The Reformation Festival was refreshing this year as the people were more open to our witness as ever before. It could be that they are beginningReformation Festival to expect our presence and message at the festival. We passed out many tracts, Bibles and lots of balloons. Our balloons were a big hit. They were lit with a small LED light with the Text “The Light of The World” and our website address on them. On our website, we wrote a gospel tract to coincide with the balloons. We praise the Lord for the many people who went to our site and read about The Light of The World, Jesus!

Ministry is about connections.  An Isolationist cannot be a successful soul winner.  We are constantly looking to build connections and find points of contact.  On the Night of Lights, we handed out 198 lit balloons with the text “Das Licht dieser Welt”… ( The light of the World…)  and our church’s web address.  On the website, we created an online Tract called “Das Licht”.  This serves not only to spread the gospel, but also to help our young believers to break into sharing the gospel. 

Our church is working through the Gospel of John. We are in the 16th chapter and we are having a blast. The people are getting excited and involved in witnessing. 

Our prayer and testimony times on Sundays are becoming about outreach rather that the typical, "I have a need" session. This last Sunday one of our ladies testified of how God had given her opportunity to communicate her faith to co-workers.   Skyler testified how God had blessed the first meeting of the Bible study he started with young people from his school.  

We have been on furlough during the past eight weeks, visiting many of our supporting churches in Ohio, Iowa, and Indiana. We have been in a few new churches. It has been good to visit our faithful supporters and new churches as well, but now we are eager to get back home to Germany. We are sitting in the Newark airport awaiting our flight to Berlin.

A new opportunity to share Christ. That is our purpose. We have been in Germany for 18 years now. Our four children were born during those years. They are multi-cultural and multi-lingual. God has blessed us with souls saved and lives changed. Germans often question why we stay in Germany. "America is such a great place to live. Why do you choose to live here in Germany?" The answer is always the same, God sent us here and here we serve. The bulk of my ministry is in the German language. What a shame it would be if we couldn't use our German on a daily basis.

We have finished up John and are now working through Romans, being " not ashamed" of the Gospel.

Missionaries, Paul and Doris Brock have arrived back in Germany!  We are so excited to have them back.  They will be filling in during our furlough from the middle of June to middle of August. Please pray for them as they adjust back to their ministries here in Germany.

I wish to thank all of those who faithfully have continued our support throughout the years.  Without you holding the lines of our financial and prayer support we could not have served the Lord for the soon to be 18 years.  I pray that our Father rewards you greatly in this life as I know He will in the life to come.  Special thanks go out to those who have sacrificially increased our support due to some recent financial struggles.  We are excited to have four new supporters and two recent increases join us for the cause of souls in Wittenberg, Germany.