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Hi, we're Andy and Esther Wenzel. We minister in Europe.

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Ministry Description

Andy serves as Regional Director of Word of Life ministries in Europe and Eurasia. These responsibilities include discipling and ministering to our field directors and leadership teams, their spouses and families; overseeing and expanding the ministries in European countries; and representing them on various levels. We especially focus on cooperation among the various minstries, as we move together forward in reaching the young generation in Europe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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About Andy

For as long as I can remember my grandfather shared all the great stories and verses of the Bible with me, and I believed they were true. He took me to an evangelistic tent meeting, when I was 13 years old. That evening I realized that I was a sinner in need of salvation and asked Jesus Christ to be my Savior.
Jesus called me to serve him in full-time ministry during a missions conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on New Year's Eve 1982. Previously I had always dreamt of becoming a medical doctor in order to serve in missions in Africa. Several medical missionaries challenged me to focus on soul winning rather than life saving. God used this to redirect my course towards a ministry with young people.
After graduating from seminary, I served as a youth pastor in Germany. In 1990, the Lord led our family to Word of Life Germany. We were thrilled that God had opened the doors to this dynamic and challenging youth ministry. For over 20 years we loved and enjoyed serving God and the young people of Germany with a great team through camps, church meetings, evangelistic outreaches and music.
In 2011, the International Leadership of Word of Life asked us to join the Word of Life Europe team. Since March 2023, I serve as the European Regional Director.

About Esther

I had the privilege to grow up in a fine Christian family and dedicated my life to Jesus, when I was about four years old. Since then I walk with the Lord and my faith is growing. The relationship to my Heavenly Father is very precious to me, and the daily time with Him is essential.
I went to Bible College, wishing to become a better testimony for Christ. After graduation Andy and I got married in January 1986, and we have four grown up children and four grandchildren.

2 Chronicles 16:9 - For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the whole earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

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Skype: WOLE_Andy
Andy & Esther Wenzel
Altheimer Str. 66
D-77202 Nagold
office +49 7459 93 123 93
mobile +49 162 942 2337

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Phone: 518.494.6000

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 600,
Schroon Lake NY 12870

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4200 Glendale Road
Pottersville, NY 12860