01 January 2011

2010 review..

ok, so at the turn of the year i shared some goals for my ministry life and personal life.. lets see how i did...

~to do street work 2 times a week

yes... spending time on Werder Platz and other city locations was a stable part of my ministry this past year.

~to get more involved with gospel tribe
yes... i took charge of the Werder Platz team while they were out of the country, had good meetings with the leadership, led a Christmas outreach with them, and helped in the development of Laden 33.

~to find ways of working with the salvation army, if possible
yes... i continued volunteering Thursdays at the cafe, took over the Bible Studies when the leaders were unable to attend, and took part in events for the youth.

~to find a church where i can begin preaching
no... well, in theory yes, but i haven't held my first sermon yet.

~to make a new film for a festival that carries a subtle christian message
no... turns out my camera broke, and i was unable to begin shooting (too bad, had a great idea lined up). the expense of repairing the camera is more than i could afford at this time.

~to further develope the "offene wohnzimmer" ministry concept that i have been working on in 2009 and take steps to start making it a real ministry, not just a concept in development.
yes.. in a way.. i developed the idea and even saw a very close model of what i had worked on come into existence in the area i was targeting.. unfortunately, i am not part of the team carrying the project.

~to start a masters of theology program through distance learning (barring finances: to continue to take the online classes and complete at least 6)

yes! i was admitted to Martin Bucer Seminar and began studies in September. The school has awarded me a Scholarship. I attend class one saturday a month, the rest is done through distance learning. I took my first exam in December and recieved the mark "2" in words "good" and equal to about a B+ at a difficult US school.

~to memorize large passages from the Bble
yes... the MTh helped with this.. i committed 150 Bible passages (ie most more than 1 verse) to memory... in German.

~to find a new mentor
yes.... a couple from Vienna, who have been my model for 5 years already on the "types of people i need as a mentor"... i finally just asked them instead of looking for people like them. they said Yes! and have been my new mentors since the summer.

~to do more athletics for health (swimming, biking..)
erm.. no.. not really.. i do bike everywhere, but i wouldn't classify that as enough to be healthy. and i didn't swim even once.. but to take charge of my health i was able to change my Health Insurance, so that i can now actually go to a Dr when there's a need (ie no deductible).


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