We've arrived here in Germany...a whole new world from where we just came from! Language, customs, attitudes etc. are all so different here.
We had a good train ride and a beautiful day to go with it. 13 hours after we left the apartment in Rome, we arrived at the house here in Germany. What a day, but thankful to have made it safe without losing any baggage and without anyone getting hurt!
Dave and I went in to Munich today. We went and visited with a man that Dave had met last year only to find that he is in the States for a few months. We ended up meeting his father and the church they attend were about to have an outreach at the busiest place in Munich. He invited us to come a long and asked Dave to do some street preaching! We had about 30 minutes before it started and so we went and did another errand. I began praying that Dave would have wisdom to know what to do. This is an outreach that we knew would proclaim Jesus, but in ways that maybe we ourselves would need to compromise on. As we walked to the site, huge flags and loud speakers were prevalent. A song was playing on the speakers that we quickly recognized as a song that we were not comfortable with. God gave Dave wisdom through that. I thank Him for answering my prayer. Without going through a lengthy discussion as to why we did not yoke up with these other Christians, I will just say that we are thankful that God worked the way He did and that we have peace about not compromising what we believe to be a doctrinal issue.
We found out today that the pastor of the church we are to help this weekend has had a possible stroke. We have not been able to confirm all of the details yet, but please be in prayer for Pastor Falk and for his wife. Please also be praying that God would direct us in how we can best be helpful while we are here. Some plans are completely up in the air and we would appreciate clear leading.
Thank you again for praying! God bless you as you lift us up in prayer!
... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.