Posted by jones on May 31st, 2016 | 5 comments
Greetings from Berlin! Earlier this month we had the fabulous opportunity to get away with our team for a time of business, teaching and refreshment. It was very encouraging and we are excited about the way that God is moving in and through C&MA workers here in NE Germany. Above is a picture of all of us who are currently on the field. (from left to right)
Abby Loos in Waren (Müritz)
Mike & Elissa Picconatto in Berlin with Johannah, Caleb & Joshua
Caleb & Erin Kohl in Waren (Müritz) with Viola, Lily and Josiah
Ben & Sarah Carey in Waren (Müritz) with Travis, Hannah, Emma and Leah
Please pray with us for smooth transitions as we welcome other teammates in the coming weeks:
June 2nd~ José and Melanie Chinchilla will return to begin a work among Spanish speakers in the city
June 7th~ Darrell and Cheryl Phenicie will arrive to begin working among Arabic speakers in the city
June 11th~ Summer Hartzler will return to minister in Waren (Müritz), a city about 2 hours north of Berlin
As many of you know, our family is preparing to return to the states for a year of home assignment. We will leave Berlin on July 9th. Please pray for us as we deal with the many details of an overseas move as well as transition out of our ministry assignments here. Pray that as others step into fill the roles that we have had that they would be empowered by the Holy Spirit and encouraged in their giftings. And please especially pray for the members of the Evangelische Kulturwerstatt (our church) as they are affected by this change.
One big prayer request at the moment is that Don would find someone to take over the youth group he has been leading. Those that he has already approached about it are not able to take it on at this time. We’re praying that God provides the right person for the job!
Please also pray for us as we say many goodbyes… that is the hardest part, for us adults as well as for the kids.
Many in our Alliance family will celebrate Great Commission Day this May and June. It is a time of year we come together to make a special effort for extra giving to the Great Commission Fund. May we ask you to consider a special above-and-beyond gift? You can give during your church’s celebration, or online at www.cmalliance.org/resources/church/2016/gcd/. Be sure to watch the inspiring video about C&MA ministries that is also on that page!