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Quick Update~ November 2015


Will you praise God with us for the following? We have seen God work in great ways in the lives of H. and B. (see previous post).  H. led our small group Bible Study last week and did a great job! We had a blessed time together as a family as we took a vacation during the kids’ fall break from school.  We are also thankful for the protection God gave us as we drove and for the relaxation he provided. Will you pray with us for the following requests? Entdecker (youth group for 5th graders and older) has been […]

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Exciting News


Dear Friends and Family, The summer months have ended and the kids have been back in school for a whole week now.  It has been such a great summer of ministry for us this year! We updated you a few weeks ago about our Wild West Camp, and all of the really exciting things God did during that time.  One of the greatest joys is the contact that we have been able to have with the parents of some of the students.  Please continue praying that God will give us great conversations with these new friends and that these conversations […]

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Summer Camps


Dear Friends and Family, Our NE Germany team has invested in summer camp ministries for many years.  At first we offered an English Camp for teenagers.  In 2012 we began partnering with a German para-church organization to offer a summer family camp.  This year in addition to those two camps we offered a camp for kids ages 8 to 11 with a “wild west” theme. Why “wild west” you might ask?  We found a camp just two hours north of Berlin where the kids could sleep in covered wagons!  It was exciting to spend time last week teaching the kids […]

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Baptisms and good conversations…


In our April 2015 update we shared with you the story of a man who came to Christ through the connections he made with Christian parents at the “Coloured World of Kids” pre-school. Yesterday we had the privilege of watching Daniel be baptized! What an exciting time it was. With his permission, we are sharing a photo with you and thanking you tremendously for your prayers. Please keep praying~ we desire to see many more living here in Berlin take that step! In June 2015 we asked you to pray for those participating in the recent faith course. Yesterday was […]

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June 2015

Cross on TV Tower

Dear Friends and Family, Thank you so much for all of your intercession on behalf of our faith course!  God has been revealing Himself to all of our participants.  At the beginning of our last evening together we asked them to write or draw a picture of where they have come from with the idea of faith and where they are now.  It was so encouraging to see how God has been working in each of their lives. One person was sharing about how she began the course with the intent of proving to herself that Jesus and faith were […]

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May 2015

Good Friday Service

We continue to work this month to offer events and meetings that we pray God will use to draw people to himself. Among others we’ll be involved in our normal church services, Youth Group, Kids Clubs, Children’s church, Emmaus Discipleship Course, Home Group, Art Gallery Exhibit, planning for summer camps, support work at the pre-school, ladies’ cooking evening and just spending time with the people that God puts in our path. Please pray for each interaction, that we would be anointed by the Holy Spirit and be worthy Ambassadors of the Gospel of Jesus. Two weeks ago at our home […]

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April 2015


Dear Friends and Family, We are so thankful for you who pray for us continually! Because of your prayers we can see how God is moving. We are thrilled to share with you that after 7 years of praying for Don’s good friend H. he has made a decision to begin the journey of faith! We are thrilled to see what God has in store for him. Last Thursday Don began teaching the Emmaus Course (a course on basics of the Christian faith) and his friend, H., decided to begin to take the course. In his own words, “it was […]

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February 2015

our most recent family picture

Dear Friends and Family, A few weeks ago the congregation at Freischwimmer held their annual meeting.  It was a great meeting and we saw God do some surprising things, including having the congregation express the desire to move from being a church plant to being an active church!  The official church planting service will be held on March 8th. One change that will happen as we move in this direction is that the congregation will now call themselves the “evangelische Kulturwerkstatt” (evangelical culture workshop).  For the purpose of our letters to you, we’ll probably refer to the church as EK. […]

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December 2014


The picture above shows how full the service was on November 9, 2014. This was not only the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was a day when our church dedicated five babies to the Lord! Many guests were present for the baby dedication. We celebrated new beginnings for the babies, the parents and for those who no longer live under the oppression of the East German government!   After some time of connecting with churches in Pennsylvania, as well as vacationing with our extended family, we find ourselves back in Berlin during the Advent season. […]

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Friends & Family Camp Update


  Dear Friends and Family, We want to thank you all for your continued prayers, and especially for the prayers on behalf of our annual Friends & Family Camp! It has always been a highlight of our ministry year, and this year, due to vacation schedules, we had to rearrange some things and ended up meeting in October on the Baltic Sea in Poland. The accommodations were great and helped to build a great atmosphere amongst all of the families there. This year we had 68 people at camp, more than we’ve ever had in the summer! Many of the […]

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