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International Messengers is an evangelical, interdenominational missions organization comprised of an international staff team. We are committed to making disciples of all nations through partnering with local churches to renew, train and mobilize believers for active involvement in reaching the world for Christ.

Gypsy Ghetto

altSeveral grey, concrete apartments stand clustered on the outskirts of Kosice, Slovakia, forming a community of their own. Unlike other apartment blocks in the city, however, this complex, known as Lunik IX, has no grass underfoot and no swings or slides for the children. Instead, an abandoned Fiat draws kids and teens like a magnet. The car’s doors are ripped off, its windows are smashed, and a teenage boy hammers on the dashboard while his buddies watch and cheer. Garbage lies in heaps around the place, and many of the buildings’ windows are shattered.

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Quotes from Short-Termers

"Our missions experience has helped me have a deeper closeness to God's heart for all people. Figuring out that I was being asked to pray for a Nepali lady freed me to pray in my language and know that God knew her needs because I didn't. I feel bolder to pray for people in my church without knowing their specific needs." Verna – Nepal

"The main benefit was in the area of building relationships as opposed to being on a short-term mission and engaged in constructions. I learned how to give a good testimony. You guys have great training material for anyone going on a first time trip." Jim – Ukraine

“I have learned to trust God with all the little things and the big things. I have found Him completely trustworthy. I feel so safe with Him. I always want to do things God's way because I know that that is where the real joy of life is.” — Kathryn – Romania

“It was a great opportunity to put self aside for a period and learn to 'decrease, that Christ might increase.'" — Robert – Poland

“I learned how to put aside my plans, fears, and what I thought I needed to do what God had in store for me. I learned that sometimes, my job is to be the one in the background, supporting others through prayer. I learned that if I push God aside, he will call me back, and do everything possible to get my focus back on him. I learned how to put myself aside and serve him with a willing heart and a genuine joyful smile. I learned that God can use anyone and anything to fulfill His plans. I experienced how the Holy Spirit connects people throught him. Believers may not speak the same language, but we can still minister to each other if we're all in tune with the Spirit.” Henia – Poland

“Family English Camp has renewed my hope for the people in my life who have not yet put their trust in Jesus. The camp continues year after year to invest in nonbelievers and to share the Good News with love--some say yes to Jesus the first year, some the 8th year, and some never do. I never know who in my life will put their trust in Jesus the next time they hear the Gospel. Just like at camp, I only need to continue inviting, continue sharing, and continue loving. I also benefited from the experience of team unity. That is the kind of unity I want to see on any team or in any church I am a part of!” Sara – Poland

"I am glad to have had the opportunity to experience what I did. I left with a joyful feeling knowing that I was able to carry out an outreach like this and help plant the seed of salvation in the minds and hearts of so many people. As to my effectiveness, it is up to the Holy Spirit to continue the process of salvation. I cannot save anyone from their sins. Only Jesus could have done that. We only become failures when we think that we do the saving. Our calling is to plant the seed, pray for the people that we reached out to, and let the Lord be glorified during the process." David – Ukraine

"Every time we go out on a missions trip we come back even more excited than the previous trip. Winning souls for the Lord is more and more exciting. We would love to go again soon." Mel & Jessie – Slovakia

"I have grown closer to God. I see God's hand in so many situations and in so many people's lives. I have since become more aware of His presence back home. I am also awed by His power, love, protection, and to what ends He will go to ensure not one of His children are 'lost'. Praising Him, not just thanking Him, but praising Him has now become part of my relationship with Jesus." Deb – Poland

“My relationship with Christ always grows because I have to be more dependent on Him as I am out of my comfort zone. He never ceases to amaze me how each missions trip is unique and different from previous ones. And my life is always enriched with many new friendships.” — Mary, Poland

“This trip has reinforced in my heart that you can never go wrong showing someone that you care. You can never go wrong sharing a bit of Christ with someone everyday.” Todd – Romania

“The trip was pretty emotional for me because of my [late] wife’s previous involvement and I expected that. However, I never expected to see and feel the eagerness and thirst for the Bible that the people had. When some of the Nationals shared stories about my wife, I realized what an impact some of us and our effort has long term.” John – Poland