For over a week almost 40 co-workers of the various teams of International Nehemiah Network met in Thailand. People from 14 different nations – a colorful mix of language and culture. Interaction of the (very) different cultures was one of the central themes. During an interactive “workshop on cultures” lasting several days many experienced their “light bulb moments”.
On December 4, 2015, a group of refugees accompanied by staff of the nehemiah Contact Café visited the mayor’s office in Nuremberg. They expressed their gratefulness for the way that they were received upon arrival and also informed about their current situation.
Last May, Michael Dorsch and I returned from a visit to our farm project in Kenya – the Miwani Center outside Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. We spent one full week together with the local leadership team and our American partners, brainstorming and strategizing how to best support this project that empowers African children and young adults for their future.
We often ask God that we might receive things: We pray for provision, healing, spiritual gifts, a free parking place, friends, fulfilment and so on. Or we seek to pray like spiritual warriors, to “move the hand of God” for revival, or that the Lord might do great things in our nation.
We really enjoyed living in our little detached house on the outskirts of Nuremberg, but we also sensed that it was time for some major changes. “Don’t be too settled, but always be ready to set out on a new path.” This sentence from a prayer calendar kept me thinking and praying.