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I have a dream

I have a dream

Rather than start yet another project in Brazil's urban slums, what if we developed rural areas by partnering with former rural dwellers, giving young people perspective in their region and revived lost dreams? My name is Julia Hildmann,  I am 28 years old and I...

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New Staff at Miwani Center 

2017 was a challenging year for the Miwani farm project. A persistent drought and the subsequent fire, which destroyed a large portion of the croplands, threw back the farm development quite a bit. Thankfully, a new pastor could be found: Maureen. Maureen Faith Samba,...

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Help Center thriving 

Help Center thriving 

After two years the progress and development made in the Help Center project is impossible to miss. When Klaus Buchner and Dr. Sabine Auerochs visited this was very clear to them.   A heating system and new windows have been installed in the dilapidated building....

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Intercultural Children’s Holiday Program

Intercultural Children’s Holiday Program

We were a colorful, amazing group: 9 staff: from the YMCA, the nehemia team and from churches, in addition some extra cooks and approximately 20 kids, mostly with migration background. We asked the children: Which language do you speak at home? German, Polish,...

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YMCA Leutershausen Journey Where the Pepper Grows 

YMCA Leutershausen Journey Where the Pepper Grows 

In August a team of young people from the YMCA in Leutershausen (Heidi‘s home town) visited Borneo. Every one of them was involved last year helping with the charity bike race and wanted to get to know the place where Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel and the Nehemiah...

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Miwani 2.0 – A new hope for Kenya!

Miwani 2.0 – A new hope for Kenya!

In December Hans Heidelberger met with the direction of "Nehemiah International Kenya" and Greg Livdahl & Dr. Ernie Franz from "Nehemiah International USA" in Kisumu / Kenya. It became clear that the "Miwani Project" in its existing form, due to some mistakes from...

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Electricity for Burkina Faso!

Electricity for Burkina Faso!

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Only a very small percentage of the population has access to electricity. Many people therefore lack an essential prerequisite for the self-responsible improvement of one's own life situation. Within the...

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News from the Home of Blessing

News from the Home of Blessing

The new school year in Thailand started in May. This time there are 80 girls, who are attending neighboring schools while living and sharing their lives on the Home of Blessing’s compound. The ‘newcomers’ have settled in and made friends by now. Nikki, one of the...

Farewell, Juri Reasanov

Farewell, Juri Reasanov

In September, our dear friend Juri Reasanov died of cancer in Krasnoyarsk/Siberia. For many years, he had been one of the pillars of our Siberian Nehemiah Team in Krasnoyarsk. For many people, especially for the young, he was not only a fatherly role model but also...

School building purchased

School building purchased

As reported before, the nehemia team has received a grant from the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) for a school in Karachi/ Pakistan. In the meantime, our Pakistani partnering team was able to acquire a suitable building for the school....

Hands-On in Kenya

Hands-On in Kenya

Together with Michael Dorsch and Hans Heidelberger, a team of thirteen people travelled to Kenya for two weeks in August. On the farm of our Kenyan Nehemiah Team, the Miwani Center, they helped hands-on: one whole week of painting, fitting, sawing, welding, hammering...

Terima Kasih – A Big Thank you, Leutershausen!

Terima Kasih – A Big Thank you, Leutershausen!

On July 29th, in brilliant sunshine, the 9th Annual Bike Race through the old town center of Leutershausen began. This year this charity event was for the support of the Nehemia Team in the Indonesian part of Borneo. Within a few hours, 51 sponsored teams covered more...

Indonesia merdeka! German team visits indonesia.

Indonesia merdeka! German team visits indonesia.

Indonesia is free! During the annual Independence celebrations, this is the usual greeting. The people celebrate with parades and national songs ... and above all, with all sorts of competitive activities. A nine-member German outreach team with Norbert Knöll and...

School project ready to launch

School project ready to launch

Carri Mac Farlane visited the Indian nehemia team’s childcare center last October and returned with good news: It’s finally time! The school we have long waited for, is finally being built! For thirteen years, Raja and Ebba have dreamt of building a primary school...

