In April I had the privilege of speaking again for ten days in Germany. This was at the invitation of
Gemeindehilfsbund who arranged for me to be the speaker for two weekend conferences they had
organised. The topic was Jewish issues and mission with the emphasis on Romans 11.25/26. The
first conference was held at Bad Gandersheim and I flew to Hannover for that. Then I was asked to
teach at Brake Bible School on the same topic and at Breckerfeld Bible School on the call of Ezekiel.
Following this I was driven down south to the Christian centre at Zavelstein near Stuttgart for the
second weekend conference. It was a real joy and privilege to be speaking to warm-hearted praying
Christians and I much appreciated the friendship and fellowship they gave me. They were strongly
conservative biblically with a strong pre-millennial core to their theology and mission understanding.
I am always rather nervous of my German language before visits to that country, but again it was
exciting to find God loosening the tongue and allowing the language to flow freely. To my surprise
I found also that my German Jewish family background was a definite advantage. Several people I
spoke with suffered from troubled consciences concerning the evils perpetrated by their nation in
the Third Reich. In recent years I have found that the Holocaust is beginning to slip into past history,
so I no longer introduce this topic in my ministry in Germany; but on this visit various people took
the initiative in sharing with me about it. What a wonderful Gospel we have! The good news of total
cleansing from ALL sin through the cross of Jesus and the promise of new life in his resurrection.
In Jewish mission Christians often face the danger of concentrating on taking people on visits to
Israel and on enabling Russian Jews to emigrate to Israel. Germany has experienced a considerable
influx of about 250,000 Russian Jews who now live in the main cities. This presents German
Christians with a challenge to engage in evangelism among these Jewish immigrants. Jews for Jesus,
Chosen People’s Ministry and the German Messianic Fellowships are particularly involved in such
evangelism and witness. It was a privilege to challenge people to support these ministries in their
witness, to pray for them and to give generously.