Tarkus & Autumn Mossberg
Tarkus & Autumn Mossberg, OIC Missionaries-at-Large
Representing OIC at the International Association of Biblical Counselors in Westminster, CO.
Module 1 at Higher Rock Christian Church in Manila, Philippines
December 2015, Tarkus and Autumn were the Missionary Training Conference Coordinators.
April in Paris!
Current Update on the Missionaries-at-Large Ministry
2017 marks the ending and beginning of some major milestones for these two Missionaries-at-Large. Praise be to God, we are now officially ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) Certified! And Lord willing, we will have completed our Master of Arts Degrees in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California by May 2017. The Lord has challenged, sustained, and strengthened us these past 6 years and it is only by His grace, truly, that we will graduate. Which means, the time we spent in studies can now be directed towards more ministry prospects.
Currently, there are two trips on the horizon. First, we will be traveling through France and Germany in
April/May 2017. We look forward to joining Don and Elizabeth Roy (Western European Directors) once again in Paris to help with the Module three training program. And we will be representing OIC with a booth at the T4G Reformation conference in Hamburg, Germany (http://www.evangelium21.net/en/500-jahre-reformation). While in the country, Autumn and I will also be visiting a potential OIC Adjunct Instructor, who happens to be a long-time friend, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Moreover, we will be attending TMAI’s Reformation conference in Wittenberg, Germany to continue to make new relationships for OIC and celebrate the 500 anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 thesis to the Wittenberg church door.
Lord willing, the second trip on the horizon is to El Salvador. Currently Rod and Mary Huber (Future Belize Country Directors) are in Central America visiting potential new partners in four countries for OIC. We are expecting to travel to San Salvador in October to begin Church Leadership Training (CLT) there. In the past we have been an Adjunct Instructor coming alongside Country Directors in these training programs. But these new CLT training opportunities have opened up the door for us to step into a new opportunity as well. As the Country Director of El Salvador we look forward and are committed to handling these new responsibilities including all administration with local partner churches, meeting and developing new potential partners in the local countries, and finding and preparing adjunct instructors to help in the training, with much care.
- 100% of France & Germany support goals have been met.
- Completion of the ACBC certification.
- The foundational ministry of Rod & Mary Huber in Central America.
- Strong desire for CLT in San Salvador.
- God would use the T4G and Wittenberg conferences to connect us w/people who resonate with the mission and strategic objective of OIC.
- The Lord would bless our teaching time in the Spring in such a way that the church in Europe is strengthened.
- San Salvador: financial support and preparations.
We need and appreciate your ongoing prayers for OIC in Europe and Central America.
If you would like to support our ministry in El Salvador 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.
At age 19 I joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and eventually began “discipling” other newcomers. Using “the program,” I became sober and believed in some 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.
I 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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