In March of 2015, we were part of the Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC) teaching team for a one-day Introduction to Biblical Counseling Seminar in Amsterdam. We had 55 people from 21 churches attending.
In November 2015, we were again part of the OIC team in Amsterdam and taught the three-day Module 1 of OIC’s four module program.
After Amsterdam, we went to Paris to teach the One-Day Intro Seminar. The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris occurred the night before we were scheduled to teach the seminar. Despite the shock of the attacks, our hosts decided that we should go ahead with the seminar. We had a small group, but enough to determine that we will continue with the full modular program.
Also in November 2015, we taught Module 1 to a group of 60 people in Syke, Germany (just south of Bremen).
Don: I started serving with OIC in May of 2014 when we accompanied Wayne and Susie on a survey trip to the Netherlands, followed by an observation trip to Word of Life Hungary. Since then, I helped Wayne teach an Intro to Biblical Counseling Seminar in Amsterdam and have been coordinating the start of a Modular program in the Netherlands, Germany and France. I’m excited to see what God is doing in Western Europe as opportunities to bring biblical counseling training to the church in Europe are also opening up in England with the possibility of other counties soon to follow.
Elizabeth: My first ministry has always been to my husband and my family. We’ve been married for 36 years and I homeschooled all ten of our children – and am still homeschooling the youngest three. Throughout the years, women would often come to me for counsel, so I sought training and was certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) in 2005. Since then, I have counseled both formally and informally as occasions arise and serve as a support to my husband as we frequently minister together.