After all, we only ever see the Chief Apostle on television otherwise!

10 days ago | nacworld Team | in the group nacworld

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider would definitely have found the way to the divine service alone, but this was just so much more pleasant!

It is shortly before 9:00 AM on Easter Sunday. Thirty children between the ages of 4 and 14 are assembled in front of the lifts in the hotel lobby. The divine service in the nearby Marburg city hall (Germany) is set to begin in an hour. With great concentration and as quietly as mice, they keep their eyes focused on the elevator doors. There is someone they plan on surprising.

“Good morning!” they cry out loud when the doors slide open. “Good morning,” replies Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider cheerfully as he steps out of the lifts only to suddenly find himself surrounded by a lot of children. Not all of them find the right words. Some of them remain speechless and just stand there with their eyes wide open. At home later on, eleven-year-old David explains with both emotion and wonder: “The Chief Apostle is a really nice person!”

A person we can see and touch! — District Apostle Bernd Koberstein asks the children whether anyone would like to hold the Chief Apostle’s hand. Immediately, five-year-old Feline-Jolie—and shortly thereafter her sister, Lily-Melodie, who is seven years old—announce that they would be interested. Proudly the two young Christian girls march out of the hotel lobby at the hand of the Chief Apostle. They are followed by the other children and District Apostle Koberstein.

It takes ten minutes for the group to make its way to the hall where the divine service will be held. The children and the Chief Apostle make use of this time for a short conversation—about school, holidays, and the feast of Easter. “We will never forget this for as long as we live! After all, we only ever see the Chief Apostle on television otherwise,” the children relate.

Author: Oliver Rütten

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