Monday, May 14, 2012

Visit to Gutes Land, Germany


Bright colors in the after care house
We owe you a few photo's from our recent visit to Teen Challenge Gutes Land, Germany. From Novi Sad, Serbia, it was almost 1000 km to Vilsbiburg... a beautiful drive past Budapest and Vienna into Germany.

We were welcomed warmly in Gutes Land. Sunday morning we went to church in Landshut. In the afternoon Meike showed us the new after care house that they are currently building and we took some photo's. At the moment there are three men in the program who are almost ready to graduate. They are preparing to take the next step: independent living, but still having the safety of Teen Challenge nearby. The guys already picked their rooms :) The 5.000 euro we were able to donate is being used to further complete the construction of this house. The men are really looking forward to have their own beautiful room in a safe environment!
Professional workmanship

In the evening we had time to talk and catch up on the latest happenings. We played board games with the men, Jan went for a run with Dirk and later that night we took some time to pray with each other and bless each other. As always we noticed how demanding, yet rewarding, the work in a rehabilitation home can be. Both staff and students need encouragement, all the time. We are always happy to bring some!

Monday morning, before we were heading back home to Holland, Jan shared a word from the Bible and we had the chance to pray with each man personally. That was very special, because we prayed in different languages: German, English, Dutch. They were short and simple prayers. But you know, sometimes we don't need a
Bible study under the sun!
lot of words, sometimes a hug says it all!

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