|Reinhold, Nate and me at church last Sunday|
Fast forward to last Sunday. We joined fellow missionary friends at a BEG church up in Floridsdorf (a community north of Vienna). And we ran into Reinhold! Not only did we get to see Reinhold, but we ended up being blessed with an hour of his time after the church service. We spoke mostly German (hooray!) and Reinhold was able to confirm a few important things for us:
- There is still much work to be done here
- There are several communities or "pockets" in Vienna with a high population density and NO evangelical church
- Reinhold is eager for us to get started, but he understands the important of us focusing on language study until we are ready
We were so encouraged by the surprise meeting with a visionary leader of the association we'll be working with. We talked about meeting in the coming months to pray and continue to discuss future plans. We look forward to working with Austrians and missionaries, under his leadership, to plant churches in the spiritually needy country. Thank you, God, for this encouragement!