Posted by GEM Communications Team on 01-Dec-2015 in Germany
Two Kingdoms in Germany
While the enemy seeks to use fear, God is building something amazing behind the scenes
While the world panics, God stays the same.
Earlier this year, on the day before a major mayoral election in Cologne,
Germany, one candidate, who is known for her conviction to welcome
was stabbed by an enraged man who claimed he was
trying to save the country by killing her.
While we are praying for more measured responses than senseless violence,
controversy and legitimate disagreements over how to handle the inpouring
of refugees continue to grow across Europe. Many reasonable people
are concerned with the implications of a new population of Middle Easterners
entering their countries.
Though chaos is loud, love and God's sovereignty remains. He is using
every part of the situation for His glory. In Berlin, a historical
facility representing freedom to the German people will now provide
freedom to refugees. After overcoming Nazi use and acting as an operating
base during the Berlin Air Lift, Tempelhof Airport is being converted
into temporary housing for the many refugees flooding into Germany.
With such violence and protest coming up against those trying to care
for traumatized and weary people, GEM missionaries in Germany have
been bravely diligent in seeking out refugees to love and welcoming
nationals to encourage. Germany’s status quo has been interrupted.
But we serve a God of divine interruptions and GEM missionaries are
being obedient to follow The Lord’s movement.
Cologne is now the first “Destination City” where GEM will be focusing
on reaching out to refugees who are arriving in Western Europe. By
our missionaries helping refugees build their new lives in Cologne,
offering friendship, and telling them about Jesus, we are praying for
Jesus' name to be made known to every refugee.
Pray that compassion be a defining characteristic of German citizens
Pray for resources to be used/distributed wisely in caring for
Pray for God's provision for more resources.
Pray for more redemption stories like the use of Tempelhof Airport
and the kindness of WWII survivors towards war refugees of
the Middle East.
Pray for Jesus' salvation for refugees and nationals in Germany.