This photo by Bob McIntyre in Åmål, Sweden on July 4th, 2014, is one of my all-time favorites. It is worth 1,000 words in summarizing who we are and what we do in Proclaim!
First and foremost we preach Christ crucified. The members of the sponsoring churches were encouraged by our openness and boldness in declaring the clear gospel message of the cross of Christ.
Dominic Bijan (outstanding guitarist) is our German staff member. He works with Steve Liberti in Germany in our band “Soul Tattoo.” Dominic is a motivated and effective personal evangelist, and always wears a smile of joy – even when he had a toothache!
Diana and I are thankful for our calling to minister and work together as we use our gifts and lives to tell the good news.
Though the vast majority of Swedes speak English usually we are dependent on translators like Olga for communication in places where none of us speak the language.
Steve Liberti is one of our fulltime staff members who first came as a short termer. He and his family now live and minister in Germany. Steve is a great musician and a gifted evangelist.
Steve Wallace playing bass is one of hundreds of folks who have come over the years as short term workers. We can’t do ministry without them!
Of course there are BIG things not seen in this photo. Like the four churches of Åmål who worked together on the outreach.
And most importantly the hundreds who heard the good news of salvation!