Summer Recap

One of the highlights for me this summer was getting to work on a team, got to travel to different cities, got to come alongside an existing church to encourage and assist in different components of their vision, and deepen friendships among laborers. In each location, it was a gift to rub shoulders with new friends and to see the local church motivated and excited in what God was doing through them. Dortmund – we got to help launch their first youth camp and help the community know who they are, where they are and see new people attend. In Berlin, their desire was for training on foundational components of being a disciple of Jesus. We were all extremely excited in what we saw God do (will elaborate with the next picture). In Cologne and Stockholm, we continued to engage the community and see new people open up for deeper conversations.

Story from Cologne…While out talking with people, some of our team got to talk with a man who at first was not sure if he really wanted to have a conversation about deeper questions. Yet as the discussion continued, he shared that he had recently had a terrible accident that left him and the doctors hopeless in his recovery. He then had a dream where a man in white, who seemed to be glowing, healed him. He woke up miraculously healed. The team was able to share that this man was Jesus. Hesitant, but curious, pray for him as the local team to follow-up and share more about the truths of Jesus.

Evangelism can be a strange word today. What does it mean, whose job is it, and what does it look like. One of the most striking things to me these past four weeks was how many people thanked me for opening up conversations that helped them think about deeper questions. Yes, there were many people who said no thank you to a conversation, but there were over three hundred people that said yes. And not only yes to answer questions about their worldview and belief system, 64% of the people wanted to hear what the Bible had to say. People were curious and stayed in conversation wanting to ask questions and learn why Jesus matters. It was amazing to get to part of many of these conversations. Please join us in praying for the seeds that were sown these weeks and that they would grow in good soil!

What’s next? Friday the next team comes! Here is Stockholm we will receive two more teams to build on what has started. We have kicked off a language cafe, to build community and meet a practical need on Monday nights. Tuesday afternoon the neighborhood kids have requested we resume kids club. Friday nights we have a bible study. It was great to already see new people show up to these activities and looking forward to seeing what can be built up these coming weeks!

Financial update. I am still looking for/praying for new monthly commitments so that I can stay in the harvest full time. This past summer project confirmed once again that there is a great opportunity to work full-time towards the vision of engaging least reached people. Please join me in praying for this need. If you know someone, please put us in touch. If you’d like to join the team, you can get started here.

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Sarah Bedi

Enjoying the journey unfold as God leads. Currently living in Stockholm enjoying rubbing shoulders with the nations. Learning more about God's heart and compassion.

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