Roland & Carolien Smith
Stephen, Maarten, Léonie & Rhiannon
Most people in South Limburg find the traditional church completely irrelevant. Many even hate the established church as more scandals come to light. We are constantly having to rethink how to relate to people and what to say. Please pray that we would find people of peace who are willing to open their hearts to the Gospel.
Roland and Carolien Smith have been working since 2006 in Maastricht. Before they got down to work, Roland (from Britain) and Carolien (from the Netherlands) immersed themselves in the Limburg language and culture and researched for possibilities to plant churches in the region. They discovered different existing church planting initiatives and decided to offer their support.
In Maastricht Baptist Church they coach a young couple in ministry and take part in evangelistic activities and interchurch initiatives.
Before they started in Maastricht, Roland and Carolien worked with ECM in Poland. From 1992 to 2002 they worked with students in Wroclaw. After that they worked for three years as church planters in Rabka. Before they came to Maastricht, they studied for a year at All Nations Bible College in England.