Kurt and I have always loved music, and we’ve always loved travel.
(We got engaged in Paris on a choir tour with UNL!)
But we never expected to be part of an church with campuses all over the world, and we certainly never expected to hear God tell us to GO.
In the summer of 2015, Kurt had the opportunity to visit Lifegate Novi Sad (Serbia) and play a concert at the Lifegate Open Days festival. It was a life-transforming experience for him. In the summer of 2016, we were invited to return for a concert and to put on a youth Rock and Roll Camp for teenagers in Novi Sad. Then, in January 2017, Kurt and I returned to help with a youth Winter Retreat for the Lifegate students.
Just this past Summer of 2017, God opened the door for our entire family to journey to Novi Sad, Serbia to spend seven weeks living in Serbia and visiting Macedonia and Croatia.
To read about our adventures in order, start with #1 below!
We have absolutely fallen in love with the people of the Balkans. The region as a whole has experienced crazy hardship over the past few decades, shifting from the Former Republic of Yugoslavia into individual nations. People have lost land, property, and lives, and the scars are still so evident today. Religion is at the heart of many, many issues, and our hope is to create opportunity to share the light of Truth that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with a transformative, healing relationship with Jesus.
We have continued to listen to God’s voice, and He is opening amazing doors right before our eyes. Kurt and I are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that we (and our family) have a role to play in the Balkans.
Right now, we plan to return to Novi Sad in the Summer of 2018!
Our family will spend another 5 weeks in Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia, as well as a location yet to be determined!
Click to download our latest Newsletter outlining more details about our trip!
And, we have come up with some creative ways you can get involved! Our heart is not to continually ask for hand-outs, but to form real, authentic partnerships with people who have a passion to see every person on this planet have the opportunity to hear the Truth of God’s great plan.
I’ve opened an Etsy shop, where proceeds help support our service! If you love amazing bracelets, this is the shop for you. 😉
We are also available to lead worship in a variety of expressions around the Omaha area. If you’re interested in having Kurt and me lead worship at your church or event, please visit my Contact page.
Or, to directly partner with the Wagoner Family as we invest in the people of Serbia, Macedonia, and beyond, please visit our link below! These are tax-deductible donations.
Thank you so much for partnering with us!
We love you!
The Wagoner Family