Called from Lisbon to Birmingham

Carla Taela long nurtured a dream of ministering in England. Now that she is serving in Birmingham, the reality is different from the way she imagined it. And she sees God in it. Originally from Portugal, Carla and her husband, Flavio, were involved with the district’s Con Café coffee shop ministry in Lisbon when they first heard about the Eurasia Region’s M+Power initiative, and about an upcoming mission training in the Netherlands.

M+Power takes Dutch couple to Jerusalem

After 38 years working in finance for various companies, Wouter Boor was ready for a change. His wife, Emmy, whose background was in nursing and retail, and had been studying theology for several years, was ready, too. In spring 2017, they heard that an M+Power mission training was scheduled for the Netherlands. They had felt an interest in serving cross-culturally, so they attended the weekend orientation event.