Waiting in line for the next steps…

Next week we will make a trip to the foreigner’s office to apply for renewed visas. We would love for you to pray as we prepare for this appointment. While we do not anticipate any problems in renewing our visas

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The light

Sometimes, especially in this season of the year, it becomes hard to see the light. Where we live in Northern Germany, we will soon only have 6 hours of daylight. Despite this fact, we live in the constant reality of

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Traveling with children…

At the end of October, the five of us boarded a plane and flew to the coast of southern France to spend a week in retreat with other cross-cultural workers serving in Europe. It was a wonderful time of sharing,

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500 years ago…


Recently we are seeing more and more advertisements for “pilgrimages” being offered from Hamburg to Wittenberg in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation. These advertisements can be seen everywhere — from billboards to TV! We are

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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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