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Johnny and Thays Furst

Missionaries to Austria


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About Johnny

My name is Jonathan. I was born in Brazil when my parents left Germany to be missionaries there. As a family, we served the Lord in Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia. When I was 9 years old, my family moved back to Germany. In my youth, I decided to be a full time missionary in Brazil. In 1996 I went to Brazil and I had the opportunity to help as volunteer at the Word of Life Camp in Porto Alegre. I loved the way that Word of Life reached so many youth people through a lot of fun things but specially by sharing the Gospel of Christ in a very clear way. By that time I met my wife, Thays, who was studying at Word of Life Seminary in São Paulo but also working in that same camp as a Counselor. We integrate the Word of Life Porto AlegreTeam in 2000. We worked there for 15 wonderful years. We were trained in different areas of the ministry: Coordinating Camps, helping the Bible Clubs missionaries, training new leaders and helping at the Discipleship Training Center.

In 2015, God has called us to be part of the Word of Life Austria Team. We are very excited with this new challenge. Austria is one of the least evangelized Europe Countries. We put ourselves in God's hands to reachout Austrian young people with the Gospel of Christ.

Life Verse

Mathew 28:19-20