Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Youth Retreat Pictures

Thought I would show you a few pictures from our youth retreat!  What great teens!!!!

Here's the whole group!
Jim in deep discussion
Breakfast is ready!
Everyone gets a chance to wash up!

Our youngest attender!

We stayed in the coach house of this castle


Getting ready for Capture the Flag

Run, Jo-Jo!

Always ready to play card games!

Time to eat again!

How do we get out of this?

Time to talk and enjoy the sun.

Thanks for praying!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Grab Your PJ's! We're Heading to Narnia!

Tomorrow starts the "Herbst Ferien" (Fall Break) here is Leipzig.   We leave tomorrow for a youth retreat with about 16 high school students!  But that's not all...

Grab your PJ's and open the Wardrobe!

That's right!  It's an ALL GIRLS, ALL NIGHTER at the Millers with ALL the NARNIA MOVIES!!!

The invitations

It should be lots of fun and lots of practice for my German, as we will be watching the movies in German!  Good thing I know the story line!

So, over the next few days, please pray for us.

  • Pray that God will use the retreat to bring the young people closer to Him
  • Pray for me as I do a seminar on Homosexuality
  • Continue to pray for Jim's and my German language
  •  There have been some shootings in Bangladesh, one of them close to where Emily and Alpha live.  Emily is pretty stressed out.  We are praying that they would be able to spend Christmas with us.  Pray that if it is God's will, that He will provide Alpha's visa and the finances for them to come.
  • Pray for Nate's job, as he has had a few problems there.
  • Thank God that Jared is doing so well in school!  Pray that some of the scholarships he applied for this summer will come through for him.

We love being here and are so excited to be part of what God is doing!

So, tonight as you put on your PJ's or open your Wardrobe, remember to pray for us!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Looking for Summer Interns!

We are so excited that our ministry is ramping up!  We just returned from our Fall Conference for Josiah Venture.  It was a great time of fellowship, teaching and looking toward the future.  Jim and I went two days early for him to attend the JV Counsel meeting and I attended the Summer Camps planning meeting along with Steffen (from the Owl Glass story), our German friend, who was able to go with us.

Can you find Jim and me?  We're on the right hand side, three rows from the back.  Jim is on the end and I am about 4 people in.

Now we are starting to plan our Summer 2016!  We are planning to have an English Camp next summer as an outreach for our youth group.  We are praying for 3 interns and one church short-term team to come over and help us.  Let us know if you or anyone you know is interested.  Just think, being a part of the launching of JV Leipzig!!!!!

Here is a great video from a Summer Intern this summer.  A Summer Intern Story from Josiah Venture on Vimeo.