Well we sure have been busy these past few weeks. We have had two more youth services since we last wrote and they have gotten progressively better. They are starting to open up to us and I really feel like I am starting to connect with them. This week we are talking about worry which should have a great impact on them. Pray that their hearts would be responsive to the message, and to the Holy Spirit.
In other news Aaron and I both got jobs on base at Ramstein. Aaron is going to be working at the bowling ally and his job gives us logistical support. Logistical support is where the military gives you access to the base, the commissary, they take care of your visa, you can also buy gas on base which is WAY cheaper, as well as we can use the gyms, and we get a special form that allows us to buy stuff in Germany without paying the German taxes :) This job doesn't give us medical support, but there are other jobs that do and now that we have our foot in the door it will hopefully be easier to get those better jobs. My job is at the cash cage where I will do currency exchange for the enlisted as well as a information kiosk for the air base. Once our paper work is processed we will be able to start work and enjoying the benefits of logistical support. We both have another job interview opportunity that involves working with children at the base day care the 17th please pray that it goes well... if it's God's will that is!
Now for some pictures!! I know these are long awaited and I hope they can satisfy.
First up here are some pictures of the house we are staying at:
The front of the house
The view of the street. In the middle you can see a church whose bells ring everyday, every 15mins starting at 7am ending at 9pm
(It's a good thing I promise!)
The view of the back yard. Isn't it beautiful? I can hardly wait until it is covered in snow!!!
Our cafe Eternal Perks
Painting our church
Aaron teaching our kids
Here is our College Bible study on Friday nights. It's more of an international study that started as a way to practice conversational English. There are students from Germany, India, Egypt, and recently a guy from France came! It was Peggy's Birthday when we took these pictures :)
On Monday we went to the Christmas Market in Kaiserslautern where we are sending a group to street witness on Thursday to reach both the Germans and Americans.
The market wraps around the church so it is always in the background.
A view of a small portion of the market.
Awesome Nativity Scene carved out of wood.
There is so much to see a learn and we have barely began to scratch the surface. We are close to moving into the previously mentioned apartment and are searching still for a car.
Prayer Requests for this week
- The youth service on Sunday for the kids' hearts to be open to the Holy Spirit
- The teams that are going out to the Christmas Market in K-Town
- The job opportunity on Saturday
Soon to come apartment blog post with pictures :)