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The church in Legionowo (Poland)


This year the Grace Baptist Mission church planting group in Legionowo, Poland opened their new meeting place. They have had a number of breakthroughs in their work.

Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. After years of being a Soviet satellite state, labour turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union “Solidarity” that over time became a political force and by 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A “shock therapy” program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe, but Poland still faces the lingering challenges of high unemployment, underdeveloped and dilapidated infrastructure, and a poor rural underclass. Poland remains a strongly Roman Catholic country with more than 90% of the population claiming allegiance to that church.

GBM became involved in August 2009 when the Grace Baptist Church, Tottenham were led to take responsibility for sending Andrzej and Monika Kempczynski and their two young sons back to Poland. They had come to the UK four years before so that Andrzej could undertake theological education at London Theological Seminary. Whilst in the UK a desire to plant a church in the town of Legionowo had grown in their hearts and they are now living and working in that town of 50,000 people which has no evangelical church. On Easter day 2010 they held their first service and they are committed to see the church established through personal evangelism and literature distribution. ~Grace Baptist Mission

Watch this short video to find out more.


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