So gratefulWe are so grateful towards God for his presence in our lives and for fulfilling his commission through us; for the countless people throughout the nations who have given their lives to Jesus; for all healing and deliverance; for his provision and protection … and we are so grateful towards you for your prayers, your friendship and all support. Kingdom harvest and revival are increasing throughout the earth – and you have a share in this. We also want to thank all those who have travelled with us, who didn’t spare no effort and no expenses as well as to all those who stayed in the background and were faithfully planning, considering and connecting things, working and praying and thus advancing God’s kingdom together with us.
Unity of the SpiritOur hearts are rejoicing over the increase of unity among leaders in Germany and that we are privileged to have a share in this development. Ephesians 4:3 has become a topic in Germany during this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation: »Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.«
Many services were held in Germany in which leaders and congregations focussed on reconciliation and repentance. In Wittenberg, Christians from all denominations gathered for this one purpose: to repent for the torn and quarrelling body of Christ. They prayed day and night together and for one another.
In November, many leaders from different denominations and movements gathered at the Allianz House in Bad Blankenburg (Germany) for one purpose: to pray together. It's unity that will take this world! We shouldn’t aim for lifting up church policies or establishing yet another denomination (while there are presently 46,000 worldwide already), but by living out unity of the Spirit – the kind of unity Jesus prayed for. Right now we might only see small beginnings, but unity in all its diversity is possible ... and the Holy Spirit is our guarantor.
Generations togetherWe are joyfully investing into the unity of the generations. Worldwide we are seeing Malachi 4:5-6 becoming real: »See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.«
Generations come together and simply open their hearts to one another. Especially the young generation is looking for fathers and mothers and is desperate for godly examples. We love to share the treasures that God has entrusted to us and are so grateful that so many young Christians embrace these.
NigeriaWalter was privileged to join Reinhard Bonnke's Farewell Gospel Crusade in Lagos (Nigeria) and was an eyewitness of how this great man of God of our days passed on his torch of evangelism to the next generation. He is a man who has impacted and transformed Africa over many decades by preaching and demonstrating the Gospel.
Throughout the five days of this crusade, 1.7 million people gathered to worship Jesus and to celebrate the greatness of God. Thousands got saved, healed, delivered and were baptized with the Holy Spirit. Over 200 leaders from all over the world specially came to the Farewell Gospel Crusade to pay tribute to Reinhard Bonnke and his lifetime achievement, among those leaders was Loren Cunningham, founder of YWAM. Being at an event of this sort is so special … a deep and memorable momentum.
Thank you, Reinhard Bonnke and thank you, Loren Cunningham for your great examples in leading a godly life and for your dedication to God’s kingdom.
Nigeria shall be saved!By the way – the churches in Nigeria were unified because they all surrendered to one big aim: Nigeria shall be saved! This aim should encourage us with regards to Europe, too, and make us bow our knees. Let’s arise and pray together for a mighty harvest and revival in Europe, especially in Austria, Switzerland and Germany: »Holy Spirit, you are welcome in Europe!« This will only come to pass because of him and him alone. We will see God’s grace overshadow us according to his promise: »Not by power, nor by might, but by my Spirit alone, says the Lord.«
FutureWe are looking ahead. Invitations from many nations are coming in (Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc.) and piling up on our desk. We need your prayers and God’s guidance in making decisions on what to do when and where. Please pray with us for finances, too. So much is possible, however, it’s all a matter of a release of finances.
Finally, Burning Hearts at Pentecost 2018 is coming up in Lüdenscheid. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event and spending some unforgetable days together.
Wishing you all a blessed, peaceful and wonderful Christmas season and a very happy New Year 2018!
For his kingdom!
Walter & Irene Heidenreich