Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Studio to Street, Berlin

Okay, we made it to Berlin. We left London super early on thursday and arrived in Berlin at noon. We met the people of YWAM Berlin that same evening. The places we are staying is a part of an hotel called Hotel Graf Pückler. YWAM Berlin is having several of the apartments in that hotel, and their office/classroom is down by the street.

Early the first day we got a call from one of the members of the german parliament, who asked us to come and pray for him, for Angela and for all of the government of Germany.

Us, Frans Heinrich (the man with the tie),
and some of the people of YWAM Berlin.
Photo: Deborah Stevenson

The day after we were right at the Potsdammer Platz, playing songs and talking with people about Jesus. That was a really cold day. On sunday the weather had turned good again, and we were at Mauerpark where did 10 meter of graffiti.

With a team of six people we sprayed ten meters of wall, the boy in the picture is our seventh man.
He really likes graffiti and offered to «help» me with what I was doing.
Photo: Carry Hardy

My friend Tiemen came to visit me while we were at the park,
we know each other from back in Gramsbergen.
Photo: Deborah Stevenson

We were back with the wall again today, and I painted this horse. I like painting horses.
 It was really nice practice to a bit on my own with spray cans.

Monday was our day off, and I got to explore the city a bit on my own. At Checkpoint Charlie I sat down in a café to paint the «thing» going on:

Checkpoint Charlie from the café window

Checkpint Charlie-painting

On the way back from the checkpoint, I came by this chathedral that stood out from all of the other buildings in the city. This is the French Cathedral of Berlin. This is the church of the French Huguenots (french lutherans, calvinists and protestants) who in 1685 had feld to protestant Berlin for refuge.

It has a great view from the dome of the cathedral

The YWAM Berlin team is really happy to have us here, because they are so few here, and the chances in the city are many. YWAM in Berlin used to be a lot bigger, but the stricter visa-regualtions forced many of the foreign missionaries to Berlin to have to leave. Things are starting to look brighter now. 

The next blog-post will come from the city of Prague

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