Monday, June 6, 2011

Get His Power Conference, Kuckuck, Germany

Changed lives & encouraged people
our new/old camper
Last Wednesday night we took off in the direction of Kuckuck, a small town in the North Eastern corner of Germany. What a marvelous name by the way :) We were invited to give some workshops at a youth conference by our dear friend pastor Gerhard, from Fels in der Brandung in Ludwigslust. We thought the invitation really fit in with one of the goals of our non profit: to offer spiritual encouragement. So we packed the camper and left with a sweet couple from our church in Holland, who have been faithful supporters and encouragers from the very beginning, when the idea about starting Traveling Light was still a vague dream. The weather looked promising, perfect for a camping trip.
Outdoor workshop

The conference was being held at a sport complex, a huge soccer field with several buildings. People from different (small) churches in the area signed up for the 4-day conference and all together we had a wonderful group. The worship team and youth pastor from Grace World Outreach Church in Brooksville, Florida, were invited to do the morning and evening services. It was awesome! In the afternoons we did a series of workshops on the will of God for your life, the plan of God for your life, the voice of God in your life and the power of God in your life. We received great response. Several people really experienced breakthrough in their life, because of what the Holy Spirit showed them through the workshops. Over the weekend we could see some people change, right before our eyes. That is the reward we receive!
Mindy Kerr & Traveler

The worship team was incredible and every night we sang and danced until the roof almost came off. We prayed with many people, especially young people with the desire to use their gifts and talents for God. In the afternoons there was time for a game of soccer or just relaxing. We were excited to meet our Iranian friend X again, who became a Christian earlier this year and was water baptized two weeks ago. We had time to talk and catch up on things regarding his paper work etc.
Jan talks about the workshops

It was also great to work again with several translators, everything needed to be translated from English into German. This is a great exercise in public speaking, it gives you time to think about every sentence, and if you speak both languages... you'll hear 'm twice! We can really look back at a great weekend, lives were changed, people gave their heart to the Lord, friendships were made and many people left encouraged.