Thursday, June 13, 2013

2013 Mid Year UPDATE

Cathy and I wanted to take this time to give you a brief update on the ministry work we are involved in. We desire your partnership, financially and through prayer, as we continue to build present and new initiatives. The potential to set many thousands in motion for the Kingdom of God is happening and as we continue with new opportunities we know we will face obstacles so we will need your encouragement.  THANK YOU… Mark & Cathy Szymanski

1.     We continue to work with several United World Mission teams to develop partnerships that advance nationally led movements. One in particular is a mobile leadership and church planting training cooperative across 29 denominations in Cuba. The next phase will now include starting a Cuban missionary training center to send Cubans into other nations of the world. Much of this relies on developing Cuban businesses that will fund these movements.

2.     I am part of an initiative that has identified 142 unengaged Islamic groups located in Europe. We know how many live in each country but are not sure what cities or better yet what areas of the city they live in. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of diaspora peoples some who have fled their home country while others simple moved for other reasons. We do know God has brought them to a free Europe for a purpose. It would take massive amounts of money to send people physically to the country to research each group so we are working to develop a methodology using social media to identify these unreached groups. If successful a paper will be presented at a national mission conference in 2014.

3.     I will be the Conference Director for the Justice Conference, which will be help in Charlotte NC February 2014. After a successful 2013 conference where we attracted more than 500 people from five states and several countries we are taking it a step further. Every week since the conference we receive stories of how those who attended are touching lives, it’s truly amazing. After discussions with the national justice movement we will merge the strengths of each into a new model. The power of mobilizing masses of local people will be combined with the power of a national voice and group passion. This new model will be held in 20 cities across the United States on February 21-22, 2014. There is a lot of work a head so please pray. The look will change soon but for now PLEASE LIKE US on Facebook at:

4.      I have been asked to serve on MEDIC (Mercy and Economic Development International Concern’s Advisory Board. This is a honor as I have built a partnership between MEDIC and United World Mission to establish several micro banks in North India. This has opened many doors to several unreached groups who live in extreme poverty. This relationship has also grown to see church planting training in several countries in West Africa. We have over 120 banks in place and more than 5000 loans on the books.

Lastly I want to share with you that I need to grow in my business knowledge and application. Establishing self-sustaining Christian groups in countries that are very impoverished often requires economic development, business. The church grows when it is funded. It is sustainable when its own people fund it. Our challenge is to create the tools necessary for this to happen. I would love to have a mentor in this area.

The church is very alive and growing around the world. Check out our web site for the amazing stories of what God is doing at

This is your investment. This is your joy.

Mark Szymanski

Won’t you please consider joining our financial support team? You can send contributions to: United World Mission, PO Box 602002, Charlotte NC 28260-2002 and write ACCT# 11013 in the memo line. Further info about on-line giving and other programs see Thank you to our present supports that allow us to impact the many lives across the planet. Again, THANKS!

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