A lot has happened since last summer not the least of which is that I am now sitting at a computer in Germany thinking about buying beds and painting :)
Last year, Marcel and I began to think about what comes next and really felt that God was leading us to leave Mercy Ships and see what he had for us in Germany. Although it was not an easy decision, Marcel had job interviews in October and was able to find a great job in the city of Munich in southern Germany. Not only is this a great international city, but also close to the Mercy Ships office in Kaufbeuren and friends in Munich.
Last week we were able to find an apartment just outside of Munich (Unterschleissheim) which is still only about 20 minutes from Marcel's work and has all the things we were looking for . . . 'wood' floors, a balcony, room in the kitchen for a larger frig/freezer and a table, a bathroom with a connection for a washing machine in the future . . . We have signed the contact and are waiting now for the renter to countersign. If all goes well, we should have the key by the 20th and move in that weekend. This is a real answer to prayer as we had heard that it could take months to find a good place and I am really looking to unpacking and not having to pack it up again in a few months. We are currently living in a small apartment owned by Mercy Ships which has been a great blessing in getting started here, but not quiet our own and it is hard to know what to unpack when we were unsure of how long we would be here.
Anyhow, some pictures taken with my phone yesterday - not the best, but give an idea of the space - kitchen, bedroom, living room, balcony, bathroom and small entrance way with closet. If you can imagine, the kitchen, living room and balcony are all along the front of the apartment and then the bathroom, entrance way and bedroom run along the back. The balcony 'pushed' the bedroom back a little from the front 'wall' and the entrance way and bathroom 'push' the living room and kitchen to the front.
turn around from the bathroom and there is the closet and front door - the door all the way across is to the bedroom