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Valentin Schweigler shares some CLC Experiences

In the late 1960s, Helmut Grospietsch lent some money to a new Christian so that he could purchase some books. This was a courageous action because the young man was from a ‘red light district’ background and was not yet known personally by CLC. However, the loan bore fruit. Some time later, the man became an evangelist and wrote a book and in that book he mentioned how much this loan from the bookseller had meant to him.

In 1990, together with Martin Duckwitz from CLC France, I went to visit East Germany following the ‘German unity’ and the opening of the border between East and West Germany. I wanted to find out if there was a need for help in literature distribution there, so I put up a book table in a town near Dresden. It was very cold and nobody came to our stall in the middle of a market place. We were praying when, suddenly, some big black Mercedes cars came along. They stopped and out came a senior politician – a minister under Helmut Kohl – and his bodyguards; they were also visiting to evaluate the situation. I think because there were no other people around, the politician attended our ‘suspicious’ stand – where he discovered that we were Christians with Bibles, not people trying to sell unnecessary insurances or other documentation. As it turned out, the politician seemed happy that we were doing this. Praise God!

Forever Grateful, CLC 75

Based on material first published in a 75th anniversary magazine, you will find stories from the 75 years of CLC. There are stories of God’s faithfulness and miracles, of people coming to faith and special ‘forever grateful’ moments.

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