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Paul Tepper

Paul Tepper

Missionary to Austria

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Ministry Description

Austria is considered a Christian nation with 82.9% of the population proclaiming to be Christian, but the vast majority of those people are Catholic. Evangelicals in Austria only make up 0.6% of the population. In Austria I am currently helping two local churches with their Bible Clubs for teens. This is an opportunity to pour into teens and also train others to be leaders in their church. In our Bible Clubs we are teaching the teens the importance or reading and studying Scripture for their own lives as well as equipping them to share their faith with their friends. It is very important to help our teens truly know the Gospel and know why they are Christians to help them stand strong in their faith in the midst of a world that is against them.

A key part of helping build the next generation of strong Believers in Austria is discipleship and this has been a focus over the last two years. This includes Austrians, Bible students, and others from the Middle East.

At the end of 2017 there were over 57,600 migrants seeking asylum in Austria with almost all coming from Muslim countries in the Middle East. I desire to create intentional relationships with the refugees to share Christ with them. I want to disciple the new believers in order to equip them to go out and share the Gospel with their Muslim friends and families.

Life Verse

“and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” 2 Corinthians 5:15.