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October 2014


Dear Family and Friends,   Thank you all so much for your prayers for the ministries here in Berlin.  We are so appreciative of your support for us.  Here are a few updates and prayer requests.   Praise: ~ The youth program that Don has started at the ministry center is going well.  Three boys attend regularly and we are praying that these boys will invite their friends to come as well. Please pray that youth from the neighborhood where the ministry center is located would also begin attending. ~ The restructuring of the children’s ministry at Freischwimmer has gone […]

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July 2014


Thanks for being faithful in reading the updates about what God is doing and showing us here in Berlin! Here are just a few praises and prayer requests for the month of July: ~ Throughout the World Cup, we have had opportunities to watch the games with friends. As we watched the game last weekend with our neighbors, it was interesting to be part of conversations that revolved around faith. We encounter people everyday who are either very closed to the good news or have no idea what it means to believe in Jesus. Please continue to pray for people […]

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June 2014


Greetings from Berlin! We continue to thank God for YOU as we partner together to share Christ’s love. We have to be honest with you, though~ There are times when we find it hard to write updates. There are months where we do the same kind of investing over and over again. And we completely understand that the ways we invest don’t always sound that exciting in our updates: leading Bible Studies, teaching children’s church, having cake/coffee/dinner with those we’re reaching out to or discipling, making sure the bookkeeping is done, cooking with ladies, watching football with men… Our work […]

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May 2014


To our faithful supporters: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Just as Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, we write to you that we do continually thank God for you! We are very aware that we are not here on our own~ our Lord sustains us and your prayers accompany us on this journey. We also recognize that there is an enemy who does not want the kingdom of God to grow. Please pray with us as we face challenges that we believe are spiritual attacks. Despite such things, we take comfort […]

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April 2014


    Greetings from Berlin where Spring has sprung! We are grateful for warmer weather and sunshine! Above are a few pictures from our Lego Brunch last Sunday. You can click on them to make them bigger. Here is a quick look at what is happening with us: ~ In March the Freischwimmer church started a new preaching series. We are going through the book “The Story” together. This is a walk through the Bible in chronological order. We are doing one chapter each week and discussing the material in our home groups as well. Please pray for those who […]

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February 2014

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We’re getting this posted a bit later than we had hoped! Nonetheless, we value your prayers and thank God for you regularly! The video above was made for a church who wanted to introduce our kids to their children’s church program. We thought you might enjoy it as well! Here is a look at what God has been doing in our corner of the world: Our teammates in the city of Waren had an exciting time leading an English Camp for kids during the winter break. Here is an article that you can check out about it: http://www.cmalliance.org/news/2014/02/17/permission-to-build/ Our good […]

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November 2013


The months have flown by here in Germany.  It just seems like we just sent the kids back to school, and now we are looking at the upcoming Winter/Christmas break in a few weeks. Things have not been idle here this fall.  There have been some really cool things that God has been doing in lives here in Berlin and Northeast Germany that we want to share with you. The new vision process for Freischwimmer has been going very well.  We have been praying Romans 15:5-6 over the process, and are seeing God move in great ways as He pours […]

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Be Thou “Our” Vision…


As our church sets off on a time of concentrated vision development, will you pray with and for us? Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, Naught be all else to me, save that thou art; Thou my best thought by day and by night, Waking and sleeping, thy presence my light. Vision is an interesting word… it’s likely that each of us wants vision in our life. We want to know the purpose that God has for our individual existence. Sure, there are many foundational truths in God’s word that are meant for every believer, but we […]

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Summer Camps Update


As of yesterday our summer ended!  Dane and Jenna went back to school after a 6 ½ week summer vacation.  With summer behind us, we want to send a quick update on how our summer camp ministries went this year.  The summer was so full that we just didn’t manage to update you as often as we wanted. Thank you so much for praying and interceding on behalf of our international workers and the teams from the U.S. who spent time this summer ministering. Family and Friends Camp, Dzwirzyno, Poland   This year about 70 people took part in our […]

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We’ve promised to be a bit better at keeping you up to date with what’s happening in our corner of the world, so here’s a little insight into one way we’ve been able to experience God at work. Each month most of the ladies on our team have been part of the Feinkost cooking evening. Feinkost is the German word for “delicatessen”. No, I don’t mean the deli counter where we buy lunch meat. It’s used to refer to a higher quality of food, something that’s a cut above that which we eat each and every day. We are using […]

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