Mike and Elissa Picconatto

A Big Answer to Prayer!


Can you believe that our 1-year home assignment is almost finished? We have just under 6 weeks left before we fly back to Berlin.

It has been a good year. The kids had a good year in school. Mike visited many churches in the district. Elissa connected well with old and new friends and accompanied Mike on a few trips around the district.

During the next several weeks Mike will speak in two more churches and the family will go on a short trip out west for a few days of vacation before speaking at a camp in North Dakota for five days. Then it’s back to Minnesota for packing before we fly back to Berlin.

Thank you so much for praying for R earlier this year. Do you remember the story from last winter? I (Mike) met a German college student on one of my tour stops and had the opportunity to pray for him in German. Since I was there in November, R started attending the local C&MA church, and has also become a Christ follower! He is now engaged and going with his fiancee to premarital counseling with the local pastor. Thank you for praying!

When we head back to Berlin, we will start a new German speaking church based on a reproducing house-church model. Please pray that God brings us and the “R’s” of Berlin together! If you haven't seen the Great Commission Day Video yet, be sure to check it out. The spiritual condition in France is similar to much of Germany. Pray that God brings us into contact with women like Emmanuelle!

Would you consider giving to the GCF to help support stories like R’s and Emmanuelle’s? The Great Commission Fund helps keep international workers, including us, in many countries around the world. If you have never given, you can start easily by giving to the Great Commision Day offering.

As we return to Berlin, would you also prayerfully consider giving to the Picconatto Work funds? These funds help us with ministry-related projects such as camps, retreats, meals, and ministry materials. Your support through this and so many other ways is deeply appreciated!

Prayer Requests:

Jesus asked us to pray for workers for the harvest! Currently, the Alliance’s website shows more than 60 open positions for people to work internationally. Some students from Crown will apply and then be sent to challenging positions so that they can share the good news of Jesus around the world.

Our family is preparing to return to Berlin in just a few short weeks. In July, we fly back to reach out to former East Germans, the unreached people group God has laid so heavily on our hearts. Please pray for us as we begin to make final preparations for our return!

Updated: June 11, 2018

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