Jon Gainer

Praying like Mr. Rogers

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk where the Apostle Paul preached and taught in Philippi and Thessaloniki? Ever think about what those cities are like now, so many years after the new churches were thriving? Unfortunately, the Christian church is in a sad state these days. The once strong and committed New Testament church is still there, but is not strong. Greece has seen many changes over the years and the church is one of the things that has been nearly lost. Now Kontaktmission missionaries are doing evangelism right where it started in the time …

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Crash Weekend

Most summer trips and internships begin in Wüstenrot, Germany, where you will spend time with our leaders at our headquarters at our annual CrashKurs (in English we usually call it the “Crash Weekend”). This extraordinary event brings people from multiple countries who are interested in mission for a time of preparation and training for your cross-cultural experience. The Crash Weekend will help prepare you for your upcoming short-term mission experiences with Kontaktmission’s leadership as well as peers also going on GoConnect trips and internships.   This weekend-long event is extremely unique because it is a cross-cultural experience itself, from the …

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Clink Clonk Trip

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Moon Trip

There can be no thought of finishing for ‘aiming for the stars.’ Both figuratively and literally, it is a task to occupy the generations. And no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning. To be the first to enter the cosmos, to engage, single-handed, in an unprecedented duel with nature—could one dream of anything more? It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I …

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