07 July 2010

remember that thing i planned to do here?

you know the one.. the open living room i kept ranting about. i think i posted my vision for it three times. well. i kinda started doubting. i mean, come on, i've been in karlsruhe a year already. that's way to long to not have everything i ever thought of in place and working at 200%... right? or maybe i am still learning patience and trust. (do we ever get past the learning stage?!)

so i was sitting in karlsruhe, thinking about whether or not i had made a huge mistake moving here, and if i had not, in fact, felt a calling to open this space for ministry.... and about a half hour later, i hear my name being yelled repeatedly. (i was at gospel tribe for street work and had just met with the head honcho) so i go into the hall, and am immediatly caught up in a whirlwind of people talking all at once, grabbing at calenders and making an appointment... still not quite understanding why.

and then they explained it: in that span of time, while i was busy doubting, they'd been offered and decided to most likely accept the store next door as a rental space for six months. they wanted to meet with me a week later to discuss, pray, and plan what exactly this project will be.

so we met, we prayed, and we discussed.... and i think we have a pretty cool plan for starters. it's a smaller start, of course, than my full vision... but this is a jumping off place. we will be seeing what works and doesn't, what we have and still need, etc. this is going to be fun (and by fun i mean a lot of work)!

here are some pictures to help you visualize it:

walking in.. the counter will be taken out leaving just a room.

the look to the left (and notice how awesomely wide the windowsills are: perfect seating. add some couches and comfy chairs..)

look to the right (and take in the beautiful floor)

the middle room/ walk-through room. i'm thinking a more serious space, tables and chairs.

the back room (we didn't even know was there!) which will be for counseling and occasional overnight guests from gospel tribe.

the small but nice kitchen (minus the oven and fridge: we need to buy those)


At 13:32, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this is great! You can be sure, god will not abandon you not only because of the sake of the street kids! God bless you much more!
We will not stop to pray for you! Much greetings from beautiful Radebeul
AAAA family


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