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The Highs and the Lows

Christmas 2016The last few months have been full. Christmas activities included a Christmas Tea, taking in a Christmas Service in Berlin, and our regular service on Christmas Day.

Skyler was able to be home with us at Christmas and we were also blessed to include R…., a refugee convert, in our family celebrations. It was his first time to celebrate the birth of his Lord and Savior. He was taken back by the giving spirit that embodies Christmas. His gifts were a combination of gifts given by our family, church family and members of our support team in America who gave extra.


In the background lay Skyler’s illness. For those who may have missed the news, Skyler has suffered with serious digestive failure for a year and a half. We visited many doctors and went through many tests and medications until we finally found a doctor who would take the illness seriously and could properly diagnose it.

Skyler has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Right after Christmas he landed back in the hospital for the third time. He spent a good part of January at Charite hospital in Berlin. They took him off all medications and began a new battery of tests to determine if he was a candidate for a different treatment.

A big thanks goes out to friends from all over the world who prayed for us during this health crisis. Skyler is back at his studies in Berlin. This week he is preaching at a week-long youth outreach. We are excited to see how God is going to use Skyler! Please check out The Sudbrock Scoop on Facebook for the latest information.

We are so very thankful for our faithful support team! Your faithfulness makes our ministry possible. We are also very blessed to have supporters send extra in the last months. It could not have come at a more needful time. In addition to paying German income taxes, our old car needed many repairs to get it through inspection, and as we all well know, hospital visits always come with hidden expenses.

Thanks so much for your support! Paul, Chelli and the Sudbrock Kids.


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