Hallo gute Tag, my name is Audrey Landers. I was called to missions at the age of 12 while being raised in Midwest USA. Thank you for stopping by to learn about me and what the Lord is doing in my life.
I grew up with interest in missions, prayer, and community. With the influence of loving family and churches who poured into me, I found my passion and God's calling. Previously, I served alongside the Africa South Field, assisting pastors, church leaders, and young adults across five countries. It was a fascinating season of growing with the Church and local communities. There were many times I felt as I imagine Peter might have when walking on water. To see God make exceptional realities become ordinary simplicities was astounding. Life invited me to the freedom of worship, authenticity, and the Lord's creativity.
I am thankful for what life has brought since returning to the USA; Habakuk 1:5 and Joshua 1:9 ring true. Personal growth, healing, and preparation have been a gift. While in Kansas City, my hometown, I served alongside my home church as a missional support pastor. The Lord continues to connect communities and people in transformational ways. Once again, a question of praise and thankfulness, "Lord, who am I?"
Returning to Habakuk 1:5, we join my current season. "Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told." A work in your days that you wouldn't believe is precisely what God is doing! With growing desperation and dependency upon the Lord, I am humbled to share that the doors have opened to join the Eurasia field as the assistant to Stéphane Tibi, the Regional Education Coordinator and District Superintendant of Switzerland.
It is a season to join an incredible team; with a heart for the Lord, prayer, and authentic relationship with God. I see hearts engrafted with ministry in new and continued ways. What God can create when we are willing to step in faith without holding back is wondrous. I believe it is about remaining faithful where we are, wherever the Lord takes us. To abide and be in Christ, molded and used by God, is to be open to the will of God.
At 33 years of age, I stand alongside the Nazarene Church, thankful for how the Lord moves in our local and global body. In Switzerland/Germany, I will be assisting a team working alongside churches and outreach. In preparation for this opportunity, Christian Life Coach training is underway. Coaching is a strategy of listening to people's hearts and trusting that each can hear from the Lord. With a foundation in Christian principles, prayer, and seeking the Lord, developing together welcomes authenticity and steps forward. A transformational approach has developed through merging discipleship with prayer, heart listening, vulnerability, and authenticity before the Lord. We are excited to graft this more into the Eurasia Region and see what God creates alongside and through the Church. Growth is seen additionally through StudyMap groups. Focusing on Luke's book for 2021, we spend time in prayer, discussion, memorization, and application. Listening to the Lord together and encouraging one another has yielded much growth for me and others.
Taking Joshua 1:9 to heart, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." During these days, it is not through "magic" that we see God moving. Rather, in real life, through colorful expressions. Speaking and leading in the wind or the fire, the Lord renews hearts and creates a season that I am excited to join.