The Ashworth Family serves the people of Europe based in Berlin, Germany. They help by feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, praying for the sick, equipping pastors and local leaders, hosting God’s presence through praise and worship, and sharing Jesus’ love with all people.
Through expressions of daily life, the Ashworths are building relationships and allowing God’s love to flow freely through them and as a result they are seeing people from all over Europe come to a saving relationship in Christ.
Their mission is simple – release the Kingdom of God in this region of the world, one person at a time. To pour out God’s love on people in a way that transforms their hearts. To look into the eyes of the lost and forgotten, to touch them with the power of the Holy Spirit. To shine the Light into the darkest darkness. To counter fear with faith. To introduce people to Jesus.
Visa renewal process | Two weeks ago, we submitted this giant binder of paperwork to the Ausländerbehörde (“Foreigners Office”, literal translation) at their request from our very difficult appointment in August. We are prayerful and hopeful that this documentation will clear up any questions they had about our situation and help put us back on track for a visa renewal so we can stay in Germany. However, we know that this situation still requires a lot of prayer.
Please pray with us for different officials to take our case than the two we saw in August, for all mistakes made on our part to be rectified with minimal or no punishment involved, and for a positive appointment on November 21. The biggest prayer push we need is for the canceling of the assignment against us. We live here, we’re not going anywhere, and the authorities in the government need to get that memo from the Holy Spirit. We’re asking God to wave our case right through and grant us another 2-year visa, if not permanent residency.
Planting a church | We feel a fire and an urgency in our hearts to create a place where our refugee friends feel like they can belong and worship freely, and develop a community of Jesus-followers reaching our city. Pray with us for a place in the city where we can meet–and for the financial provision to make this possible. Pray for divine connections, and open doors!