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Nico and his wife Natacha are both missionaries and share the same passion in making Christ known beyond borders.
Nico: For over 25 years God gave me the opportunity to serve as a pastor, hospital chaplain and military chaplain in the French Navy and in other parts of the world.
Natacha: After having worked for 13 years with Wycliffe Bible translators in the USA, Central Asia and other countries, the Lord gave me the opportunity for seven years to equip women in their faith by recording many Christian TV programs.
We have lived in different countries and experienced different cultures as well as different Christian denominations and church settings. Those experiences have enriched and equipped us tremendously to serve internationals from any background.
As a couple, we know that God calls us to join our experiences in international settings and we are excited to offer this International Christian Fellowship, for English speakers, in unity with the local christian churches.
Natacha: God used my dual upbringing – enforced atheism in the former Soviet Union and my Muslim background – to give me a better understanding for International Ministry.
After having taught English in a State University in Central Asia, the Lord called me to work for many years with Wycliffe Bible Translators and in women’s ministry with People International: discipleship training through many TV programs as well as in person.
Christ drew me to Himself through missionaries. Having received His grace abundantly myself, my desire is to extend that same grace to others.
Our vision with International Ministry is beyond ministering to people, who have moved from other countries to Germany, for work or study or seeking shelter from war. We see in those people “on the move”, some of the most strategic “Good Newscasters” for the times to come.
Here is an example: a fast growing number of middle eastern refugees, studying in English in Northern Germany. Just imagine the impact a converted soul can have on their own people! It is far beyond what we could ever do in their respective countries.
And there are many more immigrants from different countries in Germany. This creates a unique opportunity for us to evangelize and disciple these internationals, providing spiritual shelter and spiritual food through Bible studies and fellowship in English.
As a couple, we know that God calls us to join our experiences in international settings and we are passionate about beginning this evangelism effort this Fall, God willing, in unity with the local christian churches.