Report from Germany
Friday night we visited a youth group in Detmold, Germany. We shared key questions with the group of over fifty young people. Who is God? Who are you? Where is Jesus in our lives and in the Word of God?
Once we concluded the meeting several girls came up to Cathy and asked her to share our "love story." She shared some parts of our meeting, dating and falling in love with one another. Then she came over to me and pointed to the group of girls and said, they have a question to ask you.
Real life had jumped out at them because two of the girls were engaged to be married. They wanted to know details about our relationship. You could see the eager look on their faces, smiles and a clear desire to know more!
But the discussions did not end there. A group of young people asked an even deeper question. How do you study the Bible? Will you teach us?
So Tuesday night we met for over three hours and walked through a supposed error in the Bible. We saw the same eager look on their faces, smiles and a clear desire to know more of God's Word. They seemed to hang on every thought that was shared. Questions bounced around like popcorn. It was so much fun!
But most importantly they learned that the Word of God is reliable and trustworthy. It is not full of errors like Jim Jones of Jones town (The People's Temple of 1978) told his people. Even the most difficult Scriptures can be hard to understand but persistent discipline to search and study the Word can bring a healthy love relationship with Jesus and God the Father.
You see love is what each of us seeks. It is also what Jesus is providing! For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son! It is a connection every heart wants. . . to love and feel loved!
What a joy to share His love with people in other parts of the world. Come with us and see for yourself!
Cathy and Danny
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.