We are serving in a church planting ministry in Koenigs Wusterhausen, Germany, a town of about 35,000 people just outside of the southeast corner of Berlin. In addition to Sunday services, we conduct two weekly Bible studies and a ladies’ Bible study, which meets monthly. We also conduct a children’s Bible club each week for children ages 8-14, as well as regular Bible studies with teenagers. We have four children and one grandchild.
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 has been a major problem since the fall of the Wall. However, the planned opening of the new Berlin airport in 2019 has led to an economic boom. House prices have increase by more than fifty percent as a result.