Heinz (1923-2015) and Ruth (1925-2015) met after WWII in the “hessian outback”. In 1947 they married in Weidenhausen and despite both being accountants, community church work becomes their life’s-work.
Church Work in Germany
In 1953 they move to Frankfurt to lead the Church of Christ. In 1956 the American church in Augsburg asks them to establish a German speaking church. The next 12 years they live and work in Augsburg.
Their three sons, Klaus being the middle one, grow up and go to school in Augsburg. Ruth has a big vegetable garden to feed her hungry sons and countless visitors. In 1968 Heinz and Ruth move to Berlin to lead the congregation there. They also have an evangelical bookstore in Steglitz/Friedenau. With the help of friends, Heinz founders a publishing association in 1966 and when the Müller’s move to Kelkheim in the 70s, he starts traveling as a sales representative for the Brunnenverlag.
In 1979 and 1990 they yet again pack their things and move to Queckborn and Dorf-Güll respectively, which will be their last hometowns in Germany.
Moving to Zambia
The first couple of years after Heinz and Ruth retired, they always spent half a year in Germany, then half a year in Zambia till they finally decided to move one last time in 1994. At the age of 70 they come to Zambia for good.
Now Heinz could fully dedicate to the building and development of the Good Hope Basic School, which he had already started. On the farm Ruth also had a big vegetable garden and orchard as well as tending to the medical needs of the farm works. Even on Twin Fountain they are both very much involved in the congregation.
In 2007 Heinz and Ruth celebrate their 60. wedding anniversary. With their life experience and wisdom, they are a huge enrichment to family and friends.