Gabe Bernal

Gabe Bernal

Serving in the United Kingdom

England (UK)

Account# 3905

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My Story

I have had a heart for the people of the UK since 2010 when I participated in a "Holiday Club," in the southeast of England. However, I didn't actively pursue serving in the UK long term until the summer of 2014 when I joined GEM on a Short Term Service. During that time, I served for 4 months at a church plant in the Black Country and absolutely fell in love with the people and church in the UK. After seeing the work and vision of GEM, I felt the Lord calling me to return long term to England. With this calling, I can pursue my passion to love others and be a catalyst of change in the lives of other.

Where I Work

"I am part of the Focus City Initiative in Birmingham known as Engage West Midlands whose goal is to raise up a multicultural team of workers to reach the city of nearly 4 million people. As part of the Focus City Initiative, I serve in a variety of ways including strategy, training, communications, as well as serving within the local church.

Birmingham is located in what is called the Midlands of England (about 2 hours NW of London) and is classified as one of the most diverse cities in Europe. It is also considered the youngest city in Europe with over 40% of the population under the age of 24. Because of this, the ""second city"" of England is at the center of a potential tipping point of the gospel being spread not only in the UK but the entire world"