2016 MISSION LEARNING OPPORTUNITYBack to Trip History
May Trip to ItalyThe first of three 2016 trips was David's May trip to Bobbieo Police, Italy for a Christian Sports conference. There were over 320 participants from over 40 countries across Europe and David was the sole representative of the United States. He made many new connections in ministry for HiS PRINT to partner with in the future, as well as individuals from many countries that became fast friends and brothers! David also worked closely with the group from The Balkans and met 6 believers from different cities in Croatia. This was a huge blessing and opportunity to help unite brothers and sisters serving one God!
March Trip to SisakEight team members traveled to Sisak, Croatia during March to host an "Intentional Walk" Baseball Coaches Clinic followed by a Ministry Prayer Summit for local church leaders. Janko Putric and the beautiful HiS HOUSE hosted both events, and were a tremendous blessing for everyone involved. 64 coaches attended the clinic representing 9 different countries, and we had the opportunity to share the gospel to many who didn’t know Jesus. The coaches expressed to us their love of the experience at HiS HOUSE, and appreciated the coaching skills and knowledge that they learned. At the conclusion of the clinic we were able to bless them all with gifts of donated baseball equipment.
The prayer summit was also a huge success with leaders and pastors coming from the three Baptist churches in and around Sisak. The Pastor from Fellowship Bible Church in Pearland, Texas lead the summit. We spent three days breaking down walls of opposition and began building a community of unity. We were also blessed with the opportunity to do several prayer walks around the city at the Texas Carnival site, The NEST (home of the baseball camps) and around the AWANA house in Petrinja.
Finally, we were able to spend time with the leadership of the first Croatian Little League. They visited us at HiS HOUSE to discuss their new program and asked our help in formulating their 2016 inaugural season.
Summer MLO Finally, we were blessed with 19 team members on the big summer Mission Learning Opportunity (MLO.)
In the sports ministry arena we continued with the baseball camps in Sisak and Split Croatia and in Poland. We expanded our football camps into Slovenia where we had close to 50 players participate from Slovenia and Serbia.
Our Community Ministries continued with visits to the nursing home, SOS children's orphanage, blind association, and adult special needs center. Our children's library program experienced wonderful growth and was expanded to add movie nights as well as a "Read To Me" program. We formalized our Food Pantry ministry where we were able to purchase and deliver food & supplies to 12 needy families. What a blessing it was to pray with each family when they received the items! We continued our dance camp, and our annual Texas Carnival was more popular than ever.
David Moss took a short trip into Kiev, Ukraine to investigate the possibility of conducting camps there in the future. God immediately showed him that it was not yet time, but that HiS PRINT should continue to invite the Ukrainians to Sisak to participate in our camps there.