Thursday, July 06, 2006

Rain and Internet Cafes in Sonthofen

Hello all! Here I am in an internet cafe in Sonthofen Germany. This is in Bavaria, at the base of the Alps. It is right at the border of Austria, if you're looking for it on a map.

We are having a wonderful time so far. We have been very blessed by God and by our host Linda. (By the way, I'M on a German keyboard, so if something is weird, blame my hands, as they donät know German).

We have 3 apartments for our team in a wonderfully quaint little village nearby called Allstäden. It looks just like you would imagine Bavaria - flowerboxes in every window, narrow streets, and frequent cobblestone walks. Many people bike around. We have language adventures everytime we go to the grocer or bakery, but we've managed to eat well despite ourselves.

We notice that there are crucifixes every where we go. We've seen numerous ones on the side of the road, in seemingly out of the way places. Our host explains that this is from their Christian heritage. Many, many people have this slight connection, but it is not a heart relationship for them. They know a form, but they do not know the Person. We are just praying about this whenever we encounter it.

We have the opportunity to do worship for a small church in Füssen this Sunday! They have many songs that we do in English and they do in German, so they are happy to have us. We are blessed and humbled, wondering what we can offer. All we can offer, is a drink from Living Water, by His power. If you think about us, pray for us this Sunday, that we can share a little blessing with these wonderful people!

Our team member who was going to bring a laptop wasn't able to, so right now I can't post a picture. Maybe later!

We miss all of you back home. Hope all is well. I hope to be back in a few days, maybe after our church time.

Check out Psalm 46. God IS our refuge and strength!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Hi guys! So wonderful to hear from you. I am enjoying your house and yard very much. Anxious to hear about all your adventures. That is such a cool opportunity on Sunday. I will continue to keep you in prayer. Blessings!