Just wanted to give you all a quick update. Everything is good here in Münster. We heard from the Waldrops, they are having a wonderful time with their family in Florida. The church here has been doing good. Last Sunday Paul taught on prayer and intercession, really stirring. This past week Duke and Dawn Knepper from CC Carrigaline Ireland have been visiting.They are such a blessing and we have really enjoyed hanging out with them. Duke shared a great encouraging word on Sunday from Luke 10:25-37. This Sunday we have a pastor from Cologne Germany coming to share. Exciting.
Paul's job is going great. He is finally settled in to the rhythm of the workplace. Yesterday Paul and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. Can't even believe it has been two years already! How time flies when your having fun...
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives! So much joy! It was such a blessing having our friends and family there to celebrate with us. And then of course there was some legendary dancing. Deb the owner of Fredericksburg square said it was the most people she had ever seen dance at a wedding there...and to think there was no alcohol! Wish we could go back...
Well, that is about it this week. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. May God bless you this week and always.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wow...I can't even believe it is already the middle of May! Crazy!
This past week we have been preparing for the Waldrop's departure to the USA. I will be filling in for Chris at his work. He trained me yesterday and I am hopeful that there will not be any complications. Paul will be teaching this Sunday so please be praying for him as he prepares for that. We will have a bunch of guest speakers and their families in and out over the next 5 weeks. Please pray that we will be a blessing to them and that everything will go as planned.
This past Saturday was our third women's breakfast. Every month we have been seeing it grow and the women become more and more comfortable with each other. It's so sweet to see true fellowship taking place! Bridda, one of the women from the church, shared such an encouraging devo. We had a time of prayer that followed and the women really opened up and shared. It was great.
Yesterday Paul started working on his own. "Hitting the floor" as they call it. He is working in the English support section, taking calls from the UK and Ireland mainly. His hours have now changed to 9:30-6:00 due to the time change between us and the UK. He is doing well and we feel so blessed that God has opened this door for Paul to work here in Germany.
Tomorrow my friend Claudia and I leave to journey to Siegen for the Leadership Conference. I am excited to visit my friends there and introduce Claudia. Paul and Claudia's husband Christian will be joining us on Friday after they get off work. It should be awesome!
Hope you all are having a great week. May the Lord bless you and keep you!
Posted by Paul and Bec at 1:38 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
So my sister's 19th birthday was on the 4th of May and as a birthday gift my parents secretly flew me home to Virginia to surprise her! And oh boy was she surprised! First she didn't understand that I was actually standing in the kitchen. Then she was shocked and then she cried. Mission accomplished thanks to my stealthy parents! I was able to stay for a week before returning to Germany this past Saturday. I had a great time catching up with my sister and visiting with my family and some friends. My parents even surprised us three kids by taking us on a secret outing that ended in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the Sights and Sound Theater..."Where the Bible comes to life". We saw the play Joseph. It was a beautiful, encouraging play about dreams, family and forgiveness. It was well worth the drive! Later on we went to Gettysburg, one of our favorite places from our childhood. And of course we had to stop and get some yummy Bruster's ice cream! I feel so refreshed and thankful for the time I had in Virginia. You know...absence really does make the heart grow fonder! Never have I loved my country, people and family more than I do today!
With all that said, not too much is happening this week but things are going to get busy in the weeks following. This past Sunday was Paul's 25th birthday and Levi Waldrop's 1st! Both of them were born on May 8th, just 24 years apart of course! So after church, we had a little birthday celebration and everyone had cake, sang happy birthday and had a sweet time of fellowship! Sorry there are no pictures...forgot my camera. For Paul's birthday I gave him a bunch of American goodies, a new pair of shoes, some nice shirts and awesome cds. lol For his birthday dinner he wanted me to make my family's famous hot wings. So I did!
|Paul's requested birthday dinner!|
Paul and I both received an original portrait that my parents had our dear friend Melody do for our birthdays! They are beautiful as you can see! We are for sure going to treasure these forever. Thanks Mel!
Next week all of us are going down to Siegen for a ministry conference. All of us with the exception of Paul since he has to work. I am really looking forward to seeing some friends and connecting with more people here in Europe.
Paul's job is going really well, he is in his final phase of training and will be on his own soon. A cool thing is that he has already had opportunities to converse and build relationships with his coworkers.
After the conference next week the Waldrop's are going to be leaving for a 5 week trip to the States. Paul and I will be filling the gaps while they are gone. A guest pastor from Ireland and his wife will be coming to fill in for Chris. Please be praying for us, that we would be a blessing to Duke and his wife and to the people here in Münster. Please pray that everything would work out well and that the Waldrop's will have a smooth, refreshing, awesome trip in the USA!
Again we would like to thank you all for your love, support and prayers. A special thank you to all those who are financially supporting us...every month we continue to be blown away by your generosity and desire to support this ministry! Also a special thank you to our prayer warriors...please continue. God loves answering your prayers! We are so thankful for all the wonderful, loving people God has put in our lives. We are so encouraged by each one of you! May the Lord bless your week!
Posted by Paul and Bec at 6:39 AM