Education and Development
- Paul Sudbrock
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As life changes, one must grow and change as well. We graduated from Bible College in 91 and 94 respectively. We were approved in 93 and I hit the deputation road as Chelli finished her last year of College. We arrived in Germany February of 1995. It was a fast track. We have enjoyed serving the Lord.
A year and a half ago, we realized the need to step into serious personal development in order to grow with the ministry here. Chelli worked so hard and obtained her Master’s in Education all the while not dropping the ball in the myriad of outreaches, we are involved in. She is a Super Woman and she doesn’t need a big SW to prove it.
I stepped into the mind twisting realm of Biblical Hebrew. In just 8 weeks from now, I will finish my second year of Hebrew. We are thankful that we were able to continue our education while continuing to minister here in Wittenberg. The benefits of such furthered education are seen daily in our effectiveness. We are thankful that God enabled us to keep the expense of this extra training at a minimum. Please pray with us as we work to fully pay off our extra educational costs. Any assistance is greatly appreciated and can be earmarked for ministry education.
In June, we were at the Luther Wedding Festival passing out tracts and communicating the Gospel. Chelli and I share our wedding anniversary with Martin and Katharina Luther so our anniversary is always celebrated with three full days of outreach and soulwinning.
We enjoyed taking twenty-two 6th graders on a three-day Bible camp. It was an amazing opportunity to model Christ before them. We spent sweet times in prayer, devotions and song. Please pray that the Spirit will draw them to salvation.
Chelli and Sadie taught a week of English camp in July with students from cities all across the state including Wittenberg. Pray for continued contact and impact as we work with these young people.
Serenity has been in the US for the last few weeks working at Homes of Hope for Children and visiting colleges. I will be meeting up with her in Ohio and fly back to Germany after dropping Samantha off in Georgia.
A large number of teens from Chelli’s school are attending English Bible Camp in Berlin this summer. None of which would have been possible without our outreach in the school. So thankful to know that God’s impact on their lives doesn’t take a summer vacation break.
Samantha has returned from South Africa, having had the wonderful experience of ministering Christ to orphaned children there for the past year. She will be here just a few short weeks before I take her to Georgia for college. Prayer requests are; the continued clarity of God’s leadership in her life, the cultural transition to America, a good car, and finances. If you would like to help support Samantha while she is in college, that would be a blessing to us. Any help given to Samantha’s education, is helping us and our ministry. Our abilities as missionaries to assist our kids in America is very limited.
If you have followed our ministry for long, you know that our car, Betsy, has been on a spree of breakdowns. She is 14 years old and has given her all for the ministry. During one such breakdown, what appeared to be a fatal event, we found Bob (car #2). He is the same make and model, but a year younger with only half the miles and in much better condition. I was able to talk the owner down to 2,500 Euro ($2,791.11); 2000€ cash and the rest over the next two months. We will be retiring Betsy (car #1) to a friend’s house where it can be used for spare parts for Bob.
- Prayer for soul winning zeal among Christians. The Gospel is the only way to change the World.
- Educational Costs
- Prayer for supporting churches. We have lost two recently.
- Our car repairs and the purchase of Bob the last few months total: $3500 + $557 future payments. Not including the rental car fees.
- Safe travel for Paul, Samantha, and Serenity to and from the states.
- Smooth adjustment as Samantha starts college
- School ministry – the new school year starts the second week of August
So grateful for your support!
Paul, Chelli and the Sudbrock Kids.