet on Sunday mornings. Last weekend, Vida en Surco celebrated their 1 year anniversary! It was so fun spending … Continue reading A Sunday in Lima
Today was such a fabulous intro to life in Lima (city of 9 million, or 7 depending on who you talk to). This morning, we hit the fresh fruit market to grab fruit for breakfast. There were definitely fruits I had never seen, like tuna (the prickly pear) and chirimoya (which looked like a cross … Continue reading Introducing Lima
And I am Peru bound!
On Sunday, September 2, 2012, GoLife Church was launched in Gothenburg, Sweden! With nearly 100 people showing up to the Bio Capitol Theatre for the launch, it was a huge success! Thomas and Ann-Margreth Jonsson have been dreaming about reaching Gothenburg City through a new vibrant and relevant Local church for a couple of years. … Continue reading GoLife Church Launch
4 weeks from today (July 30), I will be on a plane with 23 others bound for Panama City, Panama to meet up with 26 other Minnesotans already down there! By then, so many more details will be hammered out and plans laid. That week, it will be all about implementation. We are expecting anywhere … Continue reading Counting Down…
Tonight, I will be going to our first meeting for a trip that I am helping to lead to Panama City, Panama! July 29-August 6, hundreds of us will be helping put on an Anti-Trafficking Conference for upwards of 10,000 girls in the city. Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating … Continue reading Generating $31.6 Billion USD Annually
And I'm leavin’ on a jet plane (any other closet PPM fans out there?). The day has finally arrived. Today, I am off to Dallas, TX for ARC’s AllAccess2012 (and to spend some time with one of my favorite aunts)! There is much excitement and anticipation amongst the EA team and our church planters for … Continue reading Headin’ South
These past couple of weeks have been filled with preparations for the ARC AllAccess Conference (Gateway Church, Dallas, TX), which will be at the end of March. Over 3,000 pastors and church leaders are already registered! At the conference, there will be lots of opportunities to network with tons of outstanding pastors, hear some of … Continue reading The Every Day Battle Field
These past few weeks have been so much fun and so busy! 🙂 There are so many things that go into setting up a cross-cultural church planting ministry’s office halfway around the world from where much of the on-ground action takes place. My time lately has been filled with countless conversations with supportive family and … Continue reading Development of an Office
Yes, what if for every 100 churches started in Europe, 95 of them were thriving and truly reaching their communities?! What if every European city had churches where people could feel a true sense of belonging and community, and find their value and eternal purpose in life? There’s just one missing link – resources. I … Continue reading My New Role
Over the last year and a half, I’ve gotten to serve and work at Substance Church (St. Paul, MN, USA), which in 2010 was the 21st fastest growing church in the United States. Weekly, people literally give their lives to Christ as they encounter a community of people who love Jesus and love each other. … Continue reading Why Church Planting
Since the beginning, God’s desire has been that we would experience the same kind of life on earth as in heaven, in and through our relationship with God and our relationships with one another. Jesus said in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life and life to the full.” He was talking about … Continue reading God’s Response
The continent which boasts some of the worlds most beautiful cathedrals, now is one of the spiritually darkest regions on the planet. In the past 30 years in Germany, the percentage of people who believe in God has dropped from 72% to 43%. In the Czech Republic, only 30% of people believe in God. So … Continue reading State of the Church in Europe