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January 2015 - ToTheStreets International
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HAPPY 2015 !!!
"Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up, do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland."

Isaiah 43:18-19

Dear Friends and Family,

For our “New Year”, we have made a commitment to spend more time in prayer, fasting and reading the Word of God. We believe that the Lord has some amazing, new things in store for each of us and we are longing to take hold of what He has in store!
A NEW PRAYER BURDEN
As long as the Lord keeps leading and going before us, we desire to be on the road for Him but the small space and lack of privacy is slowly but surely beginning to “get” to us. More and more we realize our need of separate living “compartments”.
That said, we have a dream, that we would like you to help us contend in prayer for. We would like to buy a tricked out van complete with bed, toilet and sink for Kim. Said van should be strong enough to pull a trailer in which the Teschendorf's could sleep and we could all work and eat. We are dreaming that the trailer would be big enough to accommodate, (Lord willing) a little Teschendorf in the future. If we had a van and trailer, we could park the trailer outside of a city and much more easily drive into the tight, often stressful European spaces. As many of you know, we often struggle to find parking with our R.V. in city centers.

We know that with our Lord, “nothing is impossible” Luke 1:37 and with your prayers, we are believing that the Lord will provide this desire of our hearts. We are praying specifically for a newer van that will last a few years without worries and a trailer that will feel like “home” for the Teschendorf's. Thank you for believing with us. As usual, if the Lord gives you a word about this or any of our plans, we are open to suggestion and/or correction!
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Since we last wrote, we have done a lot of driving into southern Spain looking for warm weather and not finding very much of it. We couldn't find anywhere to stay near Barcelona and had a really hard time emotionally and physically in that area. We headed onto Valencia and when we got out of the region of Barcelona we felt better. We visited the city of Valencia and could find no parking for the R.V. We finally decided to spring money for a campground and found one in a city an hour south of Valencia called Gandia. Gandia and all of the other places we stopped inbetween felt like ghost-towns. Besides prayer walking we had no open doors for evangelism.

ONTHEREDBOX
Conference in Coimbra, Portugal

Our friend Sharon preaching at the OnTheRedBox Conference
From Gandia we traveled to Coimbra, Portugal, to attend a conference on evangelism. We were inspired by the great teachings given by “OnTheRedBox” leaders from Madrid as well as our dear friend Sharon Reeves who also spoke at the conference. To read more about this conference and some of the wonderful teachings please see BreAnna's Blog.
Jacob Bock, founder of OnTheRedBox Madrid, preaching
Participants of the ONTHEREDBOX Conference in Coimbra, Portugal Jan. 2015

FATIMA
The Altar of the World
A massive place for burning candles of all sorts
During the conference a man named João shared about his work in Fatima and how he needs workers and how hard it is to live in such a spiritually blind and deceived place. Fatima, Portugal – is the city where 3 young children had visions from an “angel” and is now a place where hundreds of thousands travel to pray to “Our Lady of Fatima”.
The team with Michaela, Natalia and João
Our hearts were touched by João's testimony. Bre connected with him after the conference and he agreed to let us visit him and his family the next week in Fatima.
Typical catholic idol store in Fatima, Portugal
Thilo said that he was not prepared for the blatant idol-worship and deception that we saw there which included store after store filled with idols. There were many flesh colored candles in the shape of body parts and children. People buy a candle for whatever ailment or problem they may have and burn them near where the apparitions of “The Angel of Portugal” appeared.
Candles shaped as intestines and girls
Very expensive life sized candles
It was strange to see a foot or even a baby being burned. João and his wife Natalia told us that in May, hundreds of thousands of people come to Fatima to light candles, “walk” on their knees, or crawl on their stomachs across a huge square towards the statue to pray. While walking around the Fatima grounds, the song kept coming to Kim's mind, “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.” The dear people who travel to Fatima still believe that they have to pay for their own sin which was the saddest thing about it all.
Pope Frances praying in front of “The Lady of Fatima”
Pope Frances will be visiting Fatima in May 2017 for the 100 year anniversary of the appearance of “whatever it was” and we all felt a nudge to return and help with evangelism during that time. Recently, they built a new ecumenical chapel on the site that seats over 8000 people. It is huge. This move is not surprising considering that the current pope is actively trying to unify Muslims, atheists and Hindus.

We want to call anyone whose hearts are burning, to join us in Fatima in May 2017. Please get in contact with us and write an email to us. We will have the opportunity to reach hundreds of nations in one place, with the truth of Jesus' complete sacrifice! It is finished.
MALAGA, SPAIN
After leaving Fatima, we made our way to Malaga, Spain where we have finally settled down for a nice long three weeks, so Thilo can work on his video job and Bre and Kim can continue with their book projects. We had some trouble finding a place to stay in this region. We made our own plans to stay with a friend of a friend very cheaply and had a very harrowing trip up and down a mountain only to discover that there was literally NO room for our R.V.!

Finally, we ended up in a campsite that is reasonably priced and only about 15 minutes from the ocean. The first person Thilo met in the camp was a man from England who is also an evangelist!
Chris and Joe with the team
We also found out after we arrived, that our dear old friends, Chris and Joe Park from our days at the Stanton House are staying in a town very near this one! Things like that go a long way to boost our morale and remind us that the Lord is indeed guiding us, even when we feel like we are just mucking along. It is warmer here and so much easier to get to sleep at night!

At the end of three weeks we will head back northward where business in Germany awaits us, as usual.
Prayer Request
Please pray for João & Natalia Rodrigues and family from Fatima, Portugal, missionaries with Operation Mobilisation and OnTheRedBox who are battling alone in their city and neighbouring cities.



They have an outstanding puppet-ministry that goes into the schools and local theatre. Please lift them before the throne that the Lord will send workers, finances and the power of His spirit. If you would like to support them financially or send a team to work with them, please get in contact with us.

Praise God that He caused us to meet João and Natalia in Fatima and that we did have a wonderful stay with them.
Praise Report
Praise God that He led us to a cheap campground with the bonus of being so close to the ocean!
Prayer Request
Pray for Thilo to have the stamina to finish his video-editing job for China Impact, which has been harder to work on “on the road” than expected.
Praise Report
Praise God that our propane has not run out yet! And we have found out how to get a propane bottle, bought it, had it refilled and are more than good to go for the whole time we are in Spain and beyond. Thank you for your prayers.

THANK YOU FOR PARTNERING WITH US

Thank you for partnering with us in the new year and we pray that we would all dedicate our lives to Him in deeper ways in 2015 and that we would know beyond all doubt what is the height, depth, width and length of the love that our Father has for each one of us.
 

Together for the advancement of God's Kingdom
Your ToTheStreets International team,

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