Reaching Military Families
My name is Lisa Kendrick and I have been a missionary to the United States Military in Hohenfels, Germany since 2004. This website explains my ministry and will have deputation updates as well.
On the Road Again!
Today is March 15, 2023. I’ve been back in the states for 2 1/2 months and have less than a month left before I return to Germany. I am very excited and have already begun to pack. I’ve not put as many miles in over these few months of deputation because I’ve stayed in the southeast the entire time. I also was able to spend a lot more time with my family because I’ve used my parents house in Alabama as a central hub for all of my meetings. It’s been really nice getting to spend a bit of time with them. God bless you!
This picture is of me and Mrs. Becky Smith in St. Amant, LA. She is a dear friend of our family.
On the Field!
Hello, today is November 17, 2022. I wanted to share with you all what’s been going on in the past few months. I moved back to Germany late June and have been working on getting my Visa and German drivers license as well as getting back into the ministry. It has been amazing being back. I really missed being a part of a church ministry while I was on the road. I’ve started a new ministry unlike any I’ve done before…Toddler Sunday School. My brother in law told me that I should name them the Tater Tots :) but I would like a different name. If you have any ideas please email them to me. I’d love to have a cute name for this Sunday School class.
I’ve been isolated for the past week or so because I picked up coronovirus while at a missionary retreat. It was my first time getting it and while the first 2 or 3 days were pretty miserable, it seemed to be a very light case.
I’ll be back in the states, ‘on the road’ again for 3 months to try to raise some more support. We have decided that for now, I will continue to do deputation for 3 or 4 month slots until I’m fully supported. I’m currently at 82%. This is easier for the ministry here in Germany. While they don’t really want me to leave at all, I really need to gain the rest of my support.
Thank you so much for your prayers. God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!
About the Ministry
As an English speaking ministry in Germany, we not only have the opportunity to minister to the neigboring U.S. Military community, but also to those from many different walks of life from around the world. Whether they are Germans, U.S. Military, foreign students, refugees, or prefessionals on an extended work visa, many of these families are constantly on the move with young children giving us a very unique mission field with extraordinary potential.
Some of these families would not consider the Gospel message while living back in their home environment, but the gospel seems to stand out just a little bit more in an unfamiliar territory. We are simply privileged and honored to reach these diverse families with the Gospel by demonstrating the wonderful love of Jesus Christ.
Message from Pastor Bill
Lisa is a missionary sent from Mountain View Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, through World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions. God has called her to reach and work with the families of Hohenfels Baptist Church. Lisa is a pastor's daughter with a heart for children. She is doctrinally sound and is committed to the local church. She also has a bachelor's degree in education and extensive training in child development. She has been here at Hohenfels Baptist Church since 2004 and simply loves children. Lisa coordinates all of our children’s ministries here at Hohenfels Baptist Church, including our Sunday services, Vacation Bible School, Christmas plays, and she assists the church in a myriad of other ministries. Simply put, she is a blessing to this ministry!
After much prayer and counsel, God has led Lisa to resign from her local secular job here in Germany and enter full-time ministry. She is currently in the process of raising financial support in the U.S. and we look forward to her full-time service in this ever-changing ministry! The Bible states that children are a heritage of the Lord; and they are our future church leaders! So, please pray for Lisa and this ministry, and consider supporting her on monthly basis!
Click the picture above for a printable version of my prayer card.
January 18, 2022
I can't believe that it is already 2022! Last year seemed to fly by. I only have a quick update for you for today. I am still sick with bronchitis and have been fighting it due to my allergies for the past 3 months. I haven't been able to go to any meetings for the past few weeks and would truly appreciate your prayers. I am still keeping busy calling and emailing churches but get tired very easily. I don't want to leave you feeling sorry for me or sad and so I'd also like to share a blessing or praise. I am currently at 75% of support raised. Praise the Lord!! I can see an end to this deputation trail although I'm not sure how long it will take to raise the last $1,200 I am praying that it will happen quickly. Thank you for your support both financial and through prayer. I appreciate you very much. With love, Lisa.
December 6, 2021.
I am currently in Germany visiting for 2 weeks. It has been great being back home even if it’s only for a short time. These past months have been extremely busy but also amazing and a blessing. I’ve driven well over 12,000 miles and been in 3 countries: the United States, Canada, and now Germany. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends and eating as much German food as possible. This photo is from Frankfurt, Germany’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market). I really wanted to go to one but the government in Bavaria closed down all of the markets for this year. We had a great time and were even able to meet the Snell’s at the market. They are missionaries in Ingelheim, Germany which is close to Mainz, Germany.
I have now travelled to 30 states since arriving in the US and have travelled over 51,000 miles. As I said in my post above, I'm leaving for Arizona on Monday and will be in Arizona, back to Alabama, S. Caorolina, back to Arizona, Montana and Wyoming until May. I have a very busy schedule in the upcoming months.
I have officially been in the states for 1 year and have traveled to 28 states and have traveled @45,000 miles. I am missing a few states and miles because of travel bans due to COVID-19. I was out in Montana when everything started closing and churches started cancelling meetings. I ended up traveling back to Alabama to spend quarantine with my family.
I started traveling again in Mid-May.
I will be in meetings in Alabama for the next 2 weeks and then I'm heading west and will be out there until Mid-December.
My niece, Caileigh (8 years old) traveled with me for 5 weeks starting Mid-August. We had a great time and were able to visit many interesting things as we traveled. Our route took us from Alabama to New York City, then to Arizona, Wyoming, and Montana. We stopped at many places along the way like the Ark Encounter in Petersburg, Kentucky. This picture was taken at the Ark Encounter.