We will be doing ministry with a local Assemblies of God church. We will be leading worship, sharing testimonies and short sermons, performing dramas, ministering to the people of the church, and doing church construction. We are also preparing a flash mob dance for our evangelism ministry outside, in the city of Augsburg. We are looking forward to working closely with the youth of the church as they will be helping us with evangelism in the city. We are planning to teach them the worship sets, dramas, and dances. We are looking forward to being an encouragement to the church and a light to the people as we serve in the city!
Sam Glorioso, Andy Bain, Daniel Bain, Lauren Bookwalter, T.R. D'Amato, Breanna Ercolino, Tracey Garnaas, Haley Gaylord, Tara Glorioso, Brian Hill, Kellie Ordakowski, Sarah Marie Gray, Grace Massimini, Tyler Russell, Thunder Shahan, Miracle Toliver
Grussgott friends and family! You are loved but we hardly have time to miss you! We are working with an Assemblies of God church in Augsburg called the Arche. Andi, one of the church leaders, is serving as our liason this week along with a group from his leadership team. We're definitely blessed with unity and kindredness between the two teams. The Arche is currently working on renovating a new building in another part of town. They have plans to move into the new building in July of this year. Today we were welcomed to lead the Sunday service. Attendance at the Arche is about 130-140 people. The worship team lead worship in German and in English. Luckily, Tara was able to teach the SCSL team a couple of songs in German. Our students also took up the offering and shared testimonies. Mr. Sam preached a phenomenal message on "Hunger" and it was followed by an incredible alter call. The students were able to pray for many of the church members. It was an awesome service. After the service we ventures to the town of Freiburg for a traditional German lunch with some of the youth from the church. Thy evening we taught a handful of the youth a flash mob dance we've prepared for outreach. We're looking forward to performing it with them later this week. It's awesome to work with the people in this area. God is definitely moving in Augsburg Germany!
Hallo! Today we traveled to Fusson to visit Neushwanstein, a 600 some year old castle in the alps built by King Ludwig. After the tour, we shopped around the little city. It was an incredible way to spend our free day in Germany. We ended with a German junk food experience at a kebab Café. Schmeckt!
Guten Tag. We have been blessed with a variety of ways to serve here in Augsburg. As previously mentioned, the Arche is in transition and we all know that moving is a lot of work. As a team, we cleaned out and organized the cellar and the attic of the Arche's current building. Some of the Students even did landscape work. It was hard work, but as PD always says, any hands make light work". We witnessed the power of a positive attitude. It was quite the sight watching the sisters haul piles of bricks up from the cellar. Needless to say, we were all pretty sore afterwards. That afternoon, we went into the city to worship and evangelize. We passed out flyers and invited people to a big service planned for this Friday. We were able to pray for people and share testimonies with the help of translators. Please join us in prayer for the service on Friday. Pray for those who need to be there! Seriously!
Wie geht's?! We headed into the city to do some more outreach this morning. We actually ended early due to the snow! It had been about 30-40 degrees in Augsburg. Later, we did a prayer walk around the area surrounding the new church building. We're honored to be a part of what The Lord is doing here. We're realizing how difficult it's going to be to leave. We have really started to build relationships with the people of Augsburg; Especially the team we've been ministering alongside.
Mar 9 10:57 pm submitted by Sam Glorioso
We have arrived in Augsburg, Germany!!! Our first day we spent seeing some of Germany before we actually arrived in Augsburg. Some of us spent the day in Munich while the rest of us visited Dachau Concentration Camp learning a little bit of Germany’s history.
Day 2 we spent the entire day at the Arche Church in Augsburg preparing for the youth service that evening. We had the privildge of leading worship, doing a human video, testimonies and two of our students shared a message on finding their Identity in Christ. Service went well and it was awesome to build friendships and relationships with fellow Christians from another part of the world.
Day 3 we spent working on the Arche Church’s new building, which is currently under going many renovations. We laid bricks, installed a unique form of insulation that was put up with mortar. We also scraped windows, cleaned and did a variety of other things. That evening we prepared for Sunday morning service the next day. It has been an amazing trip so far and can’t wait to see what God has for us the rest of this week.