You can write and visualize goals all you want, but if you do not take action, your goals will never become a reality. To obtain a goal you have never before achieved will require tasks you have never before done.Cameron C. Taylor, 8 Attributes of Great AchieversIn the city of Allmersbach, Germany, there is a church with a remarkable youth group that is impacting its community in a powerful way for the kingdom of God. The Gemeinde Gottes Allmersbach Im Tal, and its Pastor Sascha Kielwein, have a strong vision to reach this generation. One of their strongest ministries is a number of worship and evangelistic youth rallies called Trinity Night; a night to get in touch with God. Trinity night meetings take place 5-6 times a year, and it brings young people together not only from Allmersbach, but also from other neighboring villages and cities.
On Saturday, February 27, the Colleagues served at a Trinity night event, giving support to Founding director Beba Schlottmann, who had been invited to be the main speaker for the event, and to offer support to the local staff as well. The theme for the evening was “Self-Confidence”, and Beba prepared a talk entitled, Confidence in the Midst of Adversity. She focused on the thought that Adversity can influence and weaken our confidence, only when we stop working together and start listening to the wrong voices. She also highlighted the idea that we are not called to only work for the kingdom, or only fight adversity, but to work and fight at the same time.
The team ministered to those needing prayer afterwards, and were able to make new friends during a fellowship afterwards. The following day, on Sunday, founding director, Brian Schlottmann preached a powerful sermon on the fact that we are serving a God who is always on the move, therefore, we must not become stationary, instead, we must move forward following God’s leading and every move. After the conclusion of the service, the team enjoyed a wonderful lunch with friends, before heading to the European Theological Seminary, where they would remain for the rest of their European term.