In 2007 Kim Droptiny and her daughter BreAnna sold everything they owned and moved to Europe to become missionaries. Their first stop was Oxford, UK. There they served for one year in the Christian retreat center Stanton House in Stanton St. John.
In 2008 they both packed their things and made their way to Berlin, Germany for the next step of their ministry, to take part in one of the very first DTS (Discipleship Training School) organized by YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Berlin. On the way to Berlin, they were informed, that the DTS was canceled due to a lack of participants. But there was no turning back.
One miraculous door after another opened up for them. First, a place to stay with a friend of a friend, then an amazing apartment in the same building was given to them that had a long waiting list of applicants waiting to get into it.
One of the first contacts they made was a young fiery evangelist called Arnold Pust, part of On the Red Box ministry. There they would learn and practice preaching the Gospel and sharing their testimony on the big squares of Berlin.
As well they were praying every day, “Holy Spirit, what do you want us to do”. God then has most of the times led them to a small local park nearby called “Boxi” (short for Boxhagener Park) where they started reaching out to alcoholics, drug addicts, homeless people and whoever would reside there.
Soon after they found a location nearby they would make into a neighborhood Café/Ministry office called “Der Garten” (the garden) and started to invite people from the park and people they would visit on the streets during evangelistic outreaches to come back for a cup of tea or coffee and go deeper into conversation about Jesus and faith.
They also started hosting regular times of many hours of worship, partnering with the BURN 24-7 Berlin, even taking it outdoor to “Boxi” or during the annual street festival.
Since Thilo joined the ministry in 2010, a new dream formed and became more and more clearly to reach out to the lost of Europe and beyond. The team started taking short trips to several German cities to share the gospel on the streets partnering with churches and finally got to work with ministries like YWAM (JmeM).