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Fred and Ruth Fueller

Status: On the Field
Location: Europe
Field: Germany
Ministry: Church Planting

Bio

Fred and Ruth Fueller have been serving the Lord with GFA since 1994. Fred grew up in a German home in the States, and Ruth's parents moved to Germany as missionaries when she was 13. The influence of German customs and language in their lives was one important factor the Lord used to show them that He wanted them to serve in Germany. Also, the fact that they met in Germany, when Fred was on the German mission team with Bob Jones University and Ruth was home with her parents for the summer of 1985, makes Germany hold a special place in their hearts.

Fred and Ruth Fueller moved to Germany the summer of 1994. After working with other missionaries for several years, they began a church plant in the town of Barmstedt in 2008. Barmstedt is about a 30-minute drive from Hamburg, one of Germany’s largest cities.

The ministry includes Sunday services, Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study, regular ladies’ meetings, a weekly youth meeting, and various other outreaches throughout the year. Fred is part of the volunteer fire department in town, which offers opportunities to meet and to get to know people. For years Ruth was involved in the local schools as a PTA mother and teaching English. She still teaches an English course for adults and has many friends in the community.

Their church family is very active in helping in various ways and assisting in the different ministries, and they praise God for the people He brought together as a church family.

A special blessing is seeing the young men of the church willing and desirous of sharing their faith, leading Bible studies, and even preaching on occasion. 

Sunday services are still held in a day care, which has been ideal for the needs of the church. All other activities are held in either the Fuellers' home or homes of the church members. Pray that God would lead them to a building in His timing. Spiritual and numerical growth in the church are always prayer requests for which they covet intercession.  

God gave them five children who have all been a huge help in their ministry. Heidi, Julianna, and Kassandra are married and live in the USA. Travis and Erik both did an apprenticeship in their town and for now are working as they seek God’s will for the future. The Fuellers also have six grandchildren!

To view Fred and Ruth Fueller's photo gallery, click the picture below.