Jose and Melanie Chinchilla

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Chinchilla Chronicles


In Germany, December 1st begins with advent. The season of Light. There are Christmas Markets to celebrate the season. There are Advent wreaths complete with candles at the all the flower shops. You can’t leave the store without passing the advent calendars with the little chocolates or toys hiding behind little doors to open each day.

For us, we are THANKFUL to slow down a little more each day to anticipate the coming of Jesus’ Birthday. Because, Christmas or not, it’s always all about Him. It’s why we live the life we live. And taking a little extra time with the LIGHT of the World gives us perspective with the darkness all around.

May you all know the JOY and LIGHT of Jesus this Advent season!

Please pray with us for the following:

PRAISE THE LORD for the new family from Venezuela who joined us for our first FAMILY BRUNCH! Anna, Frank and their little girl Stacy came to the brunch and also to THANKSGIVING, GERMAN LANGUAGE CAFE and are planning on starting to attend Sunday mornings as well as Tuesday nights! PRAY that they would desire a relationship with JESUS!

We have been encouraged by recent visitors from the US coming to see and help with the ministry here in Berlin. We are so grateful! PRAY that GOD would send more workers to join us. We are currently praying that GOD would send mid-term workers (from 3 months to 2 years) and long-term workers (2 years or more).

PRAY for Josiah's hearing! Josiah is scheduled FOR SURGERY on December 14th. He will have tubes put in his ears and his adenoids taken out. PRAY for every step of this process. We are trusting God’s healing hand through the doctors and are praying for full recovery of his hearing and that it will greatly help improve his pronunciation! Ian will have another followup appointment for his ears in January, as they won’t operate before he turns 4. Keep praying for Ian’s ears to be healed, too!

Our ‘AMERICAN THANKSGIVING’ event on Saturday, Nov. 25th was a smashing success! We celebrated with old friends and new. Our church people invited friends (Spanish speakers), and we also had Josiah’s best buddy from preschool’s family (a Msl*m family from P-stan) come join our celebration as well! PRAY AS WE FOLLOW UP! We have an invitation to dinner with the Pakistani family (the K family). There were also Germans present. We are grateful for the team who was visiting that helped us put the whole event on, and for the opportunity to invite everyone at one time! We had over 25 people and enjoyed two 5 kilo turkeys! PRAY for God to continue to move in their hearts and for openness to talk about Jesus!

HAPPY ADVENT! May you be captivated with JOY, PEACE and LIGHT during this Christmas season!

Please prayerfully consider what God would have you give to Project Cherry Tree in Berlin. Your donation is the 'seed money' for this project.

You can give online here: then type Project Cherry Tree in the designation box. All donations are tax-deductible.

You can also mail checks with Project Cherry Tree-Berlin in the memo to:
The Christian and Missionary Alliance
8595 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80920


Many blessings!

With much love from Berlin,

José and Melanie

Josiah and Ian

To give to our support, which is our bread and butter, daily living expenses, you can give to the GCF: Jose and Melanie Chinchilla Support.

To give to PROJECT CHERRY TREE, you can give to Jose and Melanie Chinchilla Work or designate PROJECT CHERRY TREE BERLIN on your gift.

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Updated: December 02, 2017

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