Thorsten and Kerstin bring several years of academic and practical experience to Edinburgh Bible College (EBC).
Having served in six churches, three countries and two continents, and having worked at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary for almost nine years, their experience is invaluable for the training and development of Christ-like workers for the gospel in Europe.
Thorsten, as Vice-Principal of EBC, has a teaching, leadership and pastoral role, supporting the Principal. Amongst other tasks he is teaching a new cross-cultural mission course, working on the accreditation of EBC and developing the courses to a degree level.
Kerstin is involved in administrative work and the mentoring of female students. She is also involved in the local church, focussing on counselling and discipleship.
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Happy New Year dear friends,
May the Lord crown your year with his goodness and help you ‘run with perseverance the race marked out for us’ (Heb.12:1)! This is certainly what he has done for us in 2019 and we know that we can rely on his faithfulness also in 2020. As we got ready to fly back to Scotland after two weeks in Germany, we realised with relief that it felt like preparing to ‘go home’.
… (if you want to be truthful) is the frequently asked question, ‘Did you have a nice Christmas?’ Family can bring out the worst in you. We find that no-one is better at reminding us (unintentionally) of our sinfulness. One can have the best intentions in the world to be loving, supportive and understanding no matter how you are being treated. The ground-crashing reality is that we struggle to deal with all the brokenness we encounter. We feel helpless in the face of overhyped expectations, lack of common sense and aggression in response to our attempt to set up healthy boundaries. During our time in Germany we juggled clingy behaviour on one side of the family and emotional distance and conscious rejection of God on the other. We would appreciate your prayers for wisdom as we plan the frequency and length of visits to Germany in 2020. Please also pray for Thorsten’s father and the spiritual battle waging in him bringing out bitterness, life’s disappointments as well as occasional expressions of faith.
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