»I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.« Romans 1:16
We hope that you have had a good start into the new year filled with confidence that God is in control over anything.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of salvation and healing for all people. It must be preached, demonstrated and lived out by Christians and foremost those living in Christian communities. Unfortunately, the present pandemic has stopped all of this and brought distance in relationships and isolation. We are not allowed to celebrate worship services, mutual singing, praying and worshiping has been banned. We only meet in virtual rooms, everything is online, and with that we cannot pray for the sick cannot by laying on of hands. Taking communion together has been constrained and physical hugs and social life are prohibited ... not to talk about the travelling ban. If you will, COVID-19 is a major attack on all spiritual life in the church of Jesus – not only in Germany but all over the world.
Jesus is the Victor!
However, taking a look at church history teaches us that it was never easy for the body of Christ. There were massive pushbacks in all areas. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus promises that the gates of hell cannot prevail the church. And it will be like this again, for Jesus himself is the Lord of the history and HE will accomplish what he has started.
As professing Christians, we have hope and faith living in us - it belongs to us; and the love of God which is stronger than death will carry us through any crisis. Let’s passionately and boldly spread this Good News – foremost in these unpredictable days.
Of course, we are active on Social Media, too. We want to encourage you to visit Walter’s YouTube channel and also listen to his podcast messages ... you find them at Walter Heidenreich goes Podcast (on Spotify and other podcast platforms). We'd be happy if you left a like and subscribed to both channels.
At the moment, we cannot plan for any trips, even though there are visits on our to-do-list in May and November waiting for us to go to Uganda and Manila. Besides there are invitations to Switzerland, Austria and to Germany. Even though travelling is limited as of now, Walter is more than happy to minister to churches, in seminars or at conferences. He certainly would love to come in person, however, if that’s not possible, he is happy to minister to you via ZOOM. Send us an eMail if you want to invite him!
Danke für jedes Gebet, die vielen Ermutigungen und alle finanzielle Unterstützung.
Bleibt gesund und Gott mit euch!
Walter & Irene Heidenreich