It’s been a bit of a crazy month for me, a lot has happened and it’s all been great! As I mentioned in my last post, we were preparing for our monster Easter outreach with 12,000 little easter eggs. The preparations went really well with the help of a fantastic team from Kansas City; we couldn’t have done it without them. They also were really encouraging to be around and hearing them share their stories/testimonies was something really inspiring for a lot of us. It was also really encouraging to see how hard they worked for this even though they left before the actual event! So if any of you guys from the Kansas City team are reading this, I wanted to say another big thank you :) The event itself was pretty chaotic but we were able to serve and bless A LOT of kids and families. You can see a video of it here: http://vimeo.com/40900849
After all of that, I flew early the next morning back to England to help with PRAYERhouse at Spring Harvest Week 3 in Minehead. Although tiring it was such a good week and I really enjoyed it! I helped with the running of the prayer room there which you can see in the pictures (the last 2 being some of randomest but also funniest things I’ve ever seen on a prayer room wall). We were part of something Big Start every morning which involved me doing actions on stage to kids’ songs (something I wasn’t prepared for but it was still a lot of fun!) and leading the congregation in a prayer. We ran a time of lead meditation every afternoon called Be Still and then an alternative evening service called Godspace, which was an opportunity for people to take some time to reflect on what God had been saying to them but also to have time to share/pray with other Spring Harvesters. It was great to be able to see my eldest brother and his wife over that week as well and to see 2 of my nephews who I haven’t seen in quite a while, it was ace!
As some of you might have read, I did indeed get punched in the face a couple of weeks ago by a drunk teenager. It was pretty rough but after a quick trip to the hospital they said it wasn’t broken and said it should all be fine. I’ve been really impressed by the German police’s response to this situation and after they showed me some pictures I’m fairly certain I was able to recognise him….I’ll keep you updated with how it progresses but it could potentially go to court at some point in the future.
I’m still working away at all things German and I’m seeing my German improve more and more :) I’ve been learning a lot of little phrases recently but a couple of my favourite are:
- Mein Deutsch ist nicht das Gelbe vom Ei (literally, my german is not the yellow of the egg). It means that my german isn’t the best….I like the irony of this phrase :)
- Man muß seine Haut so teuer als möglich verkaufen (literally, you have to sell your skin for as much as possible). It’s this idea of not going down without a fight, you’re going to do as much as possible before you’re done.
In other news:
- We’ve got a new intern coming in the next weeks from England :)
- I bought a pair of skinny(ish) jeans….they’re actually really nice. And to all the mothers who’ve previously worried about the clothes I wear: On the whole I’m actually wearing clothes that fit me these days :)
Thanks for reading!