Gornau Greetings & Goings-on

Greetings from Gornau! It has been a long time since the last letter, but there is a lot of exciting news to share with you.

First, I preached a sermon for the first time this week. I covered Peter’s challenge to the community in 1 Peter 3:8-15 to, in light of the Gospel, be sympathetic and merciful with one another by refusing to speak ill of each other and instead to seek peace and thereby honor Jesus. The sermon was well-received, and I am looking forward to preaching again.

Secondly, work with the youth groups is continuing to go well. In April we had a retreat for the Witzschdorf and Dittmannsdorf youth groups and in May we had a retreat for the Gornau youth group. It was then that I shared the message that we, as the community of Jesus Christ, are sent into the world, because Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you,” and, “You will be my witnesses.” While we had our time to discuss serious issues, we also had time to have a little fun with an Oktoberfest themed barbecue!

Thirdly, I have two very exciting service trips coming up in August and October. I look forward to sharing more with you then.

So that’s what’s going on around this little speck on the map. For my part, I am incredibly thankful that I get to work in a wonderful little community in Germany where in word and deed I get to witness to the truth of God’s love for the world, a world which he refused to let go of, having reconciled it to himself through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I am also deeply grateful for those of you back home who are supporting me.

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