Crossing borders

Have you ever felt lost? Feeling lost in a city is probably not as bad as feeling lost when you cross the door step of your house and step into a completely different culture and language. LOST!
You might even feel quite unappreciated when the people you are trying to reach with the Gospel (who without it will die and go to hell) tell you that your are stupid. That’s what happened to me the other day.
I think we are learning that we need to be prepared and ready to expect to live among people who are not dying to hear our message but do everything to discourage us in our task. And that’s is the point when it comes down to God. Why are we where we are? We are not there because of the people but because of God! We are his messengers and he sent us out! We are just doing our job. Now this job might be a little bit easier when it is at least not made harder then it has to be.
We were encouraged by our teacher today who said something like this:

“Remember that those thoughts ‘I will never learn this language’ or ‘I will never get this’ don’t come from the Lord. They come from Satan. We are at war.”

We want to urge you with Paul together:

“Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me.” Ro. 15:30 NLT

Please pray for us now and in the future because the intensity and the struggle we  face in this simulation is nothing compared to what we will face in this simulation! We are at war together!

survival camp

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Today we will start a 3 day camping trip without tents. We will walk to the campsite with the use of a compass and gps, locate the tarps we need for shelter and the food. Upon arrival we will begin to set up our shelters with the use of string and tarp. During these three days we will have several outdoor classes and learn a lot of things about living in the outdoors and surviving on as little as possible.

The temperatures are in the 60s and lows of 40. Please pray for a good time out in the woods and especially for Ben that we can keep him warm!

Seit zwei Wochen ist die Schule in vollen Gang! Dieses Semester hat bereits mit sehr praktischen Themen begonnen, wir lernen in Missionary Technology alles vom Löten bis zu wie man seine eigene Solaranlage baut.School is running since two weeks! This semester started out very practical with Missionary Technology. We are learning a ton of stuff from soldering to building your own electric power supply.