Missionaries to the US Military in Germany
Earlier we had distributed copies of John and Romans throughout the area. I gave one to Austin and invited him to church. One of the joys of the ministry is seeing someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ. One of the tremendous blessings that a person can receive individually is leading that person to Jesus, baptizing him in the Rhein River and welcoming him and his family to our church family. Austin does not know how to swim and still made the decision to be baptized there instead of a pool. He made me promise him that he would not drown, but there was no fear apparent in him, just a tremendous joy and a radiant smile. (The water was cold, it was raining but he is a young Soldier and he said it didn't bother him. I was cold through the waders.)
I met Missionary Tim Tyler in the summer in Switzerland at a conference with other European and Military Missionaries. Later we invited Brother Tyler and a group of students and staff in from The Baptist College International to present their burden and the work in the College. I invited several churches here in Germany to bring their teens for a Saturday get together with them. Everyone had a great time, the youth learned about Bible College opportunities and the grown-ups also got some much needed fellowship.
I had the opportunity to go back to the States for two weeks in October to check on my
mother’s health. Please pray for her as
none of us is getting any younger. It was
very nice to see my family there and
show of my family. Our youngest was
born over here in Germany and many
had not seen him. I got to visit my
Pastor Steve Meyer while I was in Florida
and update the wonderful people at Trinity Baptist Church on the work.
Brett, Patricia, Brett II, Ariana, John and Daniel Skillen, your Missionaries to the US Military (and community of Wiesbaden Germany).
What a wonderful time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord. We had a Christmas program at church with lots of visitors, a party at our house for our church family and more presents than needed (lol). The greatest gift of all, the Lord Jesus Christ is central to all that we do here.
The first Sunday of the New year we held our ‘pop-corn’ preaching day. Six men, ages 16-71 preached from Proverbs 17:24. We were all blessed by each one, from the experienced to the first time preacher. And yes, Brett was the 16 year old!
We have been seeing a lot of fruit from our new school curriculum. Patricia uses ACE now and both older children are now getting all “A”s. The little boys are enjoying their school as well. Everyone is healthy, although we may need braces for Ariana.
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