Nehemiah´s GoTeens in Gostenhof

Nehemiah´s GoTeens in Gostenhof

Each Monday evening, for the last four years the Every Nation Café in Gostenhof has been filled with life, laughter and delicious food. All caused by the young people who come to GoTeens, an open meeting for teenagers, who stream in, full of excitement, from the local...

Innovation Prize for Voluntary Organizations

Innovation Prize for Voluntary Organizations

Initiated each year by the Bavarian Government, the contest in which voluntary organizations are invited, to enroll this time had the motto “Passionately Involved! Inspire and win volunteers”. It attracted over 400 applications and independent judges, including...

Success! – Funding has been approved

Success! – Funding has been approved

In fall 2015 nehemia team applied for funds at the German „Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development” (bmz). The funding shall support nehemia team Pakistan, who is going to open another school in Karachi. After lots of delays and waiting we finally...

Nehemiah International Network Gathering 2016

Nehemiah International Network Gathering 2016

For over a week almost 40 co-workers of the various teams of International Nehemiah Network met in Thailand. People from 14 different nations – a colorful mix of language and culture. Interaction of the (very) different cultures was one of the central themes. During...

Where the Rain Forest Dies….

Where the Rain Forest Dies….

A small team visited the heartland of Borneo in April 2016: Hans Heidelberger with Thomas Tschaftary, Katrin Albang and Claudia Schweyer, accompanied by Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel, who are leading a school boarding house in Sanggau since several years. Once again...

Don’t Build a Wall Around your Heart

Don’t Build a Wall Around your Heart

Refugees in Germany – it’s a topic that seems to be everywhere these days, at least in the media. As I follow the current news coverage, my feelings run the range between helplessness, horror and hope. The plight of people in need unsettles me; it grips me and won’t...

The Oelschlegels take over the leadership of a home for school children

The Oelschlegels take over the leadership of a home for school children

The German Nehemia co-workers Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel took on leadership positions at the “New Hope” children’s home in Sanggau in the summer of 2015. This project is under the oversight of World Outreach and offers about 110 children and youth between 6 and 24...

Living Jesus-like in this world

Living Jesus-like in this world

That was the recurrent theme of the nehemiah international network leaders’ gathering. From November 10-18, leaders from the various nehemiah Teams came together at the Home of Blessing in Thailand. In addition to further development of the network with its wide array...

Refugees Express Their Gratefulness to the Municipality of Nuremberg

Refugees Express Their Gratefulness to the Municipality of Nuremberg

On December 4, 2015, a group of refugees accompanied by staff of the nehemiah Contact Café visited the mayor’s office in Nuremberg. They expressed their gratefulness for the way that they were received upon arrival and also informed about their current situation....

Special Request for Our Kenya Project

Special Request for Our Kenya Project

Last May, Michael Dorsch and I returned from a visit to our farm project in Kenya - the Miwani Center outside Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. We spent one full week together with the local leadership team and our American partners, brainstorming and...

In the end, isn’t it about God being able to move me?

In the end, isn’t it about God being able to move me?

We often ask God that we might receive things: We pray for provision, healing, spiritual gifts, a free parking place, friends, fulfilment and so on. Or we seek to pray like spiritual warriors, to “move the hand of God” for revival, or that the Lord might do great...

Risk Following Your Heart!

Risk Following Your Heart!

We really enjoyed living in our little detached house on the outskirts of Nuremberg, but we also sensed that it was time for some major changes. “Don’t be too settled, but always be ready to set out on a new path.” This sentence from a prayer calendar kept me thinking...

Tools for Integration: German Language Classes

Tools for Integration: German Language Classes

As part of their refugee work, the Nehemia Team has been offering German language classes since the beginning of this year. Four women between 45 and 53 years of age, two from Ethiopia and two from Pakistan, are attending the beginner’s course, sometimes joined by...