Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Believers, Jesus House and Interns

I want to start out with an exciting update from my last post.  Two of the girls from our Girls' Weekend have become believers!  This is so exciting, as we and you have been praying for them!  Please, continue to pray that they will grow and reach out to tell their friends about Jesus!

We are doing something called, "Jesus House" this whole week at church (March 21-25).  It is coordinated with other youth groups here in the city and is an outreach for the teens to invite friends.  Last night we had over 100 people there.  Pray that more teens will come and hear the good news of Jesus.  Here are a few pictures from the last two nights! 

View of the Stage

Round-Robin Ping-Pong -- Our kids' favorite game!!!

Hawaii Bread - A piece of bread with ketchsup, ham, pineapple, cheese, then toasted.  Quite tastey!

We sit around tables and on couches.  Notice me in the background, at the back with the glasses on! :0)

The first night was a short talk about Jesus coming to earth, then a time for questions and answers. Here are kids lighting candles around a crèche (manger).

Teens putting their names on a cross.

A great, comfortable atmosphere, as our sanctuary was changed into a "livingroom"!

We are so excited to see what God will do through this week of outreach!  Please, pray as our kids invite their friends!

We are also so excited about our 4 summer interns!  Please pray for each of them as they raise their support and prepare for coming this summer!
Steffen Kellner from Leipzig

Emily Sherek from Michigan

Brittany Hoogstraal from Florida

Sam Meisenhelder from Oregon

Also, please pray for us as we need to make a short, unexpected trip to the US April 15 - 30 to take care of our house. Pray that God will give us wisdom as to if we need to sell it or to continue renting it out. Pray that as we make repairs and updates that all will go smoothly and as inexpensively as possible. Thank God for our friends in the area that are willing to help us out, as well as Emily and Alpha, as they are now living in the house and Nate and Raine, as they plan to fly out from Colorado to help us get things done and go through our stored belongings. 

Lots of things to pray for this time!  Just to recap the prayer requests:
  • Pray for the two girls who have become believers
  • Pray for our trip back to the States and wisdom about selling or renting out our house
  • Pray for "Jesus House" outreach
  • Pray for our four interns


Unknown said...

We love reading your blog! Thanks for sharing all that God is doing through you all. Praying for you often. Much love, Dave & Ramona

Unknown said...

Love you:-) Praying for your continued inroads through the love of Jesus!!

Zoanna said...

good news---will be praying for requests. Did Emily and husband move out of house? Exciting to hear of new believers and your youth work. Blessings, Zo

Unknown said...

Thank you for the update, and good news of new believers! We will be praying for wisdom about your house and all that is involved in either getting it on the market or rental.
love you guys,

Steffen Kellner said...

Nice update. I like the Hexagons on the first picture :-)

Elaine Anderson said...

Good to hear your news, Lina, and esp. about the 2 new Believers. Your Mom had mentioned about the upcoming house decisions. Will continue to pray re. that, as well as your other requests. Great to see what's happening among the youths over there, and interns coming this summer. God's surely on the move! Blessings to you and Jim-- Elaine

Jeanine said...

Wow, Lina. What a great group of kids. Your excitement comes through and is contagious! I hope we are going to see you when you come to the States.