This photo by Bob McIntyre in Åmål, Sweden on July 4th, 2014, is one of my all-time favorites. It is worth 1,000 words in summarizing who we are and what we do in Proclaim!

2 wordFirst and foremost we preach Christ crucified. The members of the sponsoring churches were encouraged by our openness and boldness in declaring the clear gospel message of the cross of Christ.

3 dominic

Dominic Bijan (outstanding guitarist) is our German staff member. He works with Steve Liberti in Germany in our band “Soul Tattoo.” Dominic is a motivated and effective personal evangelist, and always wears a smile of joy – even when he had a toothache!

J& D ministry lg



Diana and I are thankful for our calling to minister and work together as we use our gifts and lives to tell the good news.

5 translator

Though the vast majority of Swedes speak English usually we are dependent on translators like Olga for communication in places where none of us speak the language.

8 Libertie full time




Steve Liberti is one of our fulltime staff members who first came as a short termer. He and his family now live and minister in Germany. Steve is a great musician and a gifted evangelist.

6 Wallace short term


Steve Wallace playing bass is one of hundreds of folks who have come over the years as short term workers. We can’t do ministry without them!

7 churches


Of course there are BIG things not seen in this photo. Like the four churches of Åmål who worked together on the outreach.

And most importantly the hundreds who heard the good news of salvation!

9 Hundresd who heard




Leah Heinemann is a Proclaim Associate in Dallas, a visual artist developing the ministry Fellow Artists Reaching Out. Leah and her husband Mark lived for many years in Germany raising their family, ministering in a theological seminary, and touching lives in their community. Now based in the USA Leah teaches art in public school, and through Fellow Artists Reaching Out she encourages Christian artists to use their God-given gifts for His kingdom.  But her heart is never far from those ladies in Germany that she poured herself into teaching evangelistic aerobics classes and sharing her artistic gifts and herself.

As often as possible Leah finds a way to get back and continue pursuing or encouraging ladies she has known in Germany, or even to go to other countries where there is great need for God’s love and truth to be revealed. Speaking to women’s groups, teaching art classes, setting up her easel in the city plaza — her art opens doors and her heart communicates God’s love.

Last summer Leah created this painting to use as an illustration as she had opportunities in Germany to speak on John 15:5, following up with women she has ministered to in the past and making new contacts.

I am the Vine and you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.