Pictures from the Alumni meeting before Graduation, Graduation and of the German Campus Instructors.
We trust you are doing well in this new year. Time passes so quickly it seems, and we do not see family, friends, partners and acquaintances as often as we would like or should. Hoping we get to see you somewhere along the way in 2015.
When I was a kid growing up in Wisconsin I always wondered why so many people (older) liked to go to Florida in the winter. I loved the winters as much as summer, spring and fall. Now that I am, um, not as young, I see the allure to places like Florida in the winter. Since we travel so often we managed to stay in summer and fall a few different times this past year. But, that doesn’t work forever and Germany is either cool or cold right now, as are many other places. God doesn’t give callings based on the weather, food preferences, geography or language. So no matter the time, the place or the season, we get to exercise good judgment and keep the switch of faith turned on and remember verses like:
24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
This is our choice every day and what a difference it can make. Let’s choose joy!
As partners of Grunewald Ministries you are helping to BUILD the church in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Here are just a few building glimpses.
In December we had graduation in Germany, our home base. Normally we hold graduations in May, but we had a group of students who had completed their courses and training. Graduations are always a great time. Pastor Mauro Gergenti from Italy was our speaker this time and what a great job he did. He is warm and friendly and always has a great message. Everyone loved him.