The Ministry of Mark & Becky

- Bible-lesson-related craft projects for children in English, German & Spanish Benni crafts

- Material for Ministry – for example: family worship service programs

- Messages from God's Word for spiritual growth of the Christian worker


Mark and Becky Bryan are from the USA but make their home in the province of Carinthia in Austria near Klagenfurt. They have worked especially with evangelical churches in Austria since 1971. Over the years, they have developed Bible-Lesson-Centered Craft Projects that have proven to be very valuable for ministry with children. Mark & Becky want to share these projects with others who do children's ministry. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Value of Bible-Lesson-Centered Craft Projects

Imagine a child remembering years later the Bible lesson you taught! Our Bible-Lesson-Centered Craft Projects are not only fun to make but are valuable for spiritual growth. How? For one, you can make use of the craft activity time to review in a more personal way - one on one - important points of the Bible lesson. Second, the time it takes to make the projects increases their value to the child. Third, experience has shown that the finished crafts will be kept for many years and will serve over all that time as follow-up for the Bible lesson. Fourth, the time together with their teacher will also be remembered with joy. It is a joy for us to develop material for ministry with children. We rejoice over the opportunity to share the Light of the Word with children. This kind of fruit for our labor is our hope and prayer.

Much prayer and many hours of work have gone into the production of these Bible-Lesson-Centered Craft Projects. The directions are written especially for teachers to enable them to lead the children. Children in a group are usually not interested in directions.

It is important for you to know that when you choose patterns in the language you prefer, you are also choosing the paper format used on your continent - either U.S. letter or A4 for Europe and some other countries. The wrong paper size will adversely affect the printout size of patterns in PDF files. We are giving you permission to copy and use the copyrighted patterns in your home and church but not for commercial purposes.

We thank the Lord Jesus and our faithful support team that we can reach out to children and encourage them to follow Christ faithfully. Our ministry would not be possible without the financial support of our friends who, through prayer and giving, want to be a part of our ministry team. You can be a great help by donating 8 U.S. Dollars or 5 Euros for each craft project or message.

God bless you with much joy as you serve Him in ministry to children. Let the Light of the Word light up the hearts of children!

Mark & Becky

 P.S.: Mark & Becky send regular email updates in English and German about their Austroventure ministries in Austria and on the internet.

If you would like to receive Mark & Becky's Austroventure email updates, send them your email address indicating the language you prefer. 

Your email address will not be given to third parties. Austroventure emails are sent "bcc" - so that addresses are not revealed.

Feedback is great - questions, suggestions, reports of God's blessings and pictures of children with their crafts (under 500kb – picture and report – please!).