Globe Mission Goes to “the Locals”
Launching a New Stage of Ministry
The general meeting of members on November 18th made it official: Andreas Pestke was voted in as Chairman. Andreas and Marion Pestke will be taking on the leadership of Globe Mission as of the end of 2013. On November 26th, missionaries and friends of Globe along with all the Globe Mission staff had a celebration to mark the handover and to say their goodbyes. Brad and Janet Thurston, who started Globe in 1990, took this opportunity to entrust into God’s hands anew the ministry in which they had invested many years of their lives. This time they were handing the baton to the younger generation. Brad and Janet will be relocating to North Carolina.
The evening of the handover was filled with warmth and laughter and was also a time to reconnect with many old friends from the early days of Brad and Janet’s ministry in Germany. Feelings were definitely mixed – it was a “bitter-sweet moment,” as Janet remarked. Brad will be serving as coordinator of the Globe Network from the States and will continue serving the missionaries as he travels. Brad und Janet are still passionate about encouraging people to give and go into world missions. They are both looking forward, however, to a lot of quality time with their grandkids and are grateful that they will be close to family in the US.