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Today, we remember our good friend Hermann. We were allowed to accompany him in the last months of his life.


From visiting his son, Carsten, we had already come to know him a little. He has been our faithful friend for many years. When Hermann came to us last spring, he was seriously ill. We were happy to help him, so Carsten and his wife took care of his ailing father. We all quickly drew him close to our hearts and learned to love him. It was nice to see him sit with us in the garden, as he enjoyed the last rays of autumn and always smiled

It would have been even better if his grandchildren could have been with him.  We had hoped that his stay with us would be long enough—until they were back home and he could see them again As with many of us not everything always went well in his life. But his heart of gold appeared, as he raised his voice during the last raid on our farm.

img_3654We know that One stands over us and sees everything. Hermann came to us in his time of need and was with us during our time of need. So our hearts connected. Today we say goodbye to you and look forward to:

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And, the holy city, new Jerusalem, saw I coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelations 21:1-4)

His funeral will be held today with his family in Wallerstein.

Read more about the Hennigfeld family.