We are an independent Baptist missionary family ministering to the German speaking people near the beautiful city of Berlin, Germany. We are blessed to be sent by the Harvest Baptist Church in Larimore, North Dakota. Our desire is that this website will not only allow you to become more familiar with us and our ministry, but also a give you a greater burden for German speaking people in Berlin!
There is such a spiritual oppression in Berlin Germany, but we are very excited to see what the Lord will do in our lives and with the people of Berlin. We have such a vision to see souls saved and to see local New Testament churches started with national pastors. All of this so God can get the glory in a city where the people are held captive (Isaiah 62:1).
Complete religious freedom is guaranteed by the German constitution.
Germans, who are members of a church, support it through their taxes, not directly as in the U.S. When German taxpayers list their religious affiliation on their employment record, a part of their income tax is collected by the tax authorities and given to the church to which the taxpayer belongs.
For forty years Eastern Germany was controlled by Communist rule, thereby making the people of Eastern Germany to have one of the lowest church attendances in the world, with only 5% attending at least once per week, compared to 14% in the West according to a recent study.
About 30% of the population has no religious affiliation – In the East this number is considerably higher.