Lovely friends, ♥️
my name is Hema and I'm 24 years old, and study drama/acting in Munich. Due to the corona situation, I haven't been able to earn my pay by waitressing in a local pub. I have a minijob now but 450€ per month in Munich... it's just not enough. I have signed up for Wohngeld und unemployment money but haven't gotten a response yet.
i normally spend my monthly salary on my school fees (530€) and rent (340€). I have been able to pay for everything the last few months through savings in my bank account but at some point, the savings run out too.
Currently it looks like I will have to leave Munich if the situation doesnt get better and drop out of acting school. I don't want to even think about that, because Acting and theatre is all I've ever dreamed of doing and it's my true calling. I would have to leave my church and the family I've found here. And that just breaks my heart.
So that's why, I'm calling out for help today. Which is totally out of my comfort zone, since I like being in control and not showing weakness.I dont like people knowing when something is not going right in my life. But I've realized that God can only start working in my life, when I let go of my control and surrender everything toHim. I felt the Holy Spirit calling out to me yesterday, that God will provide for me. That I'm holding His promise in my hands. That I shouldn't fix my sights on the crushing circumstances around me, but on the things that I cannot yet see. And that it's okay, to reach out for help from my friends and family. My first response was"But, Jesus...." (that's so embarrassing, everyone's had a hard time, what qualifies me? i'm not a beggar... some of the thoughts running through my head) and almost immediately came theresponse "I wasn't asking you, I was telling youto do it. I'm showing you what humility is and you've got me and I'm everything you need"
and soon enough the bible vers in Mark 6:37 popped into my head, the story of Jesus feedingthe 5000. The part that got to me was that the apostles didn't realize that they had all they needed because they had Jesus.
so my lovely friends, if you have place in your generous hearts to help me sustain my life in Munich, it would be sooo greatly appreciated! It doesn't even have to be a big amount. Jesus took the little boy's small lunch of five loafs and two fishes and provided a miracle! I've got to start believing, that He can do that in my life too!
- Sonja Albrecht
- julia Wittmann