Friday, April 12, 2024

Missions: Europe

Gerald & Madaline Branum

Europe Missionary Resource Team

Missionaries To Europe

The Branum’s are in their 45th year as Assembly of God missionaries with assignment to the Europe Region.

Below is a brief description of our current ministry.

Europe Missionary Resource Team

This team serves the Assemblies of God World Missions Europe Regional office to resource the Europe missionary family.

Their specific role is to troubleshoot legal and visa issues that would hinder or delay the fulfillment of mission. The long term goal is to develop a team in each area of Europe to fulfill this mission.

Their role also involves research for the Europe Regional Director on topics impacting the Europe missionary family.

Mission statement:

Resource missionaries to make them more effective in reaching Europe with the message of Christ.

Vice President of TopMission - France Treasurer of Top Mission - USA

https://www.topchretien.com/letop/le-conseil-dadministration-du-top-chretien

Top Mission is the French founding partner in the https://www.jesus.net/ family of internet evangelism websites.

Mission statement:

Imagine a world with every single person having free access to the Gospel, knowing God, growing in Jesus and sharing faith easily.

Target population:

Net surfers who are seeking answers to life’s problems.

Goals:

Since 2006, 16.5 million people have indicated to them that they have prayed to accept Jesus by way of one of the 25 foreign language sites. Their short-term goal is to accelerate the development of other discipleship tools for these new converts. The long-term goal is continue development of 10 other foreign language sites to make a total of 35. With these 35 select languages we can potentially reach 99% of the people in our world who have access to the internet.

https://www.topchretien.com/ is our French language web portal which is the world’s largest French Christian portal

Breaking Chains Network

Gerald serves on the Board of Breaking Chains Network

Breaking Chains Network is an anti-human trafficking ministry, bringing hope and healing to trafficked and exploited women.

https://www.breakingchainsnetwork.com

Vice President of “Merci d’Exister” Foundation

This foundation, “Thanks Existing”, is a platform for promoting and facilitating projects that raise the existence of others to a higher level. It challenges believers to look beyond themselves to lift up others.

For example: 

Funding for a new grammar school in Africa has just been obtained by a generous donor who wishes to improve the life of children and your people.

Founder and Director of Operation Lift UP

Operation Lift Up exists to assist individuals out of a cycle of poverty, disadvantage or exploitation by means of education, creation of micro enterprise or other appropriate culturally contextual methodology. This assistance may be given nationally or internationally.

Examples of activities and projects:

Providing vocational education for victims of human trafficking particularly in Belgium. Providing school backpacks for needy students.

Projects for Togo, West Africa:

Care for infants and pre-school children of Solinyogobu Orphanage in Sokode, Togo Development of micro-enterprise opportunities: created cow farm and a small cafe

Construction of a maternity clinic in Sokode to improve pre-natal care and address the local problems of mother and baby mortality rates.

Assistance in creating a Christian medical clinic in Bassar, Togo, seeking medical equipment/supplies and medicines.

Developing program in partnership with Convoy of Hope and local Christian schools in Togolese cities to improve nutrition needs of students.

Continental Theological Seminary

Gerald serves on the Board of Trustees of Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, and chair person of the finance committee of the seminary.

Continental Theological Seminary, a center for Pentecostal undergraduate and postgraduate theological studies, exist to provide higher education in an international environment to prepare men and women for Christian ministry and challenge them to develop spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and culturally in order to serve God and their fellow man.

http://www.ctsem.edu/

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