Hallo from Berlin!
The team arrived on Friday December 30th coming back from Christmas break. It was great to see everyone again! Berlin welcomed us with a chilly, crisp air. We are staying at the YWAM Berlin base, which to my great delight has a big, beautiful dance studio complete with mirrors & wooden floors.
Some of the things we did during our first week in Berlin include:
– – Tobias Otto (a member of staff in Germany) led us on a prayer/sight-seeing tour of Berlin. It is a city full of historical buildings, but also lots of art and modern monuments.
– – We did a prayer walk around the city. Laura, a girl from our team talked to one of the German ladies. She prayed about God’s love in that area and the German lady told her that she and some others had prayed for people to know God’s love in that area before and that people were really open to God.
– – On the S-Bahn, a railway within the city, we sang some worship songs. This led to good conversations with people. They were truly interested. Then we were asked politely by security to leave because it wasn’t something they want to encourage.
– – We also did some painting which was a chance to work with a local YMCA (Very different than YMCA in other countries) It was a Christian environment with a focus of being a safe place for kids & youth. We were able to paint some walls for them which involved some creativity & design. Those who are creative on the team seized this chance & ended up with a beautiful finished product.
Please Continue praying for us as a team for a strong, united team and that there will be lots of opportunities to share our testimonies and build some friendships.