Updated Bio

Today, our bio (the story about our missionary journeys) is being updated at http://sgwm.com/blog/missionaries/brenten-powers/ but since some of you are coming straight to this blog (sgwm.com/powers) I’ll include it here too. (:

After serving as missionaries in Europe for 11 years, Brenten and Lena Powers (and their children Caleb, Lily and Samuel) are living and serving in Northern California where Brenten is leading “LET’S GO!” Missions.

Brenten and Lena started their missionary journey together as they prayed for God to send out laborers into the harvest, and God called them to go. in Spring 1999, they went to Austria to study at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (CCBCE) and served with an outreach team to Romania. Brenten spent that summer evangelizing in Germany and in the fall graduated from CCBC in Murrieta, CA. In 2000, after Lena graduated from UC Davis they got married at Calvary Monterey where they served in various ministries and led home fellowships in Carmel and Marina. They served as church planting missionaries in Ukraine from 2002-2004 and from 2007 to 2012 in Latvia. They were invited to serve at CCBCE in Hungary for 2013-2014 where Brenten taught Evangelism & Discipleship and led students on short outreaches to Austria, Romania, Israel, Ukraine and Latvia.

After seeing God use them in Europe to raise up more laborers, they moved back to Northern California and saw the need to help local Calvary Chapels to win, equip and send believers with the gospel. So in 2015, they joined Lighthouse Fellowship (a Calvary Chapel plant in Pacific Grove, CA) and started “LET’S GO!” in 2016 (originally an acronym for “Lighthouse Evangelism Training & Saturday Gospel Outreach”. Now as the vision for missions expands locally and globally, “LET’S GO” is being established as “Local Evangelism Training & Strategic Global Outreach”.

Brenten is seeking to partner with local churches and missionaries to encourage and equip believers to reach the nations (including the USA) with the gospel for the glory of God through Local Evangelism Training and Strategic Global Outreaches. So we look forward to seeing how God continues to use the Powers and answer our prayers to send out laborers into the harvest and reach the nations with the gospel.

If you would like to partner with the Powers in prayer, finances and receive news about outreaches, you can click on the buttons on our bio page or blog.

Another way to give is by check payable to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873. Just write “LET’S GO / Powers” on the memo line to help cover our payroll and ministry expenses.

Thank you and may God be glorified!

LET’S GO! Powers returning to SGWM

Please watch this video update about our return to Saving Grace World Missions to establish a new ministry called “LET’S GO!” which stands for Local Evangelism Training & Strategic Global Outreach.

LET'S GO launches in 1 week!

Posted by Brenten Powers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

If you feel led to support this new work, as of today, you can donate through our blog www.sgwm.com/powers and click “become a financial partner”.

Thanks for watching, praying, giving and signing up for prayer and blog updates!

March 2015 – Transition complete

Thank you again for your support for our mission in Europe and transition back to America. It’s time to give a status update and share my joy about how we are concluding our transition home and should be all settled in by March 15, 2015.

brentenI am writing to let you know that just this week I received a promotion in Pebble Beach in the Audio Visual department, I am going from an on-call AV Technician without benefits to full time supervisor position with benefits and a pay raise. It will be a very challenging job to lead a team of AV techs to be positive and productive at night, but we believe the Lord is promoting me and it will be a good opportunity for me to grow personally and provide for my family. When I make it through a 90-day trial period, my whole family will receive full health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and I can continue  to work full time with more job security, but if it doesn’t work out, I can go back to being an on-call technician at a reduced wage and schedule. Please pray it works out, that God strengthens me and I grow in leadership ability. Praise God for providing this opportunity and for providing for my family.

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Since God is providing through my new career, we will close our account with Saving Grace world missions on May 15. It seems like with this promotion we don’t need any more financial support so if you want to stop giving now, we would be fine. However, if you feel led to give for a couple more weeks, it could help us with our move this month or for me to get a commuter vehicle. I have been borrowing my in-law’s pick up truck as my vehicle for the last 4 months.

