hildesheim, germany

Don and Cindy Roehrkasse moved to Hildesheim many years ago to establish a churchin a country that is predominantly Lutheran and Catholic. While most citizens are suspicious of religious groups, the church has grown from only a handful of people to an average of 35-40 meeting together on Sundays.  They have developed an active youth group for teens and pre-teens and lead a number of retreats and seminars for families, women, and children.  Don, together with Kyle Bratcher, has also taken on the responsibility of organizing continuing education seminars with professors from the States.  Cindy is receiving training in counseling, as many who come to the church are from broken homes.

Kyle and Susan Bratcher have been missionaries in Hildesheim, Germany for over 18 years.  Together with the Roehrkasses, the Bratchers spread the good news in northern Germany. Their main objectives are teaching the gospel in Hildesheim through individual and group Bible studies, firmly grounding our faith family and encouraging them in their own outreach, leading marriage seminars, providing marriage and family counseling, and reaching out to seekers through relationship and various activities.  In the past few months, God has brought three new family units to our church, which is exciting after having lost several members and teens to moves and university studies.  They bring with them a whole new set of outreach possibilities!  Erzählet unter den Heiden seine Ehre, unter allen Völkern seine Wunder. —Psalm 96:3.

–The Roehrkasse and Bratcher Families