Roland & Carolien Smith
Stephen, Maarten, Léonie & Rhiannon
Most people in South Limburg find the traditional church completely irrelevant. We are constantly having to rethink how to relate to people and what to say. Please pray that we would find people who are willing to open their hearts to the Gospel. We are encouraged by the way many Christians from different churches are getting involved more and more in practical ways in the local community.
Church and Community Development
Roland and Carolien Smith have been living in Maastricht since 2006, supporting different churches and community projects. Before they started in Maastricht, Roland (from England) and Carolien (from the Netherlands) worked with ECM in Poland. From 1992 to 2002 they taught English to students in Wroclaw. After that they worked for three years as church planters in Rabka. Before they went to Maastricht, they studied for a year at All Nations Bible College in England.
Internationally, Carolien coordinates ECM field member care and Roland is a member of the ECM field ministry development group.