The Lord Provides Financially
I'd like to share with you how God has guided my life since I decided to go to Berlin as a missionary.
In spring 2005, when I lived in Vienna in Austria, I was asked by two of our pastors if I had ever thought about moving to Berlin as a missionary. To be honest, I didn't like the idea at all! I had never wanted to move to Berlin or Germany - but I knew I had to ask God about His will.
As soon as I started praying, God started working and a lot of miracles happened. One day, when I was on my way to work, nearly anywhere I looked, I saw the word ‘Berlin'! By then it was obvious for me that God wanted me to leave Vienna and set off for Berlin. Not only these signs, but also scriptures such as COLOSSIANS 2:6-7, which says
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving”, made it very clear that I had to ‘pull up my socks', make this big step of faith and follow the call!
In Vienna I had been working for a financial institute. When I was sent on training courses, there was a condition that should I leave the company, I would have to pay back some of the cost. I knew that this might be a lot of money, so I asked them to tell me how much it would be. A few days later I found out that it would be over 2,200 Euros! The only thing I could do was to go down on my knees and pray to God that this huge ‘mountain' would shrink, because I could never afford that amount. To cut a long story short, God worked miraculously and in the end I only had to pay 200 Euros. Praise the Lord!
Another miracle was how the Lord provided the perfect flat in Berlin. About 3 weeks before moving permanently, I went to Berlin for the first time in my life. I was there for 5 days in order to get to know the city a little and especially to find a flat. This was not so easy, because I had specific requirements, and my ‘wish list' was quite long! For example, I wanted to have a big, modern flat with good light, nice floors and an attic. I wanted a living room big enough for Christian meetings and had always dreamed of having a fireplace. I needed a completely furnished kitchen, and I prayed that the flat would be at least partly furnished because I had no furniture at all. Another big wish was a washing machine, but I didn't even dare to write that down on my list, as I thought it was long enough!
For two days I sat in front of the computer looking at adverts for flats, but I couldn't find the one I was praying for. Just before I was about to stop searching, I prayed that God would lead me to the right ad. This prayer was answered as I immediately found an advert which seemed to be perfect. I saw the flat the next day, and from the first minute, I knew that this was the answer to my prayers. Every little point of my long wish list was answered and it was even nicer than I could have ever imagined. The cherry on the cake was that there was a brand-new washing machine!!! Praise the Lord, this was such a big miracle for me and 3 weeks later I moved into this beautiful flat.
He has promised in His Word to care for me as He cares for all of us!
From this time on a very exciting time in Berlin started. At times it was difficult, but the Lord has always brought me through. Even in the hardest times, when life seemed too much for me to bear, I knew God would never let me down, because He has promised in His Word to care for me as He cares for all of us!
All glory goes to God and I thank Him for everything He has done in my life so far. I also just moved to Braunschweig where my fiancé lives – which is a prophecy fulfilled as well. When the pastors asked me about Berlin they also spoke a little prophecy, which was that I would get to know my future husband there! To follow God, and to go wherever He wants me to be, was the best decision in my life.
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Praise the Lord!
Love in Christ,