Dates:    October 25 – November 2

This team will provide teacher training to the staff of the International Christian School of Vienna, where Grace Global Partner Amanda Howard is the principal.  The school reaches out to a wide variety of international families, some of which come from nations in which missionaries are not welcome and the church is persecuted.  There will also be a handy-man side to this ministry, providing maintenance and some improvement to the school facility.

Updated Saturday, November 1
E-mail from Rick
We are quickly approaching the end of our stay here in Vienna, Austria with Grace's Global Partner, Mandy Howard.  We have been able to accomplish much in our short week here with her at the International Christian School of Vienna.  Apart from the two-day workshops which our team led with the teachers, we were able to restore the cafeteria flooring, repaint the P.E. room, and renovate the student assembly room.  The team also encouraged Mandy by assisting her with projects in her home.   God is definitely using Mandy here in Vienna to further His kingdom.

Upon our return, we look forward to sharing with you more about the specifics of our time together with Mandy. Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Updated Tuesday, October 28
E-mail from Rick
Thank you for your prayers for our team thus far.  The week is going great, and everyone is healthy and happy. The women finished up their 2-day teacher training with about 30 teachers on staff at the International Christian School of Vienna.  Meanwhile, the men repainted the P.E. Room and cleaned and polished the cafeteria floors.  Tonight, we are taking Mandy out together with the team for some authentic Vienna cuisine. 


Updated Sunday, October 26  

After an uneventful trip, the team arrived safely in Vienna and met up with Amanda.  They will work hard to stay awake all day today as they gear up for the start of their teacher training and maintenance work.

Updated Saturday, October 25
The Austria Team had a very early alarm this morning, meeting for prayer at the church at 4:15am!  They left for the airport on time, eager to be an encouragement to Mandy and her staff.  Thanks for your prayers for them as they serve all this week.