So what’s new? What’s next?
In January I returned to language school. I decided to do this for several reasons. An obvious one is that in the months after my summer language school session I was not putting a lot of energy into actively learning German. I felt much more confident speaking but the quality of my grammar had plateaued and probably deteriorated. I wanted to learn German while I had the chance and communicate with Germans while I was here. Another reason is the structurelessness that I mentioned before. I knew I had to develop structure and going to daily language classes would give me that. Finally, it lined up with some of my personal purposes here in Berlin. If I am a Christian in Berlin what good does it do Berlin if I never leave the church? I wanted friends who needed to hear the gospel, and school seemed a great opportunity. Please join Jeff and I as we pray for our classmates and as we pray for opportunities to share the gospel with them.
The Sunday school team is gearing up for another English camp in March. The last camp was amazing and God used it in such clear ways, which makes me a little apprehensive preparing for another. Will God do it again? Could this camp possibly be better than the last? Our theme this time the Olympics. We have some beautiful flyers to give to all the neighbors and we’re hoping to have a large crowd this year. Please pray for the team that’s getting ready for camp. There is a lot of work to do and only a few weeks left. Please pray that lots of kids will come! Pray that this camp will be an opportunity to introduce more families in the area to our church.
As my time in Berlin is drawing to a close, I am getting more desperate to make the most of what time I have left. I am developing a list of things I want to do in the city before I leave and things I want to see while I have the chance. Mostly though, I want to leave knowing that I poured my heart into the people I’ve met here. I want to know that I’ve been a good friend to my friends at church at school. I want to know that I said yes to everything God asked me to do. Please pray that I will share the gospel boldly at all times. Pray that I will love extravagantly despite that departure date that tells me that it’s time to distance myself. Pray for God’s grace.
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