Friday, April 20, 2012

Bad Taste

 We had a "bad taste" party to start off the spring semester...
 here is yours truly between 2 really sharp- looking guys...
 On our staff, Vera and Anja, did not disappoint...
 Kris on the left also works with Connexxion 2 years... and Christopher came from Hamburg to check out the fun!
God blessed us with fun, good conversations, and lots of students spilling into the apartment!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

California Vision Trip

We were so blessed this March to be able to travel with a group of staff and students from Germany, to California!
 Here are 2 of my heros: Neil Walker and Max Barnett -- I had the privilege of being on staff with Christian Challenge, years ago, under Neil. He leads this fantastic Christian ministry at USC in Los Angeles and also oversees the work of college ministry throughout the state.

Max was one of our speakers at this intensive Hume Lake conference for about 100 college students during their Spring Break, where we had seminars, worship times and Bible teaching.
I participated in a panel discussion for ladies one evening. Anja and I got to teach seminars as well (hers was on time management, and mine on your calling to serve overseas).
 Here is our whole "team" at Hume Lake!
 Back in LA, we toured the city, and also got a view of many different sides of the city, including the spiritual needs in this metropolis.
 Neil and their staff shared their hearts for what God was doing on the USC campus-- we attended some of their small groups, and also got to hear author and philosopher Dallas Willard speak for their Thursday night large- group event!
 Joanna was one of our tour guides during our weekend with Seabreeze Church in Huntington Beach. Here she is with Marei, whose parents opened their home to Joanna, so she could be a summer intern in Hamburg.
We are grateful to the 2 churches and 2 campus ministries that hosted us during our 2 plus weeks in California... we took home a TON of notes and impressions, about what the Lord is doing and can do back home in Europe!