Monday, April 20, 2020

We Even Made Them Think!

Many years ago, there was a TV show called "Kids Say the Darndest Things". This week, during our youth leader training, I just had to take some notes, because it felt like "Teens Say the Darndest Things"! Our young leaders were telling how their Good Friday youth group went. One of the girls said that there were three guys in the Zoom group that they didn't know. The 2 girls that lead the group were so excited about this and one of them said, "We even made them think!"

They went on to tell us that one of the guys was a skeptic and was making all kinds of crazy arguments, just for the sake of arguing. The incredible thing was that one of the guys that has been coming to youth group since camp last year, but is not yet a Believer, started speaking up and defending the girls and what they were saying about the Bible! We all had to laugh a bit and get excited about how God is using this isolation time in very unexpected ways!

It seems like there is not much to tell about during this time. Sometimes the days all seem to blur into each other, but there are definitely some moments that sparkle! Spring has truly come to Leipzig and I have been able to enjoy some wonderful times on my balcony. Sometimes it's talking to God and sometimes it's talking to someone else on Skype! I am so thankful for our beautiful balcony.

Me on our balcony, praying in the Josiah Venture online Prayer Room

Emily's Puppy 
My Fox
Another fun thing is that our daughter, Emily, and I have taken an online crafting class together. For those of you who don't know, Emily and her husband, Alpha, are missionaries in Bangladesh. Here is what we made together across the thousands of miles!

No one knows how long this will last or what life will look like when the isolating is over, but I am so thankful that God has not isolated Himself and that He is still working and still giving good gifts!

Prayer Points:

  • Pray for our summer ministry. We have no idea what it will look like, but we know that God has a plan.
  • We have had to cancel all our Short Term Church Teams coming from North America to help with camps this summer. Pray for each of the team members that will be home this summer, that God will use them where they are.
  • Pray for our Interns. We will make a final decision on May 15 if our North American Summer Interns will come for the summer. Whether or not they come, our 2 German Interns are still planning on doing ministry with us this summer. Pray for their support raising. You can click here for Anna and here for Sophia, if you would like to give toward their ministry.