by Mark & Jeannie McClung
Landesamt für Bürger und Ordnungsangelengenheit! (Yep, those are long German words and that’s why we do not play Scrabble too often over here!)
It’s VISA day (and not the “do you take Visa or Master Card?” kind). We just returned from the Visa office (immigration). We have completed 3 of 4 steps in having our residence Visas renewed. We have a final appointment on November 29th. Please join us in asking God for favor and a great, understanding officer who will issue new permanent Visa status for us. (By the way… those German words above are the proper name of the German Visa Offices).
We have been asked to open a new Coffeehouse outreach/ministry center in Französisch Buchholz, our section of Berlin. Through Coffeehouse outreach, we have opportunities to share the Gospel with the community through concerts, family fun nights, English classes, etc. We hope to give you a very positive update and lots of pictures in our next newsletter!
This is not a school, it’s a “Container Village” (CV). We have been asked to meet with and disciple two refugee men who have been placed in our area. They are desiring to study the Bible. One is a believer, the other… not yet.
Our new local CV, 1/2 mile from our church, should open in just a few weeks and will house 1,000 refugees. We are praying for those God is sending to our community. Please pray that we can share our love with them and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
WOMEN’S GET AWAY BRUNCH
65 women attended the Women’s Get Away Brunch last Saturday. Jeannie leads this English speaking ministry and many Germans attend this quarterly brunch for friendship and to practice their English. Several have accepted Christ as their Savior through this outreach because of the testimony and message of the Gospel that is shared. Our former neighbor, a Buddhist, has returned for her 3rd brunch and this time brought her daughter with her. Please pray they will accept Christ into their hearts.
On October 7th, we will celebrate 10 years of the Alabaster Jar Ministry. Right now there are three women off the streets and staying at the Berlin safe house. We pray that they will find true security and true love only found in a relationship with Christ.
THANK YOU for praying! God has answered! We returned to the field 2 months ago. We have found housing, moved in, got a vehicle, etc. and have been involved in ministry all at the same time. Last month we had a couple days of meetings with our European/Middle East supervisors. The work in Germany and all of Europe is full of promise! Thank you for your faithful giving to make it possible! We’re praying for you and love you deeply!