It was an amazing day at Trefftpunkt Leben church! Hundreds of people filled the room as the beautiful sound of German singing resounded praises to God. Pastor Martin (Lead Pastor of Trefftpunkt Leben) recapped the message of hope that we have been striving to share with the community of Erkrath this last week.
During the service we were invited to come up to the stage and represent the American team, moms you would be so proud of us! We were humbled by the love that the congregation shared with us as they honored our commitment to serve in their community. Their cheer was louder than what they normally do for the world cup!
Ryan led worship in a kilt (accompanied by Steve and some of our friends from Chicago aka The Village People) during service. Turns out that our German friends are huge Hillsong fans, good choice Ryan but next time feel free to kill the kilt! (This is Ryan…no kilt was present during the service…though maybe some Lederhosen.)
I ran into a family, that we helped during a service project, they decided to come and visit the church for the first time. I can’t wait to hear continued stories of how these seeds will continue to grow!
Adios Schlemmer Grill::
Following the service we began to clean up and break down the soccer cage, tower of terrors and the famous Schlemmer Grill! We will miss the currywurst and pomes!
The loudest cheer broke out from our team as we closed the gate to the truck. We celebrated not only what God had done throughout the week but the beginning of HOPE for Erkrath!
Thank you again for your continued prayers, they mean a lot to us and our German friends! Happy Father’s Day!