May 2019 Video Update
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.