Changing taste buds…

Many of our German friends have asked about our 6-week trip to the U.S. this summer. We truly had a wonderful time reconnecting with family and friends, churches and organizations, and meeting new people. It was a jam-packed summer; the

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Our summer plans…

 

Soon we will take a short break from our blog. The girls’ school break begins on Saturday, July 22nd (you read that right!) We will be taking a trip to the United States from the end of July until

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G20 Summit…

You may be aware of the events that happened in Hamburg during the G20 summit global leadership meetings. From July 6th-9th there were riots, protests, cars set on fire, public destruction of private and public property and mass chaos throughout

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Sometimes feedback feeds us…

Recently we ALL attended a conference in Vienna, Austria to equip us in our work with Muslims and refugees. We were all able to attend because childcare was offered at the conference! This is quite rare for such conferences in

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Seeing clearly…

Since January, we’ve had the privilege of sharing our testimony regularly at churches in the Hamburg area. In most instances we are welcomed with open arms, but sometimes we do experience resistance. We’re not sure why — perhaps it is

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Sex, religion and politics…

Now that Germany is beginning to feel like “home” we sometimes forget we are still “learners” in the culture. We were reminded of that fact this past Sunday while speaking at a local church. We have been sharing our testimony

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Can we break through…

Missions in Germany and in Europe is different than other places in the world. The fruit of ministry work does not come quickly and is not always apparent. While we do host gatherings for worship and Bible Study in our

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Chairs in a circle…

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On Sunday, February 26, we celebrated our second Pinneberg worship service. We hosted the service in our home. As the worship started, time just stood still. We realized, as we looked around the room at our friends giving praise to

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German “fairytales”…

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Recently, we had guests in our home, which we simply love. We enjoy introducing friends to everyday life and culture in Germany.

On a recent tour of Hamburg with a friend from the U.S., we stopped by the most beloved

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Unbeatable “spirit”…

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The other day in German class, we had to choose a picture and talk about it with a partner. On the table were several pictures and one of them was a picture of a church in Hamburg that we love

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