Fullscreen capture 322015 81415 PM-001As far a ministry update, we have prayed and decided to make Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove our new home church. Pastor Dave Lucas and his family have become good friends and we feel right at home there with so many old friends (many of whom we have known from Calvary Chapel Monterey Bay before our missions to Ukraine, Latvia & Hungary). I also believe it’s time to end my weekly radio show production as I have had no response from listeners in quite some time and the time spent recording these broadcasts is being replaced by local church services and outreaches as the Lord leads.

So that is how the Lord is leading and providing for our transition home. We are very thankful for all the years that you supported our foreign missions! The bottom line is, we do not need continued financial support, so we will close our account with Saving Grace World Missions by March 15. 

Thank you and God bless you!

January 2015 update

Happy New Year!

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Lena and I thank you for supporting our mission in Europe with your prayers and financial giving so that we in could bear as much fruit as we did. We want you to know that we accomplished what the Lord sent us to do in the last 8 years and have returned to California on November 4, 2014 and we are now in the midst of a transition from full-time foreign missions to part-time ministry at home. . . .   Fullscreen capture 322015 71922 PM.bmp Fullscreen capture 322015 71938 PM.bmp Fullscreen capture 322015 71957 PM.bmp
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Coming Home

Dear friends, family, partners in the gospel,

What’s new? After 11 years of missions in Europe, Lena and I believe it’s time to come home to America for a year or more.

Why? It’s God’s will. We are grateful for the opportunities God gave us to plant churches in Ukraine and Latvia, and to teach at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe in Hungary, but God showed us recently that we are just in transition and He is sending us out again.

When? Where? At this time our plan is to go back to the place where we are from: Monterey, California on November 4th, 2014 which allows me to complete one more 10-day outreach with students from CCBCE.

What will we do there? I don’t know exactly. I am looking for work to support my family and praying for ministry opportunities. We will reconnect with our family, friends and church. We look forward to meeting new relatives (our kids have twin cousins now), making new friends, and new believers.

Are you going to continue teaching/preaching? Yes. Location changes but our gifts or callings do not. We still have a mission to preach the gospel and make disciples. One thing I have learned in 20 years of ministry is that Jesus doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. And He wants me to preach his everlasting gospel wherever I live.  It is still good news and the world needs it now more than ever. America needs Jesus too.

Do you need financial support? Yes, as we complete our mission in Hungary with trips to Latvia and Ukraine. We will also need help with moving back to the States. Saving Grace World Missions will continue to receive donations for us for a limited time and part of this covers medical insurance for medical care while in the States.

Will you return to Europe in the future? We hope so, but we are not sure where or when or for how long. There are some church planting teams I would like to visit in the near future and we will see how the Lord leads.

How can we find out more? Contact us on facebook, skype or email us. Now that I got this blog working again (it was not working since spring) I hope to write monthly updates here. But please write or call if you have any more questions, or just to pray with us.

How can we pray for you? Pray as the Lord leads. Our requests are simple, pray for God’s provision, peace and plan to be realized as we transition from full time missions in Europe to _________ in California.

5 simple prayer requests

Could you please pray for us (the Powers at CCBCE Hungary)?

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Resurrection Celebration Day at CCBCE

1. Praise God for a fruitful spring semester (it’s half over already), we are blessed to share our gifts and experiences here.
2. Pray for Brenten’s students who are preparing their own gospel presentations on youtube, for boldness to clearly preach it.
3. Pray for enough finances for personal family needs and ministry outreach expenses. Expenses are 50% more than expected.
4. Pray for Lena’s health and wisdom, she needs to see a doctor and get the right medicine… or just be healed if it’s His will.
5. Pray for Brenten’s 10-day outreach to Israel, he’s helping to lead 20 CCBC students there to see and to serve. Acts 1:8.
Thank you for keeping us up in prayer!
Brenten and Lena Powers

Hello from CCBCE in Hungary!

Welcome to the Powers Family’s new blog. Here we will share monthly updates with praise reports and prayer requests. You will also be able to donate to our cause. We are so excited to be serving the Lord in Hungary and can’t wait to tell you all about it… well, when we find time. We are kept busy with doing our part at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe at at the moment we need to get some rest. But please subscribe for updates because we want to keep you informed and inspired to go serve King Jesus.

Brenten, Lena, Caleb, Lily and Samuel Powers