Switzerland Missions

Ministry to German Speaking Peoples of Europe
Special thanks to Johnathan Schutz, Timothy Schutz, Wesley & Mary Wood, Adrienne Southworth, Madison Rudkin, Hannah Kenney, Zach Fowler, Sarah Burnett, Marco Chavarría, Manuel Furrer, and Krystin Widener for all the time and resources contributed for the making of this video.

St. Gallen, Switzerland

The St. Gallen area is within an hour of Zürich, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

Fall 2018

I will be working in ministry and staying in Switzerland for three months.

Language School

During the months of October and November, I will be focusing on my German studies by attending language school.

Local Church Ministry

Part of my work in Switzerland will include ministering in local churches, primarily in music.

Missionary Assisting

While staying with the Verhoefs, I will be assisting them wherever needed, including radio and discipleship ministries.

Future Ministry Preparation

Time on the mission field will provide hands-on experience to prepare me for future ministry to German speaking people.

“I want to give my highest recommendation for Sister Courtney Gilbert. It has been a privilege to serve as her pastor for many years. I have watched her mature into a spiritual giant. She has been instrumental in our church’s missions program. Courtney has taken personal responsibility for enhancing our mission outreach. She has travelled extensively to foreign mission fields and has not wavered in her desire to be a missionary.

“Courtney has always demonstrated a maturity beyond her years. She was raised in a Godly home and has been faithful to honor her parents. I believe she is prepared to go into the field and bear fruit for Christ. My prayer is that you would partner with her as she pursues the burden that the Lord has placed in her heart for missions.”

Bro. Darrell Goodlett

Pastor, Nelson County Baptist Church, Bardstown, KY

“We certainly are looking forward to having Courtney come and spend three months here in Switzerland with us. We became acquainted with her in the fall of 2017 when she joined the Couriers for Christ ‘Reformation year’ campaign to help distribute the Bible that started the Reformation to German-speaking people here in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. We were encouraged by her steadily cheerful and enthusiastic spirit for the work, in spite of long hours walking and frequent monotony of the task. On nights when we had evangelical services after a long day of distributing Bibles, Courtney was still fit for service, ready to use her musical talents to bless others in worship. Through our correspondence over the last few months, we have come to know her as a responsible, goal-oriented young lady, who works diligently to make sure she has all her bases covered in the several projects she has currently taken on. It will be a blessing to see how the Lord will use her time in Switzerland for his glory.”

Nico and Adanna Verhoef

Missionaries in Switzerland

I have had the privilege of knowing Courtney, her family and her pastor for many years now. She has strong Christian values and a heart for ministry. Courtney has been with the Baptist Couriers For Christ scripture distribution campaign teams several times, of which I am a director, and was a tremendous asset to these teams. I highly recommend her, knowing that she is a fruitful Christian for the Lord.

Rev. Donald A. Stertz, Director, Baptist Couriers For Christ

We have known Courtney Gilbert since she was a young girl and have had the privilege of watching her grow into a fine Christian young lady. Through the years, we have seen her love for the Lord and her burden for lost souls around the world grow into a passion to serve God wherever and however He leads her. Courtney has visited us several times in Costa Rica with her family. She was an instrumental part in helping a ministry team from her church put on a Vacation Bible School. She taught a concentrated music seminar for our Seminary students. She is always a great blessing to our churches with her music, her singing and all the instruments she plays. She is always willing to help in whatever ministry opportunity we have at the time. The video presentation she did of our ministry is outstanding and very professional. Courtney will be a huge blessing and a great asset to any mission field and to any missionary who is able to work with her. We prayerfully encourage you to help her in her missionary endeavors.

Randy and Sandy Roberts, Missionaries to Costa Rica

Courtney Gilbert joined Wings Bearing Precious Seed on 5 short term missionary trips and was a blessing on all of them. She ministered through Scripture distribution and used her music and photography talents as well. She has an opportunity for a long-term trip to Switzerland and I highly recommend her for prayer and financial support in that endeavor. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your consideration, and may the Lord bless you as you faithfully serve Him.

Allen Johnson, Director, Wings Bearing Precious Seed