December 26, 2017

Dear partners in ministry,

December is one of the most important months of the year as we look back at what God has done and look forward to another year of opportunities. Thanks to your generous financial support and faithful prayers, we have been able to continue together to impact youth across Europe through leadership conferences, visits to our network of schools and quality teacher training activities.

In 2017, we’ve been able to see God at work in our interactions with both students and teachers. We have shared these stories along the way and we anticipate even more great stories in the coming year! Our time in the US allowed us to connect with many friends (both old and new) and to share with them the opportunities we have right now to impact Europe through Christ-centered education. Together, we can see more lives impacted in the 250+ schools we serve here in Europe.

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We are so grateful for how He has used you in our lives again this year and enabled us to serve youth in Europe through the ministry of Christ-centered education.

Our objectives for 2018 include implementing an online training course in Christian Philosophy of Education and connecting Christian teachers and their students cross-culturally in biblically integrated project-based learning opportunities. We are also providing 2 new Bible courses for teacher training which will deepen many teachers’ understanding of how God’s Word can be taught through their interactions both in and out of the classroom. Of course, we also have local opportunities for ministry at church, with our neighbors and at the boys’ school where Ellie serves as a teacher’s aide.

Thank you so much for your prayers, your gifts and your friendship during this amazing year. May God bless and provide for you and make you a blessing as you serve Him. You can give online, print a donation form or read more on this website. Contact us at any time to learn more or to share your requests with us.

2017

We wish you a beautiful and blessed Christmas Season and a joyous New Year 2018 filled with opportunities to serve our Lord Jesus.

  • Please pray for Paul as he travels to visit schools in Holland and participates in the yearly meeting at the European Parliament in January.
  • Please pray for Ellie's continuing ministries at school and the boys in their daily studies and friendships.
  • Please pray development of teacher training courses and 3 regional administrator conferences in February and March.
  • Please pray for continuing financial support for this ministry.
  • We want to say a special thank you to those who helped with our extra funding needs at the end of this year and helped with the cost of replacing our vehicle!
2017

Budapest on a winter evening

Remember, you can always connect with us on our US phone, 1 239-234-4606 or by e-mail at madsen@journeyofjoy.org. Thank you!

In the Journey of Joy,
Paul, Ellie, Silas & Timothy Madsen
Serving in Europe
with RCE International and ACSI