Updated: Partner in the Distant Fields!

George & Sharon Markey and family

George and Sharon Markey & family

The work in the Distant Fields continues. Take a look at the updated “Partner in the Distant Fields page.” Read brief updates from war-torn Ukraine, northern Russia, the Middle East, and the Republic of Georgia. Through your partnership in the Gospel, lives are being transformed and churches are being planted.

St. Cloud Worship & Missions Evening

CC St Cloud Worship & MissionsIt was an honor to be included in the Worship & Missions Evening at Calvary Chapel St. Cloud. Well, although we were not there physically, our informationWorship & Missions and copies of Distant Fields were available.

Thank you Calvary Chapel St. Cloud for sharing about the past and present work that is taking places in so many parts of the world!

Free Kindle Book – “A Story of Grace,” by Phil Metzger

Download A Story of GraceI wanted to let you know of a book that is FREE right now on Kindle! “A Story of Grace” is a history of the missionary work in eastern Europe, and the beginning of the movement of Calvary Chapel in Hungary. It is written by long-term eastern European missionary (and friend), Phil Metzger. You can download it now here.

Phil Metzger is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Budapest and is also the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe (CCBCE). Pam Markey is the director of the missions training program at this Bible college. CCBCE a remarkable place for young people to receive solid Bible training while getting their feet wet in practical missions.

#1 Book in Religious and Notable People!

#1 in Religious Leaders and Notable People!Have you read this book yet? Why not grab your FREE copy to read over the weekend?

Distant Fields has topped the charts in free biographies of religious leaders and notable people!

With only three days remaining, click here to get your FREE copy now. Well over 2000 people have already downloaded Distant Fields in just the past few days. Thanks so much for sharing this story with others!

#1 in Religious Leaders and Notable People!Also, paperback copies are still on sale for $7.99 when you use discount code VJRMJ8AU at check out. Click here to order your discounted copies at the CreateSpace store.

Hurry! Sale and giveaway end on September 28th.

Free Copy of Distant Fields!

Grab Your FREE Copy of Distant Fields!From September 26th – 28th (in memory of George W. Markey’s birthday), Distant Fields–The Amazing Call of George Markey from Farmland to Missions is available as a FREE digital download for all Kindle devices and applications! Just click here to get your FREE copy at Amazon.com.

Furthermore, paperback copies are on sale for $7.99 — that’s $5 off the retail price, when you use discount code VJRMJ8AU at check out. Click here to order your discounted paperback copies at the CreateSpace store.

Share the word!

Please share this FREE resource and sale with your friends on Facebook, your blog, or in an email. Also, if you have read Distant Fields and would like to post a review, please do so at Goodreads, Amazon, or other book sites. This giveaway and sale end on September 28th. Help spread the word. Thanks!


“This book has challenged my life in every way. The life of George Markey has always been an inspiration to me, but being able to read this book and put together all of the details has been invaluable. He was a true servant leader. His testimony is a modern day inspiration that is on the same level as Hudson Taylor and Isobel Kuhn.”
– K. Spencer, taken from a review at Amazon.com

“George was one of the most servant-hearted men I have ever met.”
– Jeremy Camp–Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter

“George was a tremendous example. When I think of him, I think of simple faith, simple trust.”
– Pastor Chuck Smith–Founding Pastor, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa

In Loving Memory of George W. Markey
September 28, 1941 – February 13, 2007

George W. Markey

Goodreads Review of Distant Fields!

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“Distant Fields by Jed Gourley proved to be one of those books, one of those stories that would confirm that God can use anyone regardless of background, if they would surrender completely to Him. I’ve always enjoyed reading missionary stories such as the Hudson twins to Asia, or of the Elliots and their fateful trip into Inca territory. I’ve enjoyed stories such as “God’s Smuggler” about Brother Andrew, “Tortured for Christ” about Wirmbrand, and like George, I too have read “Revolution in World Missions”. So to read George’s story and to discover myself a contemporary to half his children, was amazing. Then to discover that he had some of the same character-quirk hang-ups that I do, made the ability to relate even stronger.

The style of writing was very personal, like that of reading a memoire more than a biography of one’s life. Eventually I’d discover that the author was (spoiler alert) married to one of George’s kids. This made the telling of the story very personal, and it was impossible to miss the growing sense of “goodbye” that was looming as the author approached the latter pages of the book. Most professional editors would have had a conniption at Jed’s sentence fragments, or worse, at his use of the occasional single-word sentence, but he was writing this way on purpose. This book is a very personal work, and to remove some of the conversational structure of the writing would have been to render it’s heart anemic. The telling of this story was both personal and introductory.

As I sit here now writing out my thoughts, I too am left with a sense of what this world has lost. I look forward to meeting George in heaven one day and am grateful to hear that his family continues to reach out to people on the mission field and at home.”

By Marilynn Dawson
Author of “Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey”, “Mom’s Little Black Book: Godly Advice for the High School Graduate”, “Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author” and “Dressed for Eternity”.

Mp3 of George Markey’s Last Message!

Now available for download!

Now available for download!

Many have inquired about obtaining a copy of the last message that George Markey gave at the mission’s conference. It was given a little more than a month before he passed away. Much of his message is a summary of his life, as well as lessons he learned as a pastor both in the U.S. and overseas. The mp3 audio recording can now be found here.

Partner in the Distant Fields!

Georgia is southwest of Russia and on the northeastern border of Turkey.

Georgia is southwest of Russia and on the northeastern border of Turkey.

Have you seen the “Partner in the Distant Fields” page? Click here and read about missionaries out on the field serving in places such as Iraq, Georgia, and Siberia!

Come back as this page will soon be updated to include those serving in Ukraine and Hungary.

Saturday July 12th–Distant Fields at Crawfordsville Public Library

For tomorrow only, Distant Fields will be available at the Montgomery County Writer’s Fair. The fair will take place at the pavilion behind the public library from 10-12 in the morning. Renee Gourley, daughter of George Markey, will be present to answer any questions and share the story of her father and his continuing legacy.

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