The Bridge is sending it’s third mission trip team to Amsterdam on May 21-28. Our first team went in 2010 as a scout team to pray over the city and to ask for God’s leading for our church about how and where we could be used by Him to spread the good news (gospel) of His love. After miles and miles of prayer walking and observing, our team felt led to focus on the island community of Ijburg, a man-made, island suburb of Amsterdam. Not surprisingly, our missionary connection in Amsterdam then informed us that his family had already made the decision to move to Ijburg and begin the process of planting a new church on the island! Coincidence? I don’t know. As we commonly joke in our office, “I’m not sayin’. I’m just sayin’.”
Anyway…our next team will be focused on offering a “backyard Bible club” type opportunity on Ijburg. A lot of ground work has been done by our missionaries to build trust and open doors in the community. We are praying that God can use this team to further assist the efforts already being made to build good will, community, and an openness to hearing the life-changing message of God’s love for all people.
To learn a little bit more about missions in Amsterdam, go to www.theredtulip.org.