April: News, Thanks, and Prayers

BFA English teachers hiking on our Spring Break professional development trip to the UK.

News and Dates:

  • March 26-April 5: Spring Break
  • April 7: BFA Staff Appreciation Dinner
  • April 9: Classes resume (Start of Quarter 4)
  • April 20: Freshman class party
  • Curriculum for April: The Crucible, opinion columns and reviews

We’re Thankful For:

  • Oma and Papa, also known as Richard and Donna Dahlstrom, who came for a short visit in March. We’re thankful for the joy they bring to us and to Luci, and the incredible mentors and support they’ve been to us in marriage and ministry here.
  • Space in a Shipping Container, belonging to our landlords, which is currently on its way to Washington State. This was a huge answer to prayer, as they generously helped us to send back the majority of our things, along with our bicycles!
  • English Department Trip to the Cotswolds region of the UK, allowing Kristi to spend time connecting with her colleagues, reflecting on seven years’ teaching with the BFA English department, and exploring the beautiful countryside of southwestern England.
  • Continued Answers to Prayer for our future plans. More details to come this month!

Please Be In Prayer For:

  • Health. Flu season is lingering here in Germany, with an extra-long winter that’s spilling into spring. Pray for continued protection from the worst illnesses, and quick recovery from the colds that seem to keep coming back!
  • Transition. Pray for us as we continue to check off the many practical tasks associated with leaving the country, as well as the emotional process of saying goodbye to our home of almost a decade.

As we reflect on the time we’ve been here, we continue to be incredibly thankful for the prayer, encouragement and finances from our friends, family and churches, which have made this ministry possible. Please let us know if there are ways that we can be praying for you, or if you have any questions our life or ministry in Kandern.

Peace in Christ,

Timmy & Kristi Dahlstrom


2 Comments Add yours

  1. OK, just a little bit “jelly” – LOVE the Cotswolds!! Retirement anyone?? 😉
    Love “The Crucible” – incredible play. Last time I taught juniors, I taught Scarlet Letter in fall and Crucible later, and we tried to compare the theme/underlying philosophy. It was a really erudite thought, but I didn’t prepare them well enough and couldn’t really pull out of them what I wanted. Oh well.
    So glad Holladays could take some of your stuff – awesome!
    Hugs & prayers. And I would love to know how your parents mentor you – we really feel like we failed Ross and Heather in that area. Would like to do better if/when he ever remarries.
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10


    1. Kristi says:

      Thanks, Laura! It was a grand trip. As for mentoring from my parents, I think it’s been a combination of intentionality in keeping in close contact even across distance, and honesty and vulnerability on both sides. Praying you’re well as you gear up for your big conference!

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