May I introduce: Family Lächele from Konstanz
They could be described as yuppies. Two young city-professionals with a promising future ahead of them. A small daughter in the nursery and pregnant with number 2. Tobias Lächele has completed his medical technologist engineer studies, his wife Marielene works in business education and teaches business administration and English. Their salaries are okay and their colleagues hold them in high esteem.
But the 13th November 2019 was the day on which this wonderful idyll was turned on its head. As the phone rang that afternoon their world was in good order.
The director of a South American missionary hospital was on the other end: “We desperately need you for our team in Peru!” The last direct contact between them was more than four years ago. “Interesting that you call right at this moment,” answers the engineer, “Since we currently are in the middle of a phase of transition!”
On Monday Tobias and Marielene Lächele were officially accepted as candidates for Diospi Suyana. They will probably leave for Peru in the latter part of 2020.
The above photo was taken of the young couple while visiting Machu Picchu back in 2015. Diospi Suyana’s school and hospital are 45km away as the crow flies on the other side of the mountain range.
Fascinating that such a phone call out of the blue happened at exactly the right moment. But such “coincidences” happen frequently to Christians. And we are convinced that God pulls the strings especially when people trust in him./KDJ