Stories from the mission field

David Small

Small, David

David Small – Jungle Discipleship School Dave Small is the leader of the Jungle Discipleship School in Burma. Dave originally comes from Canada but spent more than a decade working as a missionary in Burma and South East Asia. The Jungle Discipleship School was founded on the belief that people need a place where they can learn how to grow deeper in a true relationship with God, even if that means in the middle of a war zone. Deep in the jungle of Burma is a small discipleship school where our students come for a 10-month school year with one […]
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Mittelstädt Ciprian & Irina

Mittelstädt, Ciprian & Irina

Ciprian and Irina Mittelstädt We are a family of nine, my wife Irina 38, and our seven children Nathan eleven, Noemi ten, Jonas eight, Eric and Noah six, Luca two, and Sarah two months. I, Ciprian, was born in Romania in a nonchristian family, and by the age of fifteen, I was addicted to porn, got into drinking and at one time I even thought of taking my own life but at the age of sixteen I got to know Jesus as my Lord and savior and he changed my life completely and I’m grateful for everything He’s done in […]
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Ivan and Lucy Ovcharenko

Ovcharenko, Ivan and Lucya

Ivan and Lucya Ovcharenko We are a family from Ukraine who have dedicated our lives to serving Christ since we were married in 2003. We thank God for two wonderful sons who also follow Jesus and help us in our ministry. Since 2005 we have been part of KONTAKTMISSION and live on support. Our goal is to expand God’s kingdom through church planting, discipleship, and equipping new ministers at Kremenchuk Evangelical Seminary (link) in Ukraine. We had the great joy of planting a church in a village in central Ukraine in 2005. Since 2011, we have been involved in evangelism […]
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Jared and Elizabeth Crabtree

Crabtree, Jared & Elizabeth

Jared and Elizabeth Crabtree Hi! We’re the Crabtrees: Jared, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Ally, and Mackensley. Since March 2021, we’ve lived and served in Pforzheim, Germany. This is a city in the Southwest with 125,000 people representing over 140 different nationalities. Our vision is to plant a doctrinally sound church where people in Germany can worship together in unity regardless of their cultural background. This requires a lot of relationship-building. Any given weekday, you’ll find us leading intercultural small group Bible studies, building community through our partner church’s afterschool program for immigrant children, hosting people from all over the world, and helping […]
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Freeman and Natalie Broadwell

Broadwell, Freeman & Natalie

Freeman and Natalie Broadwell We are Freeman and Natalie Broadwell serving in Korca, Albania. I (Natalie) am originally from Missouri, and Freeman is from Tennessee which is now our home state when we visit the United States. We have been serving in many ways in the local church in Korca, but our main ministry is to high school and university students. Leading Bible studies and doing many activities with them. We are also volunteers with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), in the states it is Intervarsity. Freeman is a mechanical engineer and the last few years has started a […]
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Daniel and Rebecca Buller

Buller, Daniel & Rebecca

Daniel & Rebecca Buller Hello! We are Daniel and Rebecca Buller! We are serving to equip aspiring ministers with biblical teaching. Our vision is that by better understanding God’s word others will find their calling and become ministers of God’s word. Through KMUSA we are serving at the Bonn Bible Seminary, an evangelical theological seminary in Germany. Also, Daniel is preparing to serve at other institutions when there is an open door in the future. Early on in his studies, Daniel began to love the Old Testament and decided to concentrate on this difficult part of the Bible. He loves […]
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Missionary Recipes

German Beef Rouladen from the Crabtrees Serving in Germany

German Beef Rouladen from the Crabtrees Serving in Germany Rouladen is a classical German recipe consisting of thinly ...
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Zupfkuchen from Mary Ellis serving in Germany

Zupfkuchen from Mary Ellis serving in Germany Recently we asked our missionaries to share with us a recipe ...
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Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Mary Ellis

Recently we asked our missionaries to share with us a recipe from the country they serve in that ...
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Kürbiscremesuppe  – Pumpkin Soup

Kürbiscremesuppe Pumpkin soup is one of the classic autumn dishes of eastern Austria and is usually made with ...
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German Waffles from the Hodges

Recently we asked our missionaries to share with us a recipe from the country they serve in that ...
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Millionaire’s Shortbread from the Bales

Millionaire's Shortbread by Author Sam Merritt A sweet treat so decadently rich it's been named "Millionaire's Shortbread". Course: ...
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TALES FROM THE TRIP (stories from our tripsters)

Check-In w/ The Bales’

Check-In w/ The Bales’  Q: What has been going on in your ministry for the last 7 months? A:  7 months ago, we started our support-raising journey for our family to plant a church in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Q: What exciting ...
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GoConnect Update: Benjamin Benhardt

GoConnect Update: Benjamin Benhardt 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 ...
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GoConnect Update: Rachel Anderson

GoConnect Update: Rachel Anderson   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 ...
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GoConnect Update: Talitha Kopp

GoConnect Update: Talitha Kopp 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 ...
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Full Time Missionary Update: the Swains

Here is an update from the Swains, who have been long-term missionaries for nearly 5 years in the Republic of Ireland! If you are someone considering becoming a long-term missionary, KMUSA wants to help you with this journey! One of ...
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GoConnect Trip: Jacob & Justice Carmichael

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 ...
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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 ...
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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! ...
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Romania

Experience KM's dynamic Romania ministry through the exciting fast-paced summer activities of the believers and churches. The summer holds many opportunities to reach out to the youth in Romania and teach them about Christ.   Participate in church activities on ...
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Latvia Summer Camp

Engage with local kids and serve with a very international team on a beautiful horse camp in the middle of the forest in Latvia. This camp has all the activities one hopes for in a summer camp, plus horseback riding! ...
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Neues Leben (Germany) English Camp

This camp is held on a Bible College campus in a beautiful area of far western Germany. Use YOUR English (and do real evangelism) in a fun and exciting camp setting. Just like regular summer camp in the U.S., with ...
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Build Your Own Trip (Ireland, Germany & Belgium, for example)

You've got a chance to make this trip really count - get creative!    The great thing about our GoConnect trips is that they are completely customizable. Kontaktmission truly believes it is important for you to experience real mission work, ...
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B.A.D. Survey Trip

Explore ministries in Belgium, Austria and Deutschland (aka Germany, hence the name B.A.D.). Travel by car to many different cities in each country to learn about the history, culture, current church culture, and ministries in each location. You will have ...
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Greece

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? ...
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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 ...
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