“When did you last thank God for not showing you the future? Think about the things you did not have to worry about, because you did not know that they would happen.”
“When did you last thank God for not showing you the future? Think about the things you did not have to worry about, because you did not know that they would happen. ”
That’s a strange, new thought. Usually we thank God for things that have happened, not for something that has not happened. But it is true. We often wonder if we would have done it all, if we had known in advance what would happen.
Our life here in Michigan is intense, but we as family are fine: Christoph gets challenged in the training. Today he was able to complete the 2nd state examination (airframe) and is now in the last section (powerplant). He works with his colleagues on several projects, such as to newly cover a fabric airframe, to reconstruct a broken-down helicopter tail, etc. To get back into the cockpit routine and gain more experience, Christoph has flight training 1-2 times / week.
Nina experiences the beginning of spring with the 4 kids as a great relief. They are outdoors for several hours a day and learn together in homeschool lessons. The first time in the morning, when everyone sits together on the couch to explore God and his creation in books, is the most beautiful. In the weekly homeschooling group, at Tae Kwon Do and the children’s meeting in the church, the kids can play together with their friends.
In order to use the good location of our house directly at the airport, we have students or teachers for lunch every week. Through our 4 kids, we often come into conversations with strangers when shopping and the question why we are in Michigan, always leads to the same topic: Our heart is burning for Jesus
Through intercultural training with a former missionary couple, we are preparing for working with another foreign culture. It is important to know how conflicts often arise only through cultural differences.
Our desire, to help poor people in remote areas through physical help and the gospel, remains the same. We still want to serve in Guatemala. God has already given us some faithful people to help us along this path. Since our preparation and later work is supported exclusively by our own resources and donations, we would be glad if you also support our service and thereby make it possible.
Thank you for your prayers, financial gifts or encouraging words.