As we were gathered last Saturday in Mulhouse for our annual WEC meeting, we learned that George Verwer had gone be with the Lord.

As Yukki was sharing the need to mobilise for mission, one of the greatest mobilisers in the History of the Church had just passed away.

Evangelist Verwer died at the age of 84, leaving behind one of the largest missionary organisations, now present in 100 countries.

I had the opportunity to listen to George preach a few times. In 2019, he asked me if I would come and see him at his home in London. What I remember from that afternoon in his living room, with a cup of tea, was his undiminished passion for the unreached peoples of the world.

He used to say, “If you won’t join OM, then join WEC!”

Timothée and Yukki Paton

PS: Please pray for our upcoming trip to Brittany at the churches of Loperhet and St-Malo.

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