Thanksgiving – ErnteDANK

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that being grateful for the blessings of the preceding year helps us keep the focus right.

Despite all the challenging things that have been happening this year there are many things we can be truly grateful for:

  • Books
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Pets and Plants
  • Sunshine
  • Zoom

Always be joyful.

Never stop praying.

Be thankful in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

[The Bible]

What are YOU thankful for?

This is what Connecting Cultures is thankful for within the last year:

  • numerous encounters with international students, scholars & researchers
  • the opportunity to experience fellowship with internationals throughout the Corona – crisis both via various online meetings (movie nights, game nights, …) as well as in person (Summer of Encouragement, social activities: hiking, biking, swimming, …)
  • continued deep-going conversations with students and supporters
  • the start of a hospitality scheme in Vienna
  • the blessing when helping internationals move long distance into new accommodations
  • new ideas – new projects – new churches – new people
  • a Think Tank with churches, organisations & individuals on reaching international people in Austria
  • a name, a logo and a new website for Connecting Cultures
  • generous donations from people like YOU
  • tax deductibility for Austrian tax payers!
  • the possibility to share the vision in various settings
  • summer training events as well as further training courses for staff