Wow, what an adventure this has been so far!! I’ve been here in Germany for more than 3 months already, and still have plenty more to go! I’m so blessed to have this opportunity and I think about that daily!
I am so excited that my family is blessing me with bringing me home for Christmas (missionary funds are not being used for this)!!! I love my family so much and it will be an honor to spend Christmas with them and not miss another holiday with them (like Thanksgiving, which I wasn’t able to celebrate here). I know that chances are, one day I will miss a Christmas with my family for some reason or another but I’m glad that it’s not this year!
I want to say a little about the past two outreaches that we went on! They were in the same town, Steinhagen, so that was a really cool experience, to be able to go to a town twice. Because usually, we go to a town for a week, and then we never get to see the people there again, so this was a special experience. The first week in Steinhagen was a youth week, so my team was ministering to the youth group, and the second time we went there was for a weekend, for the Christmas Market and we ministered to the town alongside the youth group! Such an amazing experience!
I love Disney movies! I can’t wait to see this when I’m home for Christmas!!! :) Who want to go with me!?
Had an amazing week in Steinhagen!!! :) Can’t wait to go back in 2 weeks for the Christmas Market!!!
Wow! I can’t believe it’s already mid-October! I’ve almost been here for 2 months, we’ve been on 4 outreaches and I am SO excited to tell you that we have now seen 7 teenagers give their lives to God!!! Two of those were in Heubach, Germany (in the south) when I gave the invitation after speaking for one of the youth services. In Heubach, we had another week like in Weener where the youth group was staying with us at the church! This youth group was about 40 students and I had 9 girls staying in my room. It was so cool to get to know them and spend time with them. We had some really good conversations and I was even able to pray with some of the girls about things going on in their lives. When it was time to leave Heubach, I felt like I was leaving a youth group I had been serving with for a long time, and all the tears I saw showed me that they felt the same way! I am so thankful that God is allowing me to meet all of these teenagers all across Germany and help people find Him!
Please continue to pray for my team, these students who gave their lives to Jesus, and for our future outreaches!! Thank you for reading.
Pictures from Weener, Germany!
(The last four are in The Netherlands though, which is only about a 15 minute drive away from Weener.)
Wake the girls up and help prepare breakfast: 5:45am
High School classes: 8am
Truck/Street ministry: 3pm
Prayer time: 7pm
Evening program at the truck: 7:30pm
Evening closing/dinner: 11pm
Go to bed: 12am or later
This is what most days in Weener looked like and it was… amazing!!!! I won’t say that it isn’t exhausting being on ministry, because it is, but it is worth every minute of lost sleep!
When we would go to the school classes in the mornings we would talk about slavery and human rights (because we aren’t allowed to talk about Jesus) but we would always end by inviting the class to see the truck and hang out with us! Every single day, at least a few kids from each class would show up at the truck and then we would have the opportunity to share Jesus with them! We also had drum and dance workshops that went really well and a lot of the teenagers got involved!
The best part of this week for me though, was building friendships with students from the classes! Some of them came every day to the truck and to the big youth service we had on Saturday and even came to church on Sunday morning! But what I’m really excited to share is that five of these teenagers began a relationship with Jesus on Saturday night at the youth service!
God is so amazing and I am so excited to be able to experience teenagers giving their lives to Him!
Tomorrow we leave again for another trip, similar to the trip to Weener.
Heubach here we come!!!
Castles from the Autobahn!
Doritos are almost impossible to find in Germany and this is what they call ‘cool ranch’!