The Talley family is serving in a church planting ministry in Koenigs Wusterhausen, Germany, a town of about 38,000 people just outside of the southeast corner of Berlin. In addition to Sunday services, they conduct five weekly Bible studies and a ladies’ Bible study, which meets monthly. They also conduct a children’s Bible club each week for children ages 8-14, as well as regular Bible studies with teenagers. The Talleys have four children and four grandchildren.
Koenigs Wusterhausen is a small town near Berlin known for being the summer home of one of Germany's former kings. After WWII it was a part of Communist East Germany until the Wall fell in 1989. Although some of the people were baptized as babies, most have long since separated themselves from all religion and claim to be athiest. Evolution and atheism are taught in the public schools. Moral values are very low with most young people choosing to live together instead of marrying. Almost everyone smokes and drinks. Unemployment was a major problem after the fall of the Wall. However, the opening of the new Berlin Airport in 2020 has led to an economic boom. Housing prices have more than doubled and hundreds of new houses and apartments are being built to accommodate the expanding population.