Tarkus & Autumn Mossberg, OIC Alaska Site Coordinator

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Praise be to God, we are now officially ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) Certified! We completed our Master of Arts Degrees in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California in 2017. The Lord has challenged, sustained, and strengthened us these past 6 years and it is only by His grace. Which means, the time we spent in studies can now be directed towards more ministry prospects.

We have traveled through France and Germany in April/May 2017. Together with Don and Elizabeth Roy (Western European Directors) once again in Paris we were able to help with the Module 3 training program there. We also represented OIC with a booth at the T4G Reformation conference in Hamburg, Germany. The Lord also allowed Tarkus to assist in the training in El Salvador.

Now we are excited to begin the Church Leadership Training Program in Biblical Counseling in Soldotna, Alaska.

Praises:
  • Completion of the ACBC certification.
  • The foundational ministry of Rod & Mary Huber in Central America.
  • OIC Church Leadership Training Program beginning in Soldotna, Alaska
Prayer:
  • The Lord would bless our teaching time in such a way that the church in Alaska is strengthened.
  • For our trip to Soldotna, Alaska: financial support and preparations.
We need and appreciate your ongoing prayers for OIC in Alaska.

If you would like to support our ministry in Alaska please send your gift to:

OIC P.O. Box 17566, Louisville, KY 40217

Please specify “Mossberg” in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible. OIC is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

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Tarkus’ Story

At age 19 I joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and eventually began “discipling” other newcomers. Using “the program,” I became sober and believed in som11018646_10152806264028843_7330656693240184716_ne higher being than myself, though I had yet to believe in the one true God. Even after the Lord chose me to follow Him, I still continued my “ministry” in AA hoping to influence Christians and be a light in that world. I had been indoctrinated into the AA way of thinking, which at its bare foundations contradicts God’s Word. So for 21 years I “counseled” alcoholics within AA, unaware of the dangers I was posing. Until the Lord opened my eyes March 2010 with the exposition of 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” I was yoking myself
to other unbelievers in ministry, which God clearly says cannot happen. I quickly saw my need to learn God’s standard of counseling, so I set on journey to study it by
achieving a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. Through that program, God has cultivated in me a desire to train and equip others to use His Word practically. When I realized the desperate need for biblical counseling exposure outside America, my heart was stirred. OIC was a natural fit. I am blessed to come alongside seasoned counselors and teachers to train European nationals in Biblical Counseling.

Autumn’s Story

11196237_10152955032248843_6082728781625647404_nI believe God has called me to build spiritual bridges in the lives of His children. In 2007, God started cultivating my heart for overseas missionary work while I was attending a one year discipleship program. However, I was not sure how those two would work together. In 2009, after a broken engagement, I received some biblical counsel. From this experience and the God-given desire to guide and direct others in His Word, I realized the need to become trained in wielding God’s Word to the problems and concerns of daily life. So in 2011 I started pursuing a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. When my husband and I were introduced to OIC, the call to “bridge building,” missionary work, and biblical counseling came into focus. I am blessed to come alongside my husband, in life and in ministry, taking care of the nitty gritty. I am also blessed to be provided with many opportunities to speak into the lives of women locally and abroad.

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