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Don & Nancy Prokop

Don and Nancy joined the OC International - UK team in April 2010. They have been working in Austria for over 20 years. After 12 years in Business Don and Nancy entered full-time ministry in 1986. In 1987 they moved with their 3 children (Alyssa, Amy and Matthew) to the south-east suburbs of Vienna.

In the early year their first mission centered on discipleship, evangelism and church planting training in the former East Block countries of the former Soviet Union shortly after the fall of the communism. In 1991 the Lord directed Don and Nancy's focus to working within church planting teams across a denominational spectrum. In these environments they continue their worked of mentoring Austrian leaders in all aspects of church ministry including mission from Austria across her borders. With a passion for the unity of the body of Christ, they remain involved in one of Europe's most highly developed works of unity "the way of Reconciliation-Round Table."

All their children have grown and are living productive lives of their own in God's Kingdom. Because of widowhood and loss of sight, Nancy's mother Irene moved in 2007 to be given care by them in Austria. With approximately 8.3 million people, Austria is one of the most secular predominantly Roman Catholic countries of our world. Within the historical churches of Austria, a very small segment of Austrians have a living and active faith. The evangelical witness remains less than 1%.

Richard & Katherine

Richard and Katherine come from two countries of North Africa and the Middle East. For security reasons their names are not made public. Richard was born into a Christian family, while Katherine came to Christ while living in London. They have one son.

Their ministry is to recent disciples of Jesus Christ in the Arabic-speaking world. Their visits for ministry help these disciples discover what the Bible teaches. Meetings are arranged by churches and Bible schools. Cultural attitudes must be subject to what God teaches in the Bible; radical changes happen, especially among those God wants to be leaders in these new communities.

In addition to their international ministry, Richard and Katherine are currently helping an Arabic-speaking church in England. Their son is studying a pre-university course nearby.