Today we had the privilege to worship with our host's congregation, “Gemeinschaft Entschiedener Christen” (GEC), in the city of Heilbronn. They are classified as “Freie Kirche” which means “Free Church” and are similar to our charismatic/pentecostal churches. Again, we met a community of born-again believers, filled with the Holy Ghost. We're absolutely thrilled that we can send converts to their church. We also spoke with the Pastor of the congregation. He informed us that Heilbronn lies in the Bible Belt of Germany. This city has four charismatic churches as well as Baptist, Pentecostal, and other denominations. Whereas the 'GEC' sends missionaries to former “East” Germany, we will be heading to northern Germany on Tuesday. Both areas are in great need of the Gospel.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (KJV)