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Margret Meier

A renewed call to service

At a mission conference in 1979, Margret Meier felt a clear call from God to go as a missionary to the Asian country of Pakistan. At that time, her employer did not want to lose her so offered no support in her new ministry.

God, however, never forgets. After 38 years he renewed his call to Margret and gave her the task of founding a school in Pakistan. The pupils God had in mind were children who together with their parents work as debt-slaves in local brick factories. Without outside help these children will never have the opportunity to go to school or escape from the debt-slavery cycle their families are in.

First steps in the development of the ministry

The new ministry evolved much faster than anyone expected.  On January 10, 2017 the school was founded. The number of students increased rapidly. A building was rented and renovated. Old chairs became available very cheaply, school uniforms and school books were bought and the first two teachers were hired. The school was given the name "School of Grace".

Six months later the building was already too small. A larger one was soon found. The owner was a Christian and very happy about the new use of his property which had previously been used as a private home. Most importantly, it was conveniently located for all the brick factories. By the summer 2018 there were already 200 students. The school now has 11 teachers and 3 other staff members. It is a bright, colorful building with a large courtyard enclosed behind a high fence. A security man is part of the staff and guards the property.

As everywhere in Pakistan, school life starts with kindergarten consisting of a play group and nursery, followed by the first and second classes. The children in “the School of Grace” are aged between 4 and 13 years old.

Funding is provided solely through donations from Germany to the “Himmelsperlen” association.

Stand: Juli 2020

1975 - 1986

Assistant Pastor in the Baptist Church in Frankfurt-Höchst and Frankfurt-Nordwest. Leader of the youth group and involved in developing a dynamic missionary outreach.

1987 - 1998

Theological assistant in the women's Federation of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany.

Focus: employee development, development of pastoral services, preaching, encouraging women to find their personal calling. Conferences and networking in the women's section of the European Baptist Federation and in the Women's Baptist World Alliance

1999 - 2003

Ordination as pastor.  Ministry in the Evangelical Free Church Community Neu-Anspach. 

Focus: church growth, employee development, counselling, ecumenical cooperation.

2004 - 2016

Public Relations Officer and Women's Officer at Open Doors Germany. 

Task: To inform German Christians about the persecuted church of Jesus Christ worldwide. Win prayer support. Visit persecuted Christians in their home countries. Conference speaker and encourager.

2016

Retirement

Voluntary work

  • 1999 - 2013

    Participation and leadership of the Spiritual Community Renewal (GGE) in the Federation of

    Evangelical Free Church Communities (BEFG) in Germany (www.ggenet.de)

  • 2000 - 2016

    Filia: founding member of this Christian forum for women.

  • 2005 - 2016

    Participation in the Evangelical Alliance Main-Taunus-Kreis

  • 2011

    Foundation of Frauen Netzwerk (Women´s Network) Frankfurt

  • 2017

    Foundation of christian school of grace in Pakistan

  • 2017

    First medical travel with medical doctors to Lebanon for syrian refugees

  • 2018

    Foundation Himmelsperlen International e.V.