Every Baha'i believer can tell his own story of the development of the Faith, especially when he was/is part of it. Each has his own unique spiritual experience. At the moment when one realizes the existence of his soul and the necessity to care for it, meet its real needs, for many people begins their endless path of believing.
In March 1989 Helmut together with the honored Mr. Huschang Peseschkian, a member of the Baha'i community of Mainz, visited on request of the Universal House of Justice the following cities: Moscow, Ashkhabad and Dushanbe. Due to the war in Azerbaijan our visa to Baku was denied.
The aim of the trip was to find friends, meet them, deliver to them the love and greetings of the Baha'i World Center, to share with them the news from the worldwide Baha'i community and to unify them. Also we planned to help with the development and expansion of the Baha'i faith in the countries, since with Gorbatshov and the Perestrojka religious freedom was granted.
The trip lasted 14 days during the blessed fasting period. In order to not to visit the Russian speaking friends empty handed, Olga and Helmut created different slide shows in Russian and translated prayers and quotations of the Holy Writings.
An account of this trip is placed in the Russian translation of this web site.
Throughout the past years our family experienced many blessings, numerous challenges turned into opportunities to experience God's guidance.
In 1986 Helmut worked as a programmer with the Siemes system "S5" in the automation of transport systems, first at BMW Dingolfing and then at a factory in Mogilev (as seen in the picture to the left). When we arrived in Mogilev Janis was 3-month and Jana 2-years old. There we stayed almost 1 1/2 years.