No, I’m not moving. These treasures we found are for refugee families, people who had to leave their land and have no home of their own. It is important to have a way to keep and carry their belongings. 

I am privileged to be part of a team that provides a women and children’s drop in afternoon each Wednesday for refugees.  Chai tea, coffee, snacks, crafts, loving care…

‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matt 25:35
We welcome up to 30 women and children each week. Today an overjoyed refugee woman received a Bible in her own language. Another got a needed baby carriage. One mom told me with a smile that it feels like home here. 

Today as a special treat some of the ladies cooked a meal from their homeland for us all (of course we bought the groceries 🙂 )

That’s Rebekah on the left. We started this group two years ago. To protect their safety and identity I covered the eyes of these dear refugee ladies. 

This sweet girl along with everyone else both old and young loves these stick on tattoos!  It is a simple thing that makes them smile. Even the grandmas sitting cross legged on the carpet let me put a flower or heart tattoo on their arm!!! A sweet way to connect especially if they don’t speak English or German!!

If you have any of these tattoos that you want to pop in the mail to me I know they would bring many smiles!!! (Just email me for the address)

I would appreciate your prayers that we could share the love of Jesus in word and deed with these dear people in their new land. 

A new land for my guys!

David turned 15 and started high school!!! He likes his classmates and school and he is looking forward to prep beginning for the next musical. I am sure he also loves learning and doing homework. 🙂 Jonathan starts his second year of college on Monday to become a kindergarten teacher (also includes caregiver training). He would like to get a job with the Vienna boys choir after graduation as a caregiver. Sort of like being a big brother and traveling the world when they are on tour!

Please pray for upcoming  events:

Sept 16- my church’s women’s breakfast – I am teaching on ‘What is a Titus 2 woman?!?’ See vs 3-5 🙂

Sept 22 to 24 – small group leader training for Freed Life discipleship ministry

Oct 14 and Nov 11 – project days for women at church to sew 200 bags for refugee Christmas gifts. 

Oct 20 to 22 – ladies retreat for our church (I head up women’s ministries in my church)

Oct 30 – start of 4 weekly studies in Jude to  train women in inductive Bible study

Nov 7 to 10 – advanced leadership training course for Freed Life discipleship course

Feb 24 to 27, 2017 – Freed Life course with Croatians in Croatia

Thank you for praying!!!