“How was the trip?” Is the first question people ask? “Awesome,” I say. Then comes, “What did you learn?” This is when it becomes overwhelming. When reflecting on the trip there is so much to process. Conversations, experiences, impressions were all like drinking out of a fire hose. Yet, now comes the challenge. What do we do? Mobilizing others to take action and respond to what God is doing in Germany is a huge next step. I feel God has spoken clearly to our team, but now is the time for action.
No doubt, the best place to start is with Prayer. We must pray. And I encourage big prayers, the ones that make God sweat a little. Let him know we are alive and engaged with His Kingdom. I have added a new page to this blog called Prayer Requests. You can access by Clicking Here, or on the main menu. I will start with the request I received through the main meetings and conversations we had on our trip. I will continue to add, update, and report on answered prayers. Please use the contact form to submit any request God has placed on your heart. This is the most important thing we can do.
Finally, Serve. We need people to go to Germany and be a part of what God is doing. We need people in the United States to help build and assist efforts forming to evangelize in Germany. We need Germans to engage not only refugees, but their communities in new ways.
There is a rare Window of Opportunity here. Many asylum seekers will not be granted visas and will quickly be returned home. For example, the young women we met whose family sold everything to move from Afghanistan. Her country is not considered a War Zone, and so her family will be sent back in a few weeks. We need to reach these people before they are sent home. All of the asylum seekers need to be shown the gospel, so they can take Jesus back to build new nations.
We must respond.
If you are interested in serving in any capacity please contact me direct:
Ben – firstname.lastname@example.org