June 13, 2009
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I am getting ready to preach at Haus Edelweiss outside Vienna, Austria.
TCM International Institute originally began as a church planting organization that evolved into a ministry that smuggled Bibles into the former Soviet Union. After the cold war ended, this ministry began training leaders and preachers, equipping them to lead, pastor and develop Christians and churches throughout Europe.
Today, TCM International Institute is the largest Bible college of its kind in Central Europe.
They currently have 751 students from Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
They have 13 satellite campuses and are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
MOST, if not all, of the students make and live on about 100 dollars a MONTH, so TCMI raises full scholarships for all of its students. I sat in on one of the classes today and listened to one of the best Bible courses I have ever heard. They bring in teachers and preachers from all over the U.S.A and the students who graduate are getting the absolute BEST INSTRUCTION possible. I heard things today that I wish I had learned while I was going to college.
A friend of mine, Tony Twist, who is a great man of prayer, leads this unique and WORLD CHANGING organization. It is operated by over 300 volunteers who come to Haus Edelweiss to cook, serve, and clean for the students and faculty. It is truly a labor of love.
We currently have two church members, Robert and Sunny Torres, working here on a FULL TIME basis. YOU should HEAR THEIR STORY.
If you EVER wanted to take two weeks and go on a short term missions trip, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO. Firstly, it’s one of the most beautiful settings in the world. About 6 miles up the road is Beethoven’s summer home, where he wrote Ode to Joy. Secondly, all you need to buy is an AIRLINE ticket. Your room and board are FREE. Thirdly, your work will enable students to be FULLY trained to take the gospel ALL over EUROPE and ASIA.
The question is……………. Can you raise the money for an airline ticket? Can you come for two weeks????? Are you willing to simply GO????? If so….. These two weeks will be LIFE CHANGING for you, for the people you serve, and for the people who will hear the gospel from the students you serve. WOW!!!! How can you NOT COME???????