Sunday, December 30, 2012

Morning Dawns in Cambodia (1 of 4)

By Andreas Mehrguth
Director, e3 Legacy

December 2012

The team rose early this morning and excitement was in the air.  Last night we had our opening celebration and our team has grown.  We are now over 70 strong.  Our team of 21 doubled on Saturday when we were joined by our translators.  Then last night we added over 30 national believers who will be going out with us daily.  Our national pastors and the national believers have been very supportive and are anxious to see the strategy come together.  Well, a few of them have some doubts, but we are confident that God is going to reveal His power. 

The vans rolled out this morning starting at 8:45.  We are working in 7 different sites, and in the coming days I will try and send stories regarding the great things that God has done.  I am leaving now to go and visit all of the sites, but I want you to know that we are all healthy and strong.  Please continue to pray that we would walk in the way that God has prepared for us and that we give Him the glory for all that he has done.

Som Break Eng Bro Tean Por from Kampuchia,

Andreas (for the entire team)

• Learn more about e3 Legacy HERE.
• Ready to GO on mission?  Find upcoming e3 Legacy trips HERE.
• Do you have questions?  Email Andreas HERE.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Answers To Questions About Family Mission Trips

Considering a mission trip is probably a step of faith for your family, and you likely have lots of questions.  Addressed here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

What constitutes "family" for an e3 Legacy mission trip?

e3 Legacy is committed to building mission-minded families, so whoever makes up your family, you’re welcome to join an e3 Legacy trip.  These multi-generational trips often include an entire family, a single person, a parent and a youth, a husband and a wife, a grandparent and a grandchild.

How do I know if my family is ready to take an international mission trip? 

First, you do not need to be spiritual giants.  Most people going on an e3 Legacy trip have never led anyone to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, let alone shared the gospel with someone.  Interestingly, most team members think that God is going to use the other people on the team, but they doubt that He can use them.  But since God is simply looking for obedient families, He takes care of filling in the gaps.   Besides, each team member has a translator and notional with them, who can help out as necessary.  If you, as a parent, desire to make a difference for Christ, and your kids are ready for an adventure, God can work through your family.  And no, there’s not necessarily an ideal time to go, mainly because it’s more about God than about your family.  If you’re waiting for your family to be “ready,” chances are you won’t ever go. 

How old do my children need to be to go on a mission trip?

No minimum age exists for participating.  Several factors, however, influence when a specific child is ready for an e3 Legacy mission trip.  Younger children are welcome to go if they can handle seven long days of in-country training and evangelism work alongside a parent, taking turns sharing the gospel with the evangecube as the parent deems appropriate.  For older youth, they work with their family in a specific village all week, but then go out each day in teams of three with their own translator and national.  To date, the youngest child to share a translator with her parent was nine years old, and the youngest child having her own translator was twelve years old.  Contact e3 LegacyDirectors Andreas and Terri Mehrguth for help in determining if your child is ready. 

For more answers to good questions, such as: 

What will be my children's role on the mission trip?  

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• What kind of training will my family receive?

• Is it really possible for my family to raise the necessary funds to go on a family mission trip?   

Read FAQ's From Families.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Building A Family Legacy

Building a Family Legacy film
What does it take to create a lasting family legacy?  How can we be more intentional about our call to build our own faith and share it with others?  What is more important than the spiritual heritage of our children?

Watch this entertaining and informative video that will answer these questions and more.

 “Creating a Family Legacy” features testimonies from families going on mission with e3 Legacy. Also addressed are some of the obstacles that families face in saying yes to going and the benefits experienced by them when they do.

Witness God working through us and around us.

e3 Legacy is committed to leading family-friendly mission trips to “equip believers to evangelize the lost to establish multiplying churches.” God designed the family unit. 

When families minister together, it profoundly impacts indigenous families, who often are hearing the Gospel for the first time.

Ready to GO?  Learn more about upcoming mission trips to Argentina, Venezuela, Vietnam, Russia, Uganda, Peru and more!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Adventure and Impact Awaits Families

 We are Called To Model

Jesus modeled godly living for those closest to Him—His disciples. He walked the talk. You, too, can model for your children how to be an ambassador for Christ. Picture your family ministering to another family across the world, only this family is destined for eternal separation from God. As part of the e3 Partners’ family of ministries, e3 Legacy offers families the opportunity to minister together internationally—the next step in creating a spiritual legacy for your family and its future generations.
e3 Partners’ church planting model, patterned after the early church in the Book of Acts, uses prayer, evangelism, and discipleship to plant multiplying churches worldwide. By providing families with tools, specifically the EvangeCube, to share their faith, families become confident communicators of Christ’s message of hope.
Where will the Lord use you in the Great Commission?
Check out the link below to a calendar featuring current e3 Legacy expeditions. Be sure to check back often as more trips are being added.
View e3 Legacy Expeditions HERE.
We'd love to answer your questions and discover how you and your family can become the hands and feet of Christ, together!  
Contact us HERE.
Photo: Terri and Andreas Mehrguth, e3 Legacy trip leaders, share the Good News to a rapt audience.