Ian Cowen is creating Atlantic Bridge Mission
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Hello there! Whether we know each other from family, friendship, or a mutual acquaintance, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to hear about how you can travel with me to Europe in 2018! On a recent trip to Germany I became involved with the Atlantic Bridge, a brilliant missions organization based in the Netherlands. Their mission for the past 30 years has been to reconnect the youth with the church. Atlantic Bridge has been breaking down the old walls set up around prejudice, ignorance, and indifference, and replacing them with bridges of friendship, faith, and understanding.




It is my sincere desire with your gracious support to relocate overseas in early 2018 to the Atlantic Bridge Headquarters in Kruiningen, Netherlands, to help further this mission! One of my larger responsibilities will be leading “tours,” or mission trips where groups of international youth will have the opportunity to explore their Christian heritage and minister to the local youth. This is of great importance to the ministry, as to many in Europe the church is simply an old relic of the past, and people have completely detached themselves from it. These tours have had great impact across various communities in not only leading the people back to their spiritual roots, but in many cases also repairing the fractured infrastructure of the community. Here’s a short message from John Oostdyk, founder and director of Atlantic Bridge:

“Dear Friends of Ian,

I have been impressed by the initiative and energy Ian has shown to jump into a missions adventure with Atlantic Bridge. If you have never heard of us, it is probably because we spend more time and money on the ground level operations than on advertisement, and because we are an out- of- the- box mission.
There are always a couple of things I tell Christians from up front. We are not an evangelistic, but more a ‘pre-evangelism’ mission, ploughing the fields, removing the stones. In that sense our semantics may not reflect very well what our heart is about. All because we need to be careful about how we communicate in a setting where atheism is closer to the heart of people than the Christian faith.

I am happy to welcome Ian in our mission. From his desire and abilities he will be a good fit for our Circuit Riders project. We need someone willing to travel and accompany Circuit Riders (artists, teachers, etc. on ten day to two week tours of schools in predominantly Central but also in Western Europe.
Circuit Riders and those coordinating this mission cannot live from the wind, as we say in Dutch. Support is needed and I ask you to consider supporting Ian on this mission.

A budget for the coming year would include

$ 10000,- room, board and living expenses at $ 830 p/month
$ 2000,- insurances, visa, and administration, office cost, mailings
$ 4000,- travel expenses within Europe traveling almost 50% of the time throughout Europe
$ 2000 emergency fund
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$ 18,000.-which is monthly $ 1500

The beauty of this modern age is that you can follow us from up close. Follow us and follow the KARAVAAN, a project to mobilize European youth to remember, recall, revisit, rekindle the faith of their forefathers. That is the Christian faith Europe was founded on. And Europe is not such a bad place if you think of the many people that would like to come here and enjoy the system of living our forefathers created and fought for often at the expense of their own lives. So we need to get back to those values that came into being after WWII. So we do not forget and so we continue to live according to the measures of Christ, honoring God and being a blessing to our brothers and sisters.”

In Christ,

John Oostdyk



This mission and purpose has been brought to me for a reason, and it is my wish to see it through. Thank you for your time, and please consider supporting this cause by pledging to one of the tiers or choosing to make a one-time donation at this link, as well as sharing it with friends and family!
Tiers
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$5 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
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$15 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$25 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$50 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$100 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$125 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$150 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$200 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$300 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$500 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Hello there! Whether we know each other from family, friendship, or a mutual acquaintance, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to hear about how you can travel with me to Europe in 2018! On a recent trip to Germany I became involved with the Atlantic Bridge, a brilliant missions organization based in the Netherlands. Their mission for the past 30 years has been to reconnect the youth with the church. Atlantic Bridge has been breaking down the old walls set up around prejudice, ignorance, and indifference, and replacing them with bridges of friendship, faith, and understanding.




It is my sincere desire with your gracious support to relocate overseas in early 2018 to the Atlantic Bridge Headquarters in Kruiningen, Netherlands, to help further this mission! One of my larger responsibilities will be leading “tours,” or mission trips where groups of international youth will have the opportunity to explore their Christian heritage and minister to the local youth. This is of great importance to the ministry, as to many in Europe the church is simply an old relic of the past, and people have completely detached themselves from it. These tours have had great impact across various communities in not only leading the people back to their spiritual roots, but in many cases also repairing the fractured infrastructure of the community. Here’s a short message from John Oostdyk, founder and director of Atlantic Bridge:

“Dear Friends of Ian,

I have been impressed by the initiative and energy Ian has shown to jump into a missions adventure with Atlantic Bridge. If you have never heard of us, it is probably because we spend more time and money on the ground level operations than on advertisement, and because we are an out- of- the- box mission.
There are always a couple of things I tell Christians from up front. We are not an evangelistic, but more a ‘pre-evangelism’ mission, ploughing the fields, removing the stones. In that sense our semantics may not reflect very well what our heart is about. All because we need to be careful about how we communicate in a setting where atheism is closer to the heart of people than the Christian faith.

I am happy to welcome Ian in our mission. From his desire and abilities he will be a good fit for our Circuit Riders project. We need someone willing to travel and accompany Circuit Riders (artists, teachers, etc. on ten day to two week tours of schools in predominantly Central but also in Western Europe.
Circuit Riders and those coordinating this mission cannot live from the wind, as we say in Dutch. Support is needed and I ask you to consider supporting Ian on this mission.

A budget for the coming year would include

$ 10000,- room, board and living expenses at $ 830 p/month
$ 2000,- insurances, visa, and administration, office cost, mailings
$ 4000,- travel expenses within Europe traveling almost 50% of the time throughout Europe
$ 2000 emergency fund
========
$ 18,000.-which is monthly $ 1500

The beauty of this modern age is that you can follow us from up close. Follow us and follow the KARAVAAN, a project to mobilize European youth to remember, recall, revisit, rekindle the faith of their forefathers. That is the Christian faith Europe was founded on. And Europe is not such a bad place if you think of the many people that would like to come here and enjoy the system of living our forefathers created and fought for often at the expense of their own lives. So we need to get back to those values that came into being after WWII. So we do not forget and so we continue to live according to the measures of Christ, honoring God and being a blessing to our brothers and sisters.”

In Christ,

John Oostdyk



This mission and purpose has been brought to me for a reason, and it is my wish to see it through. Thank you for your time, and please consider supporting this cause by pledging to one of the tiers or choosing to make a one-time donation at this link, as well as sharing it with friends and family!

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Tiers
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$5 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$15 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$25 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$50 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$100 or more per month
 All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update! 
Supporter
$125 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$150 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$200 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$300 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!
Supporter
$500 or more per month
All tiers will be able to read my weekly mission updates, as well as a monthly video update!