Thank you so much for all your help! You've given me more information than any of the "official" agencies and channels I have contacted, and I value your personal insights and judgments very much. I have passed along everything to my friend and I think he now feels far more comfortable about the situation than at first. I am also grateful for the link to The Evangelical Times, though it appears (not surprisingly) that there's not a whole lot of good news coming from Germany, which one article refers to as "a theological wasteland," and another as "a spiritual tragedy." Saddest of all to me is the fact that, as Spurgeon said, "Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers." Thanks again, and I will be sure to report back once my friend's daughter is in Germany.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Brad J. Hammond