It is eight months to the day since we arrived in Munich and time for a brief, general update.
We finally have a Kindergarten place for Aleksa to begin 1st June. The downside is that it is almost a two hour round trip to get there. Nevertheless, we are really grateful and looking forward to him having regular contact with German peers. He has been a real star patiently waiting for this – he was last in education in July last year.
After the Easter holidays Anya was informed that she will be permitted to enrol as an official Gymnasium (Grammar School) student in her school next year. This is a great achievement as only 7 of the 23 in her beginners German class are allowed to remain in the school. This would be a great relief except that we hadn’t realised her place in the school was in any doubt!
Rada is beginning to volunteer helping a refugee with English language once a week. As a result of Aleksa’s lack of Kindergarten place Rada’s opportunities have been extremely limited. Nevertheless, Rada has used much of this time to absorb many books and preaches.
Nathan has been working delivering meals on his bike for two months now. Though a basic salary he is really enjoying the work, getting to know Munich well, and even loosing a little weight! He got back to his youth work roots with two weeks of children’s camp employment over Easter.
We continue to meet regularly in our apartment for prayer, worship, study and shared food. We are in the process of finalising a name for the church plant and plotting some activities for the autumn….watch this space!