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Finally we have arrived in Lublin after half a year of preparing to move, and some intense last months getting everything to fit together. Now we're here, we have arrived, but we're not done.
A wise man has once said: "When you think you're done; then you're done", and we are by no means done; on the contrary, now a new chapter is starting and we're excited to see what God has prepared.
We have more or less settled in the house even though there are still things we need to get in place. There are also some furniture we need to buy, but nothing urgent. But some days before we left Denmark we experienced some unexpected challenges...
A big bump in
Only a few days before moving we had to make some major changes in how to actually come to Poland. We had planned to drive in our own car, but suddenly it said stop and the report from the repair shop was not very positive. So, now there was only days before moving and we did not have a car.
Thanks to God, and good people in our church, we managed to find a solution so on Monday evening, the 30th of June, we packed a ten-seat car far beyond its capacity and started the journey. The car belongs to Flemming Bertelsen and we're so thankful that he was willing to help us in this matter; it was far beyond expectation.
The car breaking down was a big bump in the road for us and it means that we now have to find a new one here in Poland. Finding a car is not so hard; the issue is rather finding the money. If you would like to help us in this matter it would be a big blessing, since having a car is quite essential to what we want to do here in Poland.
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15 tons of oatmeal
Thanks to the help of Sdr. Bork humanitarian aid (www.godcares.dk) transporting all our stuff down to Poland was easy. They had gathered together a lot of aid that should be distributed, and they had had a big truck that could have both the aid and our stuff. So together with the church here in Lublin we made arrangement for receiving the aid.
The church we are working together with here in Lublin is located in one of the poor areas of the city. Every summer they have an outreach to the children in this area, where they make a children festival for them and also give them free food. Sdr. Bork humanitarian aid had lots of oatmeal that could be used for making food for the children.
All in all, there was around 15 tons of oatmeal and though the children are hungry they will not eat this much. So Friday the 4th of July we made an outreach where we invited the poor families in this area of town to come and get free packages of oatmeal. What we where not able to distribute we gave to the "Street Church" in Warsaw who are doing a great job for the homeless there.
We have also received clothes that will be distributed to different organizations in Poland that are reaching out to the poor and it's wonderful to be able to show God's love in action in this way.
We're thankful for everyone that would like to follow the work we are doing and spread the word. Europe needs Jesus and Jesus needs us. Sometimes I wonder why God bother to use people, because it so often seems like we make more trouble for Him. Still, we see that what God does here on earth, He does through people. And what's even more encouraging is that he seems to prefer using ordinary people like you and me. So if you would like to join us in making a difference for Jesus in Europe you are more than welcome to join.