July-August Ministry Update 2015

Greetings from Amsterdam,

It’s exciting to be able to share two God-moving stories in this update.

New Pastors

We have welcomed Corey O’Grady and Chris Kuykendall to Amsterdam50. These young men are on-fire for God and we thank the Lord for His gracious orchestration of circumstances bringing them as pastors to our ministry. Corey, Chris, their wives and children are an answer to prayer as we are continuing to move forward with God’s Kingdom work in Amsterdam.

Photo above: Prayer by Ruben and Emily (far left/ far right), representing the church leadership team, during the appointing of Kaylee & Corey and Chris (holding his youngest child; wife Cassandra was busy with the other 2 girls).

Please pray for wisdom, guidance, unity of Spirit and clarity of vision for reaching Amsterdam with the gospel. In addition, pray for both of these new families to be blessed abundantly as they settle into the city and their new roles.

John and Trudy Shepard have served Amsterdam50 for the past 3 years during which time they’ve been a special blessing through their lives and ministry, which brought a season of stability, peace and unity into our Body. Please pray that their transition back to Seattle, Washington next month goes smoothly.

Photo above: John leading a Q & A time as Amsterdam50 was getting to know Corey and Chris.

Rony going on mission filled with hope and faith

A good friend, Rony, who is a member of Amsterdam50 will be journeying back to Kenya on September 1st after living 8 years in Europe as a refugee. Rony’s story can be seen through a beautiful video on his website, www.kenyarony.com. He has raised the necessary funds to start life again in Kenya, where he deeply desires to be used for God’s Kingdom work.

While in Amsterdam, Rony has had a significant influence on our friend’s Fiona and her daughter Madina (see photo below) for the gospel. Please pray for Rony’s safe journey and for abundant blessing as he returns to Kenya on mission as a changed man.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

God bless you,

Email change!

With the name change of our mission agency, my email address has changed as well. From this time onward, please use linda.kitchen@reliant.org. I appreciate you taking the time to update your address book. Thank you!

Reliant is the new name for Great Commission Ministries. Our mission agency is now called Reliant: same gospel mission, new name. I’m still fully committed to the same work in Amsterdam and thank you for your support! Learn more at Reliant.org.