Mike and Elissa Picconatto

Happy Easter and Crown College Visit


We want to wish you the happiest of Easters as we go through this week in which we remember the death and celebrate the life-changing resurrection of Jesus!

It is so humbling to us that there are still people in our world that have never heard this good news.

Elissa and I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at Crown College during their Missions Fest from February 21-23. Elissa and I met each other at and graduated from Crown. Walking on campus brought back some wonderful memories.

One thing that we love about Crown College is the diversity of the student body. During the Missions Fest, we were led in worship by a former graduate from Malaysia. We heard other musical students from Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Haiti, and saw cultural dances from the Hmong students. We also had conversations with students from an Ethiopian background and got to talk with children of other International Workers who represented the countries they have lived in.

We had the privilege of speaking at daytime and evening chapel services. Our text was 2 Kings chapter 7. We reminded students about the lostness of man and challenged them to not keep the good news to themselves. We also challenged them not to serve for the recognition but because the message God has given us needs to be shared.

We really enjoyed being able to connect with many students who feel that God is calling them into full-time ministry. Hearing them process through what that might look like as well as listening to some students talk about the call that God is giving them to be involved in ministry overseas, leaving behind their own culture and trying to reach some of the least reached people groups on earth, was exciting for us.

Talking with young people who are wrestling with the same issues we had when we were in college is humbling. The questions of where and how to serve God faithfully with the talents and abilities He gives are so important! Please pray for these students as they pursue God.

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 months. 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: April 04, 2018

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