USA (MNN) — Oscar Muriu is the pastor of Nairobi Chapel in Nairobi, Kenya. During Urbana ’06 he told the crowd that the United State and Europe are already countries in need of the Gospel. That statement got the attention of Greater Europe Mission, an organization that’s been proclaiming the Gospel there for years.
Greater Europe Mission’s Bill Bennett says. “They look at Europe as having kind of lost their bearings. And, they are much more conservative now that Europe and the United States, so they want to go back up there to share the Gospel.”
According to Bennett this is a definite change. “It’s the two-thirds world that is now going back to the countries that originally brought the Gospel to them.”
Bennett believes that means, “World awareness of the need in Europe and also the coming need here in America is catching. People see the spiritual darkness in Europe and are focusing on that part of the world. We welcome being able to partner with them as the come up to Europe.”
GEM says they have 300 workers in Europe today, but could fill 500 positions. Bennett says, “We have programs in youth ministry, camping, computer sciences, teaching English — just about any field that you can imagine.”
Bennett believes Europe is in a spiritual battle. He say people and prayer can make a difference. “We have a goal right now with our prayer Communique. We have about 1,000 people praying every day for Europe and we’d like to see by the end of next year more than 2,000 people praying.”