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I had a nice talk with Nicole today. She was at an internet cafe on the beach. The connection was not very good so I called her on her phone. She is doing well. The weather there is very nice. She has 2 housemates. One from Norway and the other from Germany. There are 6 interns in total. One from Africa, one from England and the other is also German. She is there for 6 weeks mostly learning about prayer, worship, the prophetic and also art in the church. Nicole is an artist and song writer. I can hardly wait to see what will come out of this time. And the ministry in Cypress prays for and helps aid women who have been trapped in sex trafficking. So she will also help these women, but how I do not know. Juergen shows the house to 6 families tonight. The renter did a really good job cleaning up. Juergen says it looks great. I'm sure it was stressful for them to move and clean. I appreciate the effort. If we don't sell it, I'm finding some pretty cool stuff on eBay. So maybe I will be shopping for used furniture for Leimen. I am hoping it sells. I have plenty of other ways to spend my time and money.


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