Well done, IBC Berlin!
What a wonderful week we enjoyed hosting the youth missions team from Texas. You did a great job doing your part for the Lord, our church, and God’s Kingdom.
A caravan of cars were at the airport to pick up the team of 20 youth and leaders who were with us for the week. The team stayed in host homes — special thanks to Faith Kazembe, Birgit Holm, Knut and Kim Bleck, Adam Knight, and Scott and Laurie Corwin — for the week as they served alongside IBCBers and our local partners throughout the week.
Among the activities were: school programs in Steglitz and Prenslauer Berg, Alexanderplatz outreach with European Initiative, Youth Cafe Oranienburg, Stadtmission, Serve the City Berlin special project, and Jona Haus Spandau. We couldn’t have done this without those who organized the activities for the week: Ruth Beltran, Kim Bleck, Melinda Means (STC), and Matt Lankenau (EI).
Food, local transportation, and the Thursday night pot-luck/sleep required lots of energy and effort. Special thanks to Kenya Lehmann, Klaus Ziegler, Leah Chihana, and Kim Bleck for providing the support and organization necessary. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the wonderful feast of food we enjoyed on Thursday. We appreciated the sleeping bags and blankets, too. (The fellowship room and the Zentrum were covered with sleeping teenagers!)
What was the pay off for all of this effort?
- The church was mobilized
- Teenagers and IBCBers were engaged in local outreach
- Teenagers and IBCBers grew in discipleship
- The Gospel was presented and modeled to hundreds of people
- IBCB moved closer to being the church God intends for us to become
Praise the Lord, for all that he has done in and through this Youth Mission Project Berlin!
To see some pictures from the event, go to one or all of the following locations:
IBC Berlin Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/IBCBerlin
Serve the City Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Serve-the-City-Berlin/
European Initiative Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EuropeanInitiative
IBC Berlin Web Album: Click Here