Tom Langley writes, “Several exciting things were accomplished on my recent trip to Romania, Switzerland, and Germany.
“The small church in St. Allen, Switzerland was planted nine years ago by Rene Vosser. He is a national who came to the states in the mid-90’s and studied at Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL. He returned to Switzerland and has been working in St. Gallen ever since.
“He is excited about the possibility of hosting a WEI mission next summer. He wants to begin with a small team this summer (2-4 teachers over a 4 week period), and evaluate how it goes before possibly expanding to a larger group of teachers.
“I spent a day visiting and speaking with the leadership in Sibiu, Romania. They are very interested in hosting their first summer WEI school in 2008. They have great facilities and could probably house a team of 4-6 teachers in their building.
“The churches in Bucharest and Oradea, Romania again decided to host WEI schools in 2008.
“At the Germany retreat, we contacted two national evangelists from Lithuania and representatives from their supporting church in Pensacola, FL. They committed to hosting a WEI school in Vilona, Lithuania in the summer of 2008.
“Also, at the Germany retreat, missionaries from Guatemala, Hiawatha Jones and Byron Benitez, committed to hosting a WEI school in 2008.
“Everyone at the retreat was very excited about the amazing opportunities through the WEI Internet ministry. Several signed up to become Internet teachers. Tony Coffee, the keynote speaker from Dublin, Ireland, was especially interested in testing a Google banner ad targeting Ireland.
“I was asked to present short-term mission opportunities to a mission club at Freed Hardeman University. The Bible Department wants to form a team of WEI teachers to go to Asunción, Paraguay. There is a team of FHU alumni missionaries working there who have requested a short-term team of English/Bible teachers. Mark Blackwelder of the Bible Department recommended WEI to the missionaries and asked me to come and promote the effort.”