Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Noah and Maria...having some cookies on the kitchen counter...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesdays continue to be a blast as we study Isaiah. This week we looked into the prophecies surrounding the coming of Christ.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Well, the guys from Grunstadt came to the church.. Mona invited them over and they had no idea what was coming... A full treatment to Tonkatsu, Miso Soup and Rice.. It was great.. WE were blessed to have the Calvary Chapel crew together. Praise the Lord!!!
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Funny how this time of the year brings back so many memories... one of them in particular is a conversation I had with someone close to us.
This person asked "You mean you don't let your kids know about Santa!?"
I said, "That's right."
This person decided to yell and tell me why I was crazy, etc. After this Christian who attended church finally stopped.
I asked "Why do you want to lie to the children? What if they say, well they lied about Santa..guess Jesus is a lie too?"
The person hung up.
The person called back. Still angry yet calm... continued to tell me I was wrong. I thanked ... for the concern and then asked the question that hit the nerve.
I have never seen you this adamant and defensive over a make believe person WHO is completely opposite from Jesus, like Satan. Why don't you defend Jesus like this and tell others about Christ with the same passion during Christmas?"
She hung up.
The story does not end. That Christmas, the person was in tears as her children walked in the living room and ran back to their room. Those gifts were very expensive. The kids said, "That is not what I asked Santa for."
Is it any wonder how easy it will be for the Anti Christ to enter the world. People spend a great deal of hot air defending a satanic figure known as Santa...yet won't spend a second on the Savior, the real meaning of Christmas.
Guys, Through all of our doubts, through all of our struggles, through all of our good times...there is one thing that keeps becoming more apparent each day. God’s GRACE! He continues to love us, take care of us, guide us and help no matter what circumstance. We had a wonderful time this weekend at the outreach. We had turkey, then went to the German Christmas market...oh wow! ...the boys went on rides, a woman sang like she was in heaven, we shopped and just ran around the cobble stone road with the kids. WE then played songs all day in the streets of Wiesbaden. The teens, Brandon and Anthony, hung out with the Calvary Chapel Bible College guys (who later spent the night at our house) and Rafael and Noah handed out flyers about Christ.
All photos by Pastor Ron Hostetler, CC Wiesbaden
8 Calvary Chapel Bible College students came down to help with the outreach. All the guys came to our house...
Larry, Uli (Pastor's wife) and Alex...their son.
Noah in blue and Rafael in red...handing out flyers about Jesus...
Anthony right and Brandon left talking about COOL stuff ... Rafi is there
We rode the ferris wheel...uh...COLD!!!!