Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Answers Coming In!

So many of you wrote to tell me you were praying after my last post! Thank you! I am just now updating you because it seems that every few days, our summer changes!

We did a week-end retreat with a church in Magdeburg, near one of our canceled camps. What an exciting time! There were about 15 teens there, most of which were not believers! We will be doing more follow-up with them.

Teens from our Magdeburg Week-end.

Pavel, one of our interns, sharing his story.
Everyone excited for Jim's BBQ!

Ready to serve it up!
Teens during one of the talks.

 This past week we finished our first week-long camp. This camp was in the Brandenburg area and draws from 4 communities, only one of which has a church with a pastor. This was very exciting, as we have been training the teens to run their own youth groups the past 2 years. The camp had 31 teens, about half of which are not believers and some who have never even thought about God before this week! It was so incredible to see most of them come to the individual churches in their villages the day after camp finished!

Lina speaking at evening program

Yes, that was Jim and Lina 30 years ago...Really, I was using it as an illustration!
Of course, messy games!
The girls dressed up for Banquet Night

Western Night!

Campers glued broken pieces to a cross during our afternoon Labyrinth experience.

Broken pieces

Campers in Zeesen on Sunday after Camp

Campers at Guben church on Sunday

Campers at Eisenhűttenstadt church

Campers at Cottbus Church
Please, continue to pray. We will be doing a small 5-day camp next week and we are hoping to do more follow-up with each of the campers from all the camps over the next few weeks.

No, summer is not turning out how we originally planned, but we are CERTAIN it is turning out how God is planning!!!


Unknown said...

Praising God for His work and your work in the lives of these young adults! Multiply the work of Your hands O Lord!

Vonie G said...

I love the broken pieces on the cross! Love reading your news and it's a privilege to pray.