Sam and Jennifer Stemple

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


The End Is Near!!

So my subject was one of those titles with the express purpose to get you to read this Update ... Did it work? I will say that THE END of our Home Assignment year in the states IS NEAR. We leave on July 27th to head back to Germany to continue our work at Black Forest Academy. We have had such a great year living at Beulah Beach, which is located in in Northern Ohio (right on Lake Erie). Matthew finished 8th grade at Huron Junior High and Katie finished 6th grade at Huron Intermediate school. Thought the thought of a new school was hard at first, both did great; made friends; and had good years here in the US. We were able to touch base a number of times with Jordan and Ellie, who were both attending Indiana Wesleyan University. Jordan will be a senior and Ellie a Junior this next year. They are both working at Beulah Beach summer camps this summer, so we are all in the same area, which we love. Leaving them here will be one of the main reasons the goodbyes will be even harder in a couple of months.

Speaking of Jordan ... HE GOT ENGAGED last month. His finance is Larisa Kuehn, who he has dated since junior year of HS (at BFA). She is also attending IWU. They plan to get married at Christmas time IN KANDERN, GERMANY. How fun will that be to have the wedding right in our area.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

So please, if you think of us, please lift our family up in prayer. Here are a couple of ways you can pray ...

1) Pray for the transition we face in the next months. It just seems like a few days ago we were transitioning TO this place, but it has been almost a year now, and we must think about the transitions back to Germany. Pray that God would give us peace during this time. Pray for Matthew and Katie as they face the idea of transition as teenagers. Matthew starts High School this year and Katie will be in 7th grade.

2) Pray for Sam as he travels back to Germany on Mon, the 12th of June. He is privileged to be the Grad Speaker for BFA's graduation, so he will be back in Germany for a week sharing with the senior class. Pray for safe travels and for a great week of reconnecting.

3) Pray for the details that need to happen on that side of the ocean for us. Our main concern is getting a vehicle when we get back. We are still about 3000 Euros short of what we think we need to get a reliable car. Please pray for the funds we need.

4) Pray that we would have the time we need for proper closure here with people. Our schedule is already pretty full with goodbyes and time with family. The end IS upon us and we want to end our time well.



Updated: June 09, 2017

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Kandern, 79400

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