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.