This weekend, we will have our German Staff Conference at Worms where in 1521 Martin Luther stood the test before the Emperor, papal legate, bishops, etc. Our conference will focus around the main tenants of the reformation.
We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Tabitha on July 20th. She is doing well and Esther recovers well. With 55 cm in length and weight of 4080 g some clothes were too small at her birth already. She can smile and look into ones eyes and is quite peaceful.
Tabitha in the bible (Acts 9) was a disciple of Jesus and it is written that she was always doing good and helping the poor. However, she became known not (only) through her deeds for God but rather through what Jesus did for her. Jesus raised her from the dead. Many people believed in the Lord through this.
"He says: 'It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Isreal I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.' " (Is. 49:6)
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" (Phil. 4:4)
Praise God for his gracious world salvation work! Praise God for sending his missionaries all over the world.
"The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing”’” (Genesis 12:1-3)
Let me share with you a historical and landmark event which took place today. Missionary Paulo, Missionary Sarah Neusa and Little Ana left Lisbon at 14:30 hours to Mozambique via South Africa as the first missionary family from Portugal UBF.