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A word of Revelation for 2018

…To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Revelation 21.6 (NIV)

a word of revelation for 2018Do you remember that feeling: You get an email for a free product and you get excited about it. But then you start reading the fine print and the free product ends up being not so free anymore and the initial excitement is gone.

But in the verse for the year 2018 God gives us a total free promise. He promises us water from the spring of life. It’s the water Jesus talked about to the lady at the well. The water that when you drink it will never let you go thirsty again. So that is actually a great free offer! Also the thing with His promises is that He keeps them!

So when you go into this new year take Him up on His offer. Let him fill you with living water which comes along with all the good things Father God has! Let 2018 be the year where we always run to the right well for water, the one that will always sustain us.

 Hey our friend

20171226_133638First of all Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful celebration with friends and family!! The San Francisco firework and our celebration was really fun! We are excited for this new year and the things God will do! Its every year exciting to see what happens. Be excited for the year and the things you can experience together with Father God!

May God bless you richly!!

Markus and Jen

Love your Neighbor one last one

Love your neighbor One last oneSo this is the last blog of the year and on our series Love your Neighbor. But that doesn’t mean its done. No now it starts for some of us and for some of us it keeps going. When Jesus gave the command to love our neighbor He did not put a time limit on it. No this is something we are called to for the rest of our lives. Just think if the disciples would have stopped loving their neighbor what would have happened. The world would probably look different today.

God wants to partner with each one of us in transforming this world. Yes he could do it himself, no problem, but in relationship you want to partner with the other person. So we have to do our part. And we often ask God the question what should I do when we already received the answer Love your neighbor! SO what about if we make this all our theme for the year 2018. The world will start to look different. Our communities start to look more hopeful and we start having a stronger bound which holds us together. The crime rates will go down because we watch out for our neighbor, but not just that by loving our neighbor we can help prevent crime by helping people make better choices.

SO instead of putting our trust in politics, money or whatever we look for to bring change, let’s love our neighbor and bring the love of Jesus and with that change. With that we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

 Hey our friend

Christmas is here and might be already gone by the time you read this blog. We probably already ate our wonderful Christmas dinner with neighbors and had a wonderful time. Our last week before Christmas was busy like usual, but we had time to spend time with friends from the community for a lunch or have a potluck with our church small group. What a blessing it is. Now we are starting to plan for the new year and all things ahead. Jen and I have a tradition to pray at the end of the year for words for the new year. We also look back at the ones we got for the last year and see how God moved through them and how they came to pass. We want to encourage you to pray for your new year and let God give you words for your new year.

Merry Christmas!

Markus and Jen

Merry Christmas

Hi friend

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These days with all the negativity out there, it’s hard to stay optimistic about the state of our world.  We may feel overwhelmed or helpless with what we can or can’t do to make a difference.

What about if we became “hyper local” and focused on serving the community where we live?  What if we took Jesus’ command seriously and began to love our actual neighbors?

We hope the video at the end will encourage you this year that through small acts of kindness you have what it takes to change the world!

God bless you

Your Friends,

Markus and Jen