GERMANY – YOUNG LIFE MILITARY
The Roberts moved to Müllheim, Germany in July 2016 to work with Young Life’s German-speaking ministries. Chris is an Area Developer for Young Life’s new service learning initiative in which he will help develop and implement a curriculum for service learning that uses Young Life methodology to reach German-speaking teenagers. According to the National Service Learning Clearinghouse, “service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” The goal is to offer Young Life directed service learning programs to German schools, which would then provide Young Life leaders the opportunity to build relationships with teenagers and earn the right to tell them about Jesus.
The Young Life office is in Kandern, Germany. The Roberts’ children, Mac and Madalena, attend Black Forest Academy in Kandern where they enjoy running cross country (Mac) and drama (Madal). Donna serves BFA as a school nurse. Their dog, a boxer named Clyde, sleeps a lot.
- For teens to come to Young Life to hear about Jesus.
- For a project in December to provide a meal at a day home for the homeless.
- For adult volunteer leaders.
- For the YL leadership as they try new things to see what works! Lörrach is a laboratory of sorts for developing service clubs, a new way to do Young Life.
- For Chris, Donna and their family.
Children: Mac Roberts (11/21/00), Madalena Roberts, (3/7/03)
Birthdays: Donna (2/12), Chris (4/4); Anniversary: June 18