Gottes Wort

Travel through Germany with us as we four Canadians share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Check out our website Gottes Wort für heute ( It provides Devotions, Bible Studies, short Audio sermons, Q & A, and a variety of help in the German. Can't speak German? Use "Google Translate".

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Have moved ... to Facebook!

Time has really gotten away from us ... have been so busy, especially with the website. In fact, right now, there's a whole site revision going on! Check it out at Gottes Wort für heute.

As well, we've been very social! On Facebook, that is.

When we started the Gottes Wort Facebook page, we really thought we were reaching out to Germany. What a surprise to find out that we were actually ministering to Brazil!

About 90% of our fans (well over 11,000 at the time of this writing) live in Brazil. That has brought about some changes in the way we post, including the occasional posting in English and Portuguese, although the predominant language is German.

Together with creating more videos, a weekly newsletter, and more articles for the Gottes Wort website, the Facebook page is THE place to go now for current up-to-date info.

Trips to Germany and elsewhere will be chronicled there as well as other pertinent information.

Therefore, this will be the last posting onto this blog .... with thanks to all who have been following.

the German Ministry Team!

Monday, May 5, 2014

More travels

I can't believe how the time is flying by.

The men have been busy ... living the 'normal Christian life' ... which is applying God's Word to every situation ... sharing Jesus ... being practical ... and going where God leads.

Here's a posting that Andy put on his Facebook page:

"... the only way to access the island of Föhr is by this ferry. We came close to having to overnight there arriving at the dock 2 minutes before departure. 

Had spent the afternoon with a local fellowship there sharing the good things of our Lord Jesus with them - wonderful! "

Monday, April 28, 2014

Facebook posting

I was just looking at Andy's Facebook page and came across his posting today. Wanted to share it on this blog because it's a good reminder to us all.

"Take time to listen to what people are burdened by and point them to the way that leads to peace thru Jesus Christ! He continues to be the burden lifter in this generation. 

Had an opportunity today to chat with someone about how to receive help in the name of Jesus - the conversation developed thru chit-chat about dogs, photography, chimney problems. Don't avoid people - be interested - you may just be the person to give them direction. The Holy Spirit is waiting for you to take a step - do it."

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Men have landed!

Well, Detlef and Andy arrived in southern Germany on April 10th and will be there for about 5 weeks. Already the first week is over ... and what did they do?

Starting from the moment they landed, it's been a time of sharing the Good News of Jesus ... the Saviour, the Deliverer, the Healer. They have had wonderful opportunities to see God working in people's lives, saving them, healing them, and setting them free.

In large gatherings? No. But in the one-on-one meetings with individuals who are desperate for a change in their lives.

The Lord had already prepared the field. Detlef's brother-in-law and his wife (where the men are staying) had already been busy planting seeds prior to our men's arrival. From the moment the men came, the people started to come. Expectant.

Andy took this photo of Detlef photographing from the top of the vineyard hill overlooking the town of Erlenbach ... a town that has again been impacted for the Lord.

Today, the men drove 6 1/2 hours to northern Germany. They are settling in and eager to see what the Lord has prepared for them there.

Mark 16:15-20 is still as true for today as when Jesus first spoke the words,

"Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast our devils ... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover ... and they went forth and preached every where, and the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following."


Monday, March 3, 2014

What happened?

My goodness! What happened?

It's been so long since I've posted here. Some of you may be wondering if we've done anything since the last posting ...

Well, it's been busy! Nicely busy! Very busy! Productively busy!

There have been trips to Germany and several to Cuba as well.

It's just, well, that I forgot to post here. Oh my. That's going to change.

Right now, I'm in the process of updating the whole Gottes Wort für heute  website. We've been adding lots of new material. As well, we started Gottes Wort Facebook and have been adding stuff there as well.

So, what's next. The men, Detlef and Andy (Wolfgang) are heading to Germany in April/May. They are in the process of arranging their itinerary and it's sounding exciting. I'll try to post here what they're doing ... but do follow along on the Facebook page as well.

OK, back to working on the website ... when you check it out, you'll see that there's a whole new look to it.


Monday, September 3, 2012


Is what we are saying worth eavesdropping to?

Had a reminder of this the other day as we stopped to have an afternoon coffee break. We, together with some other believers, were at a large rooftop cafe in the beautiful, old city of Freiburg. Overlooking the Black Forest and surrounded by delicious tortes and cappuccinos, we ministered and answered questions. One sister asked and received the Holy Spirit baptism. PTL! Excitedly, we moved to the inside area as it started to rain.

Choosing a table for all of us in the filled cafe, we soon realized we needed more room. The gentleman at the table next to us had been watching. He offered to move his table over for us and go elsewhere. We thanked him and extended the invitation for him to join us.

Over more coffees, his story unfolded. OPPORTUNITY! Right there in the crowded roof-top cafe, he accepted Jesus as his Saviour. He proceeded to pull a small German Gideon New Testament Bible out of his jacket. Some time ago, two women had given him this Bible. He’d been carrying it around, but didn’t know or understand what to do. Opening it, he was shown several scriptures that related to his new standing in Christ. PTL!

Eavesdropping, at the next table, were several women. They, likewise, were invited to join the conversation as we now started ordering our supper. More questions. More answers. More sharing the Good News.

Our original plan for a quick coffee before we continued on our walk through Freiburg ended up being an amazing three hours seeing God work.

Let’s always make our talk worth eavesdropping to!

Friday, August 24, 2012


Love the teaching we've received at Victory about looking for opportunities.

Many times we can pray that God would open doors for us to minister, but before we know it, it's bedtime. BUT,  when we actually look, we find that He really does bring those opportunities.

Yesterday we were ministering at a home where the people were being oppressed by demonic activity, when a relative walked in. She suffered terribly from arthritis. An opportunity! Andy shared his testimony of salvation and the following healing from arthritis. She interjected, "I want that, too!" An opportunity! Unplanned. Taken.

Still a couple of days to take more opportunites, then Sunday Andy's preaching at the Arche in Niebüll. Then it's off to the southern part of Germany for the last part of our trip.

Blessings to you all!