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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Portugal where I interviewed missionaries from all over Europe who had traveled to Lisbon for a missionary retreat.  During my time there, I got to know Bobby and Teresa LaDage.  I was excited to learn about their ties to my home state of Tennessee.  In fact, Bobby even played football for the Vols.  Thinking about it, I probably should have gotten his autograph.  Anyway, I truly enjoyed spending time with them and learning about their work in church planting in Central and Eastern Europe.  That region of the world is not the easiest in which to plant a church, and in today's Footsteps, Bobby talks about some of the successes and heartbreaks involved in their ministry work in Europe.

Click here for a link to the LaDage's missionary web page

(Photo of Bobby and Teresa LaDage)