For years, Kristine and I have felt God's call into full-time ministry. We have been blessed to serve the Lord in a variety of ways. I worked for three years as a tech director for a mega church. Kristine had two books published and traveled around the country speaking. We have both had the opportunity to disciple and counsel people over the years.
Yet, we have known there is something more we are to do.
In 2012, God placed a call on our lives to go to Germany as missionaries. “Why Germany?” you might ask. “Haven’t they already been reached with the gospel?” Germany has a population of 82 million people but less than 2% have a personal relationship with Christ. Two of the top five “red light districts” in the world are in Germany, one in particular the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, where will be ministering, is known as “The Sinful Mile”. People are hungry for truth, for love and for hope. As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!” (Romans 10:14-15). We want to be God's hands and feet in that place, sharing His message of salvation, grace, and freedom to all who will receive it. We want to build relationships, love people who are hurting, and share the gospel with those who need to hear it.
The first step in our journey as missionaries began in March when we were accepted into World Outreach Ministries (WorldOutreach.org). This organization will act as our home office and handle all of our tax-deductible support donations, however they are not a sending agency. The second step is that we have applied to a mission organization called All Nations (capetown.allnationsworldwide.org) a missions sending organization, which is based out of Cape Town, South Africa. By faith, we will go to All Nations for one month of training in October 2016 and then be sent to Hamburg, Germany, where we will join a team of missionary/church planters for eleven months.
So what are we asking of you? More than anything, we would value your prayers for us, and those whose lives will be touched by God through us. The process of preparing for Germany has many stages but we believe God answers prayer, and are asking you to pray for safety, good health, smooth travel, opportunities to speak to churches while still here in the US, and to gain the financial support of faithful Christians who will answer God's call to this mission field with us.
Beyond your prayers, we need to raise our own support as missionaries. Our expenses for the month of October, which is training in South Africa, is $5,000 this covers plane fare, training, and living expenses. Starting in November 2016 we need $6,000 per month for living and ministry expenses in Germany. We have a very short time in which to gather those who will partner with us in this work for God in Germany.
FOR TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFTS:
1.Online Donations – www.WorldOutreach.org/donations
Select Thom & Kristine McGuire #424
(USA & International Cards accepted)
2. Mail Checks to–
World Outreach Ministries
P.O. Box B
Marietta, GA 30061
(Please designate your support/donation for Thom & Kristine McGuire #424)
Grace & Peace
Thom McGuire Kristine McGuire