Don’t Drink the Water (in Public)

You Can Drink the Water—Just Don’t Do It in Public!

042143a6-994e-4b21-ad5c-8a10613afe4c[1]The tap water (Leitungswasser, Trinkwasser) in Germany ranks among the healthiest in the world. However, most Americans who somehow learned the German phrase for “Tap water, please.” (“Leitungswasser bitte.”) rarely use the phrase a second time. The puzzled look of disgust on the server’s face is usually enough to discourage all but the most emboldened diner from making any second attempt. It is a look that says: “Ordinary water is fine for bathing, but only a barbarian would drink it!”

Why don’t Germans drink perfectly safe water?

We Are Here!

Less than a week ago (Thursday, 24 July, 2014) we arrived at the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport dazed and jetlagged after more than 20 hours of travel. Every day since we’ve had to pinch ourselves to see if this is real.

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Rapid Fire Updates!

One month ago (May 23rd) we announced that we had a date to move to Germany: July 23. At that time we announced that in order to move we’d have to raise $1,800 a month, or 72 bites of $25 each. Since then, the Lord has done some remarkable things! Now, with twelve days to go before we are scheduled to fly, we are fully funded for the first year of ministry!

Every Friday we’ve been documenting this whole process through weekly update video emails. Here they are so far! Please keep praying as the rest of the bites are taken!

Opportunities to Serve with eDOT

Greater Europe Mission just released its newest tool to help people find where they’re needed on the European mission field. Check it out at

I’ve listed eDOT’s opportunities below.

I hope I’m able to fill the first and second positions listed. Also, I’m going to do some on-the-job training to learn how to do the third position. Knowing the huge need for the sixth and seventh, I know I’ll be helping with those until someone else comes along who really knows what they’re doing and has a passion for it.

Depending on her availability and ability, Carrie will help out with the fourth position. She might even wind up doing some of the fifth, but we’ll see how everything works out!

Pictures in our Prayer Video

Idols3We’ve started adding videos to our monthly prayer emails. These are simple, short little videos where we just share our heart along with our prayer requests for the month. I created a short title and credit sequence for the videos, with a bunch of pictures. Some people have asked about them so I thought I’d blog a little about each one.