Madison Grohler

GoConnect Trip: Lydia Schäfer (Lydia is married to Daniel Schäfer)

Whether you’re a college student looking for a summer internship, a recent graduate not sure where God is calling you to next, or someone who knows they’re called to the mission field and have for a while but not sure where to start, a GoConnect Trip is perfect for you. Each trip is custom designed to connect you to missionaries doing effective ministry in one or more locations across Europe. As no two trips are alike here is some insight from our recent tripsters… Q: Where did you go on your GoConnect Trip? A: I went to Dresden, Germany in …

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GoConnect Trip: The Coonces

Are you someone considering a short-term mission trip or internship? Here is a recent update from the Coonces who went on a GoConnect short trip with Kontaktmission USA. For more information about how this could be you, check out gokmusa.org! Where did you go on your GoConnect Trip? A: Our trip was a little different than most, planning our visits all within Germany: landing in Frankfurt, visiting Herne, Paderborn, Peine, Braunschweig, Berlin, Wüstenrot, and Pforzheim. We planned our trip to visit two potential full-time placements, the Kontaktmission USA intern coordinator, the city where we interned in 2017, an already established healthy …

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Patient v. Passive

Patience has been defined as the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Passiveness is defined as accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance. So how do we know when we are being patient or passive when it comes to the Lord’s plan for our lives? Patience is something we all had to learn at KM during what seemed to be the worldwide quarantine of 2020. Pretty much all mission activity stopped and everything became a waiting game. We weren’t sure when we would be able …

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“Social Media” That’s no Place for a Missionary

As soon as you pick up a phone, laptop, or simply look over your friend’s shoulder as they show you a viral video, you are connected. You can log in to any social media network and connect with people who live 7 miles or 7,000 miles away just by having a username and password. So, if theoretically we are connected to everyone, why wouldn’t we use this platform to spread the message of Jesus Christ?  Hi, I’m Madison, and, along with several of the staff and missionaries, I get to serve as the creator behind a lot of the content …

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7 Questions about using Social Media as a Missionary

Q: How can I use social media as a missionary? A:  First, share the gospel! This can be bible verses or sermons you have shared!  Second, use this as a platform to connect with supporters! Share experiences you’ve had in your country, challenges or prayer requests, and lots of pictures of your work! Third, create conversations! Encourage people to ask questions about your work and respond to them either in a comment or private message! Q: What platforms should I use? A: Common platforms include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; however, you need to choose what is best for you! Figure …

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