This past April, twelve students from Charis Bible College (CBC) in Dallas, Texas traveled with CBC-Dallas Director, Kitty Potts to Schönebeck, Germany. They put their gifts and callings into action serving as missionaries, teaching and preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, in a foreign land. The following pictorial is a summary of their trip.
CBC-Dallas arrived in Berlin, Germay where host, Pastor Dietmar Jersch met the team. The missionaries then traveled two hours by car to Pastor Jersch’s church in Schönebeck called Christus Geminde.
Sondria McWilliams had the opportunity to share on the Effects of Praise at Christus Geminde. She taught about the benefits of praise to the believer and how it is the highest expression of faith. The missionaries also enjoyed the daily service at the church where they spent time praying and loving on God’s people.
Jan Savas shared on Staying Full of God. Jan’s heart was especially touched by the youth she encountered on the trip. She found that their hearts are full of love, and are on fire for the Lord. “It was an awesome opportunity to minister on this trip to Germany,” Jan said.
Gunar and Shirley Gerthe had the opportunity to minister in a church called, Zerbst Church. On Sunday, Gunar shared on Spirit, Soul and Body. Included in the photo is the leadership of Zerbst Church, all of whom received Gunar’s teaching with receptive and joyful hearts.
Millie Green shared a teaching on the Holy Communion at Christus Germinde. One evening, Millie and Gunar had a chance to minister and pray with a group of young people at the CVJM. CVJM is Schönebeck's is a branch of America's YWCA.
David Wright enjoyed teaching on A Better Way to Pray. David said, “There is a hunger for the Lord and the truth of His Word. We have been so blessed with what we have learned at CBC Dallas.”
Charles Knowles II had the opportunity to share on The War is Over. Lives were transformed by the message of grace and unconditional love unto mankind from God. “I thank God for such an awesome experience. Friends were gained, lives were touched, and the harvest is coming in,” said Charles.
CBC students were blessed to be able to meet with a Bible group in a local high school in Schönebeck. The missionaries shared testimonies and the high school students were blessed. Many students came forward to request prayer. It was an honor to pray for and speak blessings over all the students.
The CBC team received some publicity while in Germany. The students were interviewed, at the Mayor's request, by local television and radio stations, and a local newspaper. Mayor Haase, a Christian with a heart to reach the people of Schönebeck, and Bill Glancy, a friend of CBC-Dallas and Mayor of Farmers Branch (a suburb of Dallas) have been praying for each other's cities for some time. During the interviews the CBC students were able to share the reason behind their visit to Germany—Jesus. The headline in the newspaper (Right) read: "Faith draws Christians from Farmers Branch to Schönebeck."