Heidenreichs Penny Lane"The Wiedenhof in Lüdenscheid is a wonder house. If it didn't exist, it would have to be invented. A place of freedom, healing and the Holy Spirit. Super staff and a fantastic church service on Saturday evenings. Jesus is alive!"

Walter and Irene Heidenreich
FCJG Horizon

Our rehab "Haus Wiedenhof" has now been around for over 40 years. Again and again we experience that people who are trapped in drugs or alcohol addiction are set free and completely turned around by the love and power of God - and that sustainably!
In very practical terms, we live our daily lives, consisting of devotional times, working hours, personal conversations and leisure time activities, together in a family atmosphere. Within this framework of security and growing trust in one another, we experience how the Holy Spirit sovereignly or in common life heals old hurts, brings reconciliation, frees us from addictions and above all gives us a new perspective on life.
If you too have problems with gambling, drug and alcohol addiction and are looking for a way out, please feel free to contact us.

 

With God there are no lost causes!

KatiAfter 19 years of drug and alcohol addiction, countless psychiatric and hospital stays without hope of recovery, I landed at Wiedenhof seven years ago. Life in this "extended family", whose goal is to expect everything from the love of God (even for the worst cases), has changed my life.
Today I am free and live and work in the FCJG community.
                               I would not be here if Wiedenhof had not taken me in.
                               It is a place where miracles happen.
                               Katja Biedermann
                               (former rehabilitant)


JonathanFor me, Wiedenhof is a place where you can get new perspective and hope. If you have run your life into the wall, you can become free from addictions and get to know God, who has a good plan for you.
Jonathan Olsen
(former rehabilitant)
 

History of origins

1972 Pastor Paul Deitenbeck celebrates his birthday in the hotel "Haus Wiedenhof". At the same time, the first drug-related death in Lüdenscheid is found on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Spontaneously, the birthday party becomes a prayer meeting for the growing drug problem. As an answer to prayer, a short time later "Jesus-People" are found who are moved by the love of God and want to use the Wiedenhof for a drug rehabilitation center. Thus, the Lüdenscheid hotel "Haus Wiedenhof" is turned into a home for drug addicts. On October 19, 1975, the association "FCJG" is founded. The rehab work in the former Hotel Wiedenhof begins in January 1976 with three employee couples and four drug addicts. Walter and Irene Heidenreich move into the Wiedenhof as a staff couple in 1977 and take over the rehab work 1 year later. For 10 years they lead and develop a rehab concept - Living with the Holy Spirit - which has proven itself until today.

Blog

  • Gambled it all away - then gained a...
    It all started on a depressed, frustrated day, the kind I knew all too well.My name is Dustin. I was 27 years old at the time, addicted to cocaine and amphetamines, addicted to gambling, addicted to alcohol, violent and hopelessly trapped in this vicious cycle. Up to that point, I had already been i...

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  • Great Plans
    The other day, Walter Heidenreich brought us a surprise. We don't really know beforehand how his visits to us in rehab go anyway: sometimes he teaches from the Bible, sometimes he tells stories about his encounters with God, or he takes time to answer our residents' questions. But this evening, ever...

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  • Of whom should I be afraid
    Hello, I'm Victor and I've been doing rehab at Wiedenhof since 10/26/2020. Since then Jesus is changing my life piece by piece. I would like to tell you a testimony from me.Since I entered rehab with a criminal record, I was in court in April for drug possession.The past seemed to catch up with me a...

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  • I am forgiven
    My career as a "gangster" began 12 years ago, since then guilt accumulated ad infinitum. Prison sentences, state therapies, rehabilitation and spiritual teachings failed. Guilt was my constant companion, the first thing I thought when I got up in the morning and my last thought before going to sleep...

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  • Finally debt-free!
    Finally, the time has come: finally debt-free!For six years we prayed this prayer, "Heavenly Father, grant that we may enter the New Year debt-free!"Specifically: Our house, built in 1889, was getting quite old, so the following renovations were urgently needed:-heating -€ 130,000-car workshop-€ 8.0...

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  • Wiedenhof on the move
    In October we were privileged to accompany Walter Heidenreich and Petra Feddersen to a seminar in Imst with the title "Charisma". What a powerful time, what a blessing! We received a lot of blessings but also had the opportunity to pass on a lot. The other seminar participants were very touched by o...

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  • The path of freedom
    Hello, my name is Flora, I am 22 years old and I want to tell you today how Jesus led me into freedom. I grew up with Jesus from an early age. It always seemed as if something else had control over me. I was notably agitated, just screamed all around and sometimes ran around the house for an hour wi...

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  • Home at last
    Hi! My name is Jonathon and I was born and raised in Texas. Around the time I was born, my parents got divorced, so as a single parent, my mother raised my brother and I. Despite the fact that my family attended church regularly and I was even reading the Bible at home, being fatherless was having a...

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  • richly gifted
    Coming to Germany was very challenging for me to give up all securities and things that I was familiar with. I left my home country, friends and family. I had very little money and went into a country I knew little about and couldn’t even speak one word of the language. But the one thing I knew was ...

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  • Never again to school
    Never again to school Before I entered the Wiedenhof I was in 10th grade of highschool. Because of my addiction to cannabis and other controlled substances, my grades were really low; I attended class lectures on my own terms. My brain sometimes felt like a swiss cheese with many wholes in it, caus...

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  • Freedom
    I grew up in a Christian home and with that I also joined my parents going to their church on a regular basis. However, even as a small boy I found all of it really boring. I decided to become anything else than a believer! At 12 years old I put my decision into action and started to take drugs. Thi...

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  • Perspective
    When I entered the Wiedenhof a year ago, I was 16, confused and broken because of drugs. I started taking cannabis when I was 13 and ended up taking Crystal Meth. 3 times I was rushed to the hospital because of an overdose. Many of my relationships with others got destroyed as well. I knew I needed ...

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