Contact: Connie Wragge, Ministry Team Leader & President, PhotoMission, 610-793-2389
CHADDS FORD, Penn., Nov. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Four Christian photographers from PhotoMission were part of a recent missions team God sent to Belgium to encourage the growth of His church in the city of Gent. The PhotoMission team, consisting of three US members: Krista Guenin, Julie Robles, and Connie Wragge and one UK member, Ian Homer, encountered the living God in new ways through a week of rich worship experiences and ministry that included a daily outreach to Belgium residents, international students and refugees.
Upon arriving at the office of the International Community Church Gent (ICCG), the four PhotoMission members became part of a larger, Operation Mobilization Autumn Challenge team, www.om.org. Through the team's presence, their commitment to work together and their individual gifting, nine people served in a catalytic way to move the interest in the Gospel forward in the city. The team worked alongside Leo Proot, senior pastor and church planter of the ICCG. Pastor Leo led the group as team members came to more fully grasp what it means to reflect the character of Jesus and how this aspect of the Christian life becomes visible to, and in, the world.
The team served each other through daily household assignments, met for worship and Bible study and then applied what was learned on the streets of the city, in small groups held in college dormitories and during a time of worship and fellowship with refugees in a private residence.
The International Community Church Gent first began meeting in 1999 with a mission to establish a multi-cultural, city church with four sites at different locations by the year 2015. The vision of the church is to serve international people residing in Gent, offering them a community which helps them as they live beyond the borders of their homeland. The ICCG website is found at www.iccg.be.
PhotoMission is a worldwide community of Christian photographers serving Christ through their lives and their talents. This is the ministry's second missions trip, with the first one being to India in 2004. PhotoMission presently has 171 members living in 28 countries. Its website is found at www.photomission.com.