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".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Up North (Bordelum)

After having a little hick-up with our car, we left Erlenbach Tuesday morning at 10:30. We arrived safely – and in style – in Bordelum with our 19-year-old Mercedes 560 SEL, which is a very smooth ride.

So far, our days have been filled reconnecting with believers and sharing the Word. This morning, our husbands left to do some street ministry and to hand out tracts. Tonight, they're going to a men's small group to fellowship and build relationships.

Praise God, Detlef's mother has blessed us with a cell phone so that we can be reached, because there is no phone in our apartment. We were and are able to reach people with our laptop via Skype; it's just that they couldn't reach us.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (NLT)

Having fun

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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)

Erlenbach (more pictures)

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Well, praise God! He does lead the way! He opened the door for us to minister at a BBQ-outreach, organized by born-again, fire-filled, Polish believers, for their unsaved community. Andy was asked to preach and did so through a Polish interpreter (some guests spoke only Polish). We all had the opportunity to witness to individuals and encourage one another.
Who would have known? Here are Polish born-again believers, living in Germany, who now let their light shine in this country despite the horrors of the last war. Only a God of grace and mercy can do that!

The Lord God has given me the tongue of disciples, that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens me morning by morning , He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple. (NAS)

Jesaja 50:4
Gott, der Herr, gibt mir die richtigen Worte, damit ich erschöpfte Menschen zur rechten Zeit ermutigen kann. Morgen für Morgen weckt Er mich, und dann höre ich zu: der Herr lehrt mich wie ein Lehrer seinen Schüler.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Frankfurt - Erlenbach (pictures)

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Frankfurt - Erlenbach

Safe arrival in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. Praise God! We had a pleasant trip. Our current host, Joe, picked us up at the airport.

Prayers have gone up for people's hearts to be prepared and we know that God is faithful. So far, the men have been ministering to people around here, as well as sharing and encouraging some of the staff of a local nursing home and have been asked to return today.

We are planning to connect with various pastors on this trip which, we believe, will result in a campmeeting in northern Germany. We will meet with our host's pastor this week and then travel to the northern part of Germany (north of Hamburg and just south of Denmark.)

We're looking forward to visit and reconnect with the believers there, as well as their Shepherds. Praise God, He is going ahead of us to prepare the way, to make straight our path for an effective ministry.

While on a hike up the local mountain, had an opportunity to pray for a woman whose leg had not yet properly healed after a skiing accident 9 months ago. She received prayer for healing and is expectant of total recovery.

Isa 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigns!

Isa 52:7 Wie lieblich sind auf den Bergen die Füße dessen, der frohe Botschaft bringt, der Frieden verkündigt, der Botschaft des Guten bringt, der Heil verkündigt, der zu Zion spricht: Dein Gott herrscht als König!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Leaving in 24 hours!

Today, we celebrated BABC graduation. What an exciting day!
To all our Jubilee family and our Victory family, thank you so much for your kind words, your support, and your prayers. God has richly blessed us with an awesome family and many friends.

We're leaving in 24 hours, full of anticipation of what God is doing and is about to do. Arriving in Frankfurt and going to Erlenbach first. Will keep you posted, but dependent upon internet availability.

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature . . ." Mark 16:15

Friday, September 11, 2009

Getting Ready to Leave

Spent the last few weeks getting ready for the trip to Germany. Organizing lodging and transportation, but always with the realization that we are ready to change our plans as God directs us.

Have written German Salvation tract. It's at the printers now. Will be ready to go this weekend.