Stories from the mission field

Marc and Laura Smith

Smith, Marc & Laura

Marc and Laura Smith Marc and Laura have been serving in Germany. Laura is an American and Marc is from Germany. Laura has been serving in Germany since 2014. Marc and Laura met in 2018 while working in the same local outreach in Freiburg, Germany. A few years later, a relationship developed and they got married, with a vision to serve and live God’s Kingdom together. Laura uses her music training to teach and lead worship, as well as to connect with and reach classical musicians. Marc studied IT and seeks to live his faith in the workplace with his […]
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Ervin Mittelmann

Mittelmann, Ervin & Mary

Ervin & Mary Mittelmann I (Ervin) grew up without knowing God despite my Jewish heritage from my father and Catholic background from my mother. Raised by deaf parents. I was a lost boy. At 19 I found Jesus and dedicated my life to Him. After this, I pursued theological studies and became passionate about seeing the lost come to Jesus. My wife Mary and I were married in 2004 and we have 2 children: Filip, 18, and Miriam, 15. I’ve been a pastor for 16 years, leading Mozaika church, which was founded, and I’m part of Slovakia’s church planting network: […]
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Phil and Jodie Mehrens

Mehrens, Phil and Jodie

Phil and Jodie Mehrens We (Phil and Jodie) have been in full time worship ministry and teaching for over 40 years. Phil is a songwriter as well. We also have been leaders in the Pastors Prayer movement. In 2023 the Lord called us to leave the located ministry and begin a new adventure ministering in Albania in the city of Elbasan along side our daughter and son-in-law (Sean and Laura Carney). We are helping with worship, communication with businesses and churches, media, maintenance and construction projects at Life Spring Church in Elbasan. We also plan to be available to travel […]
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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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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)

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Czech English-Sport Camp Trip 2024

CZECH REPUBLIC 2024 ENGLISH & SPORTS EVANGELISM CAMP Check Donation Checks should be made payable to "Kontaktmission USA" or "KMUSA" and mailed to: Kontaktmission USAP.O. Box 825Humboldt, TN 38343-0825 Very important! - Please include a note with your check indicating ...
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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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