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Bringing you this months update early due to an exciting few weeks ahead! We've been enjoying a term of equipping with guests visiting our mid-week group times. As well as friends from the UK, we've hosted some local pastors and church planters. We've loved hearing stories and teaching on mission, contextualisation, and sharing the gospel with Berliners. Sarah and I enjoyed getting some time with our good friends Simon & Gwen Elliott, who are off on their own adventure to London soon joining the Everyday church team. Simon shared an excellent encouragement with the team on the importance of solid foundations in Christ. The following day, it just so happened that they started pouring concrete into the foundations of the building site opposite the Cowell's! From the very beginning of this adventure, we've made a point of praying specific prayers attempting to make prayer a foundation of this church plant. We have often prayed through Matthew 7:7-10 listing detailed prayers before our good God. This has often led to lessons of perseverance and trust as we've been seeking, knocking and asking God for breakthrough. One of the things on the list for a while has been for another family from within Newfrontiers (carrying our DNA) to join the church plant. We have recently received news that an outstanding family have followed the call of God and will be joining us here to help plant a church that glorifies God across Berlin. We can't wait to introduce you to them in the coming months.

Hi praying friends of Berlin Adventure. Welcome to our video update and prayer newsletter. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and encouragement with this Berlin adventure. The building site opposite the Cowell's apartment has installed it's first crane, which is very exciting. This building site has been such a helpful illustration for us as we've been praying and preparing for the church plant. They are finishing ground works and preparing for foundations. At the beginning of May we enjoyed some more time with the Clifton Brown's, learning about pioneering and church planting whilst building friendship with this amazing couple who served us so well as a team. We were also blessed to have some time with Pete Cornford and Toby Elliott from Redeemer church Ealing, London. Toby served us by leading some worship on a Sunday meeting. It's was a helpful time learning more about planting from Pete who has been involved in numerous church plants and coaching church planters across Newfrontiers. Pete and Toby also have the world's loudest laugh and left a lasting deposit of joy and fun, another essential ingredient for life and planting! Over the coming weeks we are hoping to define more vision, including naming the church and submitting our Verein (registered charity). This will help with giving, identity and the next steps for the church plant. We are also looking forward to some slower weeks together as a couple before the arrival of baby Bento. Pray for some rest and God times together as we're preparing for the arrival of this new Berliner.

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