Sunday we officially announced to the church that we have been attending that we are ready to begin working towards planting a new church. It is our goal to begin evangelistic Bible studies with the contacts we have made since moving here. As people from those groups come to know Christ, we hope to organize them into house groups. After we have three house groups or between 25 and 30 people we hope to start meeting one Sunday per month for a worship service. After that the goal is to organize into a church and have weekly Sunday worship services. Please pray for us as we step out by faith.
Also, Krista wanted me to share with you her good news about the German placement test she recently took. She ranked right in the middle of her class and will not have to change to a new group and adjust to a new teacher. Her German is really improving since becoming a full time student. She has gotten many compliments recently.
We also have a serious prayer request to share with you today. As you may know, our ministry colleagues, Curt and Melinda Brown are currently in the States on furlough. We received a call from Curt yesterday and he told us that Melinda was in the hospital. She had been having chest pains and her left hand had gone numb. They were still doing test when he called and we don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'm sure that they would really appreciate your prayers right now. Have a great day!