A Weekend (Not) in Paris

This past weekend we were planning on escaping and going with friends to Paris.  There were a number of things leading up to the weekend making it clear that we shouldn't go.  That created space and a weekend at home to catch up on a few things.  We did however feel the need to take …

Wondering what we’ve been up to?

Like always this is much overdue, but at least we're consistent! Below is a link to our latest update and newsletter. We are so grateful for all of you who partner with us in this great adventure. Blessings, Brice and Julie Winter_Spring Update from the Johnsons!

Kim Jong-Un and a missed opportunity.

Kim Jong-Un's recent call for the execution of 33 Christians is a call to prayer and a reminder of a missed opportunity with an international school student in the 1990s. The following content is from Thomas Speckhardt, YouthCompass International. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The capital of North Korea lies over 5000 miles away from Berne, Switzerland. What does …

Karneval Kraziness

Every year our street shuts down and we become trapped on a parade route for the local Karneval celebration. This year 159 floats and bands passed by.  They were filled with costumed men, women, children and animals as they celebrated before the beginning of Lent. Here are a few pictures and videos to summarize the …

Castles! (sigh)

As you may have guessed from the title of the blog post, Julie is writing this. The first movie I ever saw in a theater was "Sleeping Beauty" (circa 1979), and I have loved castles, knights, and princesses ever since!  Thanks to my music education, I also developed a love for all things Medieval, Baroque, and …