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Travis AFB Mission Team Report and Dessert

Hello faithful prayer and financial supporters,

We are so thankful for all of your support in prayer and finances for the Travis Air Force Base Mission Team! Our team would like to share with you some of what God did on the trip. Would you join us at The Pylate’s home (2590 Oxford Street, West Linn) for Strawberry Shortcake and a time of sharing on Friday July 13th at 7:00 PM?

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming so we will make enough shortcake!


Pastor Nathan for the Travis AFB Mission Team

Travis Team in the Paper!
The Travis Air Force Base Mission Team from New Life Church came home last weekend, but not before their work and the work of the Travis Hospitality House made it into the newspaper. You can check out the article in the Fairfield, CA Daily Republic by clicking here.

The article gives a great testimony to the work of Sandy and Sue Nafziger and the ministry of the Hospitality House to airmen at Travis Air Force base. The two airmen whose stories are featured in the article became our good friends while we were there. It is so cool to see the work God is doing in changing lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Travis Air Force Base Mission Trip Report #2
The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity. On Tuesday we went over to San Francisco to visit Nate Hanson and see his ministry at San Francisco City Impact. You can check out his ministry to people in the city by clicking here. It was really neat to get to experience the work Nate does there in the adopt a building program.

We have been very busy with helping in VBS, serving food, painting at the Hospitality House, and spending time with airmen. Each night we have team devotions where we pray together and encourage each other from the scriptures. God has been faithful to answer our prayers.

Please be in prayer for our team today as this is the last day of VBS, our last day of painting, and the end of our time with the airmen. Pray for God to open doors for sharing the gospel. Pray for Mark Maricle as he speaks at the Hospitality House tonight. Pray for us to have servant hearts that loves kids, airmen, and each other.
Travis Air Force Base Mission Trip Report #1
Bruised hands, paint in the hair, sleep deprivation, home-made cookies, and lots of new friends- these are just a few of the experiences of the team from New Life Church that is serving at Travis Air Force Base and the hospitality house that reaches out to the airmen and their families.

Therefore my dear brothers, stand firm, let nothing move you, always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain (1 Cor. 15:18). This has been the theme verse for our team as we have sought to labor in the Lord's work here in California. We've worked hard setting up for VBS and then serving during the first day, we've worked hard painting at the hospitality house, we've worked hard playing volleyball with airmen (thus the bruised hands), we've worked hard at building relationships with new friends, and we've worked hard eating cookies (oh ya that was a perk). Seriously, our team is operating on a little less sleep than normal, but we are encouraged that nothing is impossible with God. We are standing firm, we are seeking to abide in Christ, we are worshiping together, and trusting the Lord to give us the strength to do well in this ministry for the glory of God. We are encouraged that our labor in the Lord is not in vain!

Please pray for us tomorrow as we will serve at VBS again and then head into San Francisco to see Nate Hanson in the Tenderloin. Pray for our hearts to be filled with the love of Christ for each other, for children, for airmen, and for the hurting of San Francisco.
Slovenia Mission Report #2
Wes and Shelly Rogers are just wrapping up their training for the English Camp ministry they are serving with in Slovenia. They are serving along side their daughter Stephanie, three college aged interns from the USA, and several Slovene team members. They will meet the Slovene members of their team this afternoon. They are very excited to have the entire team together.

They have 34 campers registered, ages 12 to 16, a huge answer to prayer for the Slovene Josiah Venture Ministry. Camp starts Saturday afternoon. Everyone is feeling well, looking forward to start of camp.

Wes says, "Thanks for your prayers and keep praying for courage, strength, humility, and wisdom. Hopefully we'll have some pictures in the next few days."
The Rogers arrive in Slovenia
Wes and Shelly Rogers have arrived in Slovenia where they are assisting their daughter, New Life Church missionary Stephanie Rogers, in running an English Camp for Slovenian youth. Below is their travel report for the first day and some things for you to pray about for them.
Just a quick note that all arrived in Slovenia just fine, humanoids and baggage. I'm the baggage..... Hot and muggy, lots of sweat. Training starts tonight in the capital city of Ljubljana and then up to the camp on Sunday morning.
Stephanie says "thank you so much" for the duct tape and the athletic stuff that the New Life Awana Clubs collected. Praise God that the camp is pretty much full with 35 Slovene youth registered, which is almost twice as many as last year. Please pray for effective training, team unity, and that we will have courage to share God's love with the campers and to build meaningful relationships.

