“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 telling 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 the family is fine. Today Christoph 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 helicopter tail, etc. To get back into the cockpit routine and gain more experience, Christoph has flight training 1-2 times/week.
For Nina and the 4 kids the beginning of spring is a great relief. They are outdoors for several hours every day and learn a lot together in their homeschool lessons. The most beautiful thing in the morning is, when everyone sits together on the couch to explore God and his creation in books. 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.
We try to use the good location of our house directly at the airport and have students or teachers for lunch every week. A lot of people are asking us about 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 Central America. God has given us some faithful people to help us along this path. Our preparation and later work is financed by donations and our own resources, we would be thankful if you also support our ministry and thereby make it possible.
Thank you for your prayers, financial gifts or encouraging words.