THOSE WHO HAVE A HEART FOR EUROPE
|Tom Miller, Executive Director Momentum Europe
Linda Miller, Prayer Coordinator Momentum Europe
In 1977 the Lord put Europe on our heart. We served their briefly in 1978 on our way to Africa, and then 13 years later we moved back to Europe – this time with four kids – to work as part of Cru’s International Vice-Presidents team. Along the way, we had a wide variety of ministry experiences, so that when we were invited to help launch Momentum Europe in 2005 it seemed like an opportunity that the Lord had been preparing for us, for nearly 30 years. We love the opportunity to help connect people to the Great Commission and Momentum Europe is a great way to do that.
|Ron and Betsy Martin, Momentum Europe Board Member
CEO Mission Federal Credit Union(Retired)
Like many others, our connection with Europe begins with family. Ron’s mother immigrated to the US from Germany as a young girl in the early 1920’s. Stories of post WW I life communicated through my mother and German speaking grandmother left colorful, dramatic and lasting impressions of this foreign land. Fascination for a land, however, became a love for the German people when personal faith in Christ transformed my world view. Today the life-changing message of freedom proclaimed by Martin Luther and other Christian reformers has largely been exchanged for ‘religions’ as much of the European continent has moved to a post-modern rejection of the gospel truth.
Momentum Europe introduced Betsy and I to a network of like-minded individuals with the desire to see God’s spirit ignite culturally-relevant spiritual movements within Europe and Russia. With the backdrop of social unrest and economic turmoil that dominates today’s news, many European citizens are showing new hunger for a meaningful personal encounter with a loving God. Being involved with the front lines of Momentum Europe reinforces for us the love of God is inseparable from the love of neighbor (here or abroad). You can read elsewhere on the website the tangible ways that Impact Projects are being used as Kingdom building initiatives.
My introduction to Momentum Europe came as a result of a strong ministry relationship. Because I believe God first and foremost calls us to relationship, when George and Linda Selden said they were now working in ME and asked me to come along, I did. Since that time I have traveled with ME and have been able to meet staff throughout Europe. They have captured my heart; as well as encouraging and inspiring my involvement.
|Daniel Anderson, Director of Mobilization, Valley Church
Connie Anderson, Executive Coach / Consultant, visionDNA LLC
Des Moines, Iowa
When we were introduced to Momentum Europe, this fulfilled our desire to be active in a ministry that was bigger than us . . . something we could have a passion for. With both having European descent, business backgrounds, and our love of traveling and engaging with different cultures, this seemed to be a natural fit. We love sharing our faith and discussing how we can impact others in our work environment. We are all called to work “for food that endures for eternal life”. Momentum Europe allows us to build and impact relationships and we are loving it!
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U.S. Staff Team
Tom Miller, Executive Director
Linda Miller, Prayer Coordinator
Linda Selden, Field Team Representative
Avni and Maklen Menalla, Assistant Development Coordinator, Eastern Europe
Diane Anuszkiewicz, Office Administrator
Bruce Oban, Financial Administrator
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