Once again another month has flashed by. I wonder so often where does the time go? One Monday you’re trying to wake up for worship and before you know it Friday is here.
This month has brought many new and exciting things that God is doing here.
The students are all growing so much. It is so encouraging to see them step up in their faith and be bold. Six weeks ago I created a cheesy challenge for the students to eat all their meals for one week with their hands. It didn’t fly with some people and was shot down after a couple days but what it did spark was a weekly challenge.
The first week was, if you see anyone with a red shirt you have to ask if you could pray for them. It was a real spark for the students and one week later during a sharing time they were all filled with stories. Every week we do this challenge, God is doing rad things every week with it.
One week ago I did a car share to Nuremberg (A city in the southern part of Germany.) It was a 4 hour dive and not only did we get up to 160mph on the autobahn but God opened the doors to share Christ. The guy and his girlfriend said they we’re not “religious” my response was that I wasn’t ether. They were shocked but then I said that I do believe in a personal relationship with Jesus and was able to share the message of the cross.
Peoples view here is so built on religion or the big church down the street but have no idea about a loving God that wants to have relationship with them. We talked for about 20 minutes about God and I believe that it truly impacted them.
On my was home I took the bus, arrived in Berlin and walked to the train to my neighborhood. It is 5 stops but something happened and the train only went 3, I wasn’t sure how to get back. I walked up to the conductor to ask and there was a English guy asking the same question for the same stop. So we got on the bus together and headed to my neighborhood. I asked what he does in Berlin and he asked me too and from there it lead into the Gospel. He was an atheist but after our talk he was so much more open to the Gospel.
In one short month we bind up and head for Cape Town on outreach. We will be serving there for 2 months. We plan to work in the townships outside the city as well in the city with street kids and also in many other ways.
We are all so excited to see what God will do with our time there. It is exciting for me because for most of the students it is their first time going into the mission field, (as Christians I believe we all live in the mission field but to see them and their joy to go to a different continent is so amazing)
Even though we’re still a few months out we are so looking forward to see what God has in store for the 2016 season. There is some rad stuff in the works that you will be soon filled in on in the life of skate ministry here to come.
I would also like to invite you to be apart of South Africa as well as the 2016 season. Prayer is most important, but also financially would be greatly appreciated. Living on support can be quite challenging at points but so rewarding to see Gods faithfulness. If you would like to help that would be AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much for your prayers and support this month.
Grace, peace and love.