Tell me more about your mission?
I have served in Germany with Greater Europe Mission since 2006. As a result of my intensive work with refugees in the Mosaik Church in Frankfurt since 2012, I’ve seen a tremendous need for spiritual and emotional healing from the traumatic events they’ve experienced on their journey. Over the past two years, the Lord has provided me with the opportunity to pursue my Masters in Pastoral Counseling and to receive extensive training in trauma healing. I am looking forward to continuing my work in pastoral counseling at Mosaik Church, as well as offering counseling to women and men from the red-light district in Frankfurt through House of Hope. I will also be helping to develop online courses about trauma for refugee pastors/church planters, and will also be partnering with others to establish trauma healing groups in refugee camps and churches, both in Germany and Greece.
What are some victories I can celebrate with you?
We recently baptized two Iranian women in the church garden (actually in a baptismal tub). Their excitement from knowing Jesus personally and their faith is a joy and an encouragement to us! They also celebrated with us by providing a feast of Iranian food for us. About 70 people came and we all rejoiced that the baptism water was warm, that everything went smoothly, that everyone socially-distanced, even while eating, and that the police didn't come to inspect us.
What are some of the challenges you face?
Corona has made it really difficult to meet with people in larger groups and to meet new people. Keeping all of the German hygiene rules so that we can have church services every other week is exhausting.
How can I pray for you?
Please pray for wisdom about how to use my time wisely during the restrictions resulting from the corona pandemic, and for many open doors to share Jesus' love and peace with others during this time which is so stressful for everyone.
How can I support you?
Please pray for me regularly. I need your prayers! If you would like more information or to be added to my prayer updates, you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to support me financially, please click on https://www.gemission.org/donate and enter my name or missionary number (23200).