If you'd like to see a video of what camp will be like for the Rogers and the youth attending, click here.
Mission Trip to Slovenia
Wes and Shelley Rogers will be going on a mission trip to Slovenia June 19-July 7. They will be serving in an English Camp along side of their daughter, New Life Church missionary, Stephanie Rogers. The Camp is located in the Gorenjska region of Slovenia, commonly referred to as the Julian Alps near the borders of Italy, Austria, and Slovenia. Wes says, "I’m excited to show these Slovene junior high students the love of Christ, the love of an extended family by working alongside my daughter and wife (definitely a change to normal Slovene life), and that God is real, is personal, and is ready to welcome these students into His family through the gift of His Son Jesus." Please pray for health, wisdom and discernment, and unity among the camp staff. Also, pray for the Slovene staff members who are high school/college aged believers who are shining God’s light to their generation.
Travis Air Force Base Mission Trip
On June 23-30 this team of people from New Life Church will be going on a mission trip to Travis AFB in Fairfield, California (not pictured- Cindy Sollers). We will be helping to conduct a Vacation Bible School on the base for about 200 children of military personnel. In the afternoons we will be helping to paint at a hospitality house run by Cadence International. In the evenings we will be ministering to airmen and their families who attend Bible Studies at the hospitality house.

Our team is excited to see what God will do as we pray and trust Him to use us to proclaim the gospel. The team would like you to pray for these things:
  • Unity- Ephesians 4:2-3
  • Life Transformation Colossians 3:1-10
  • Faith- James 1:5-7
  • Perseverance- Galatians 6:9-10
  • Gospel Proclamation- Colossians 4:2-6
Utah Mission Trip
Take a look at this handsome bunch! Are they models for rock gardens and fancy signage? Nope, its our IGNITE mission team (minus Sydney and John)! The team takes off for Ogden, Utah on June 22nd after finishing two Sports Camps at New Life Robinwood and New Life Wilsonville. They will be serving our friends at Alpine Church and reuniting with Scott and Melanie Creps (former New Life Church interns).

It will be a busy trip with service projects, neighborhood canvassing, H2O homeless outreach, cultural education, and what is shaping up to be the biggest Sports Camp New Life Church has ever been a part of! Please pray that the good news they are prepared to share finds welcoming hearts in Utah, and that the gospel sinks deeper into their own hearts as well. Pray that they serve Alpine well and further the local mission. Pray that young leaders would develop and that the return flight would be a launch into the mission field here at home.
Czech Republic Mission Trip
On July 3-18, Justin Schroeder and Karen Hellweg will be traveling with a small team to serve with Josiah Venture in the Czech Republic. This is the same organization that our missionary Stephanie Rogers serves with in Slovenia.

The Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) is one of the most atheistic countries in the world, as much of Christianity in Czech was repressed during the largely communistic rule during the 1900′s. Consequently, most Czechs are exceedingly skeptical of religion and deny that there is any sort of God or spiritual world at all, and less than one third of one percent of the country professes Christianity.

Yet a new generation is rising; the youth of Czech are young men and women who have lived free from the Communist regime, and who are growing into strong and open-minded leaders. Josiah Venture seeks to invest into the lives of these individuals, and to see “a movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society.”

Justin Schroeder was asked to assemble a small team of Americans to go and help run an English Camp. These camps are great tools for ministry, as the students come to learn English but also hear about Christ and build deep relationships throughout the whole week. He will be leading a team of six young adults, hailing from both Denver and Portland.

Please pray for the team—for strength and health amidst travel and spiritual warfare, as well as God’s leading in the lives of each individual. Pray for our English Camp, that He would use it to bear much fruit, both this summer and into the future. Pray that He would continue to do a mighty work in the students and future leaders of the Czech Republic.