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I forgot to wish everybody a happy new year! So here ya go - may this next year be a wonderful and very blessed one!! I look forward to what lies ahead and to hearing from you about your year!!

My first day in 2010 was a very good, but long one! My church is currently having a "New Year's Retreat" with a church from Frankfurt, Germany. They got in on the 31st and will be here until Sunday. We celebrated the start of a new year together and are showing them around Vienna and taking time to remember that Jesus is our personal Saviour. The theme of the retreat (M)Ein Retter - (my) a Saviour. Today we spent some time praising God and sharing what He has been teaching us. We toured Vienna with our guests and heard about the history behind some of the famous landmarks. After spending some time getting warmed up in a cafe, we went back to the cold streets and did a street evangelism event. We sang songs and in between them someone gave a testimony and it was translated into English for any non-German speakers. We had several people stop and listen and take tracts - pray that God will work in their hearts!

It's way past my bedtime, so I'm gonna sign off with my first GST for the year 2010 :)
  1. drinking coffee with one of the Austrian girls
  2. great talks throughout the day
  3. laughing so hard during a game at night that I started crying
  4. having many people stop and listen to our presentation on the streets
  5. finally warming up!!

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