Helmut accepted Christ as Saviour at evangelistic meetings at 9. He met Nettie at Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta. They taught together in Kitwancool and Kitwanga, B.C. Feeling called to ministry, Helmut attended MB Bible College, Winnipeg. He taught school half-time while pastoring Alexander MB Church. He also pastored in Woodrow and Beechy, Sask., before becoming conference minister for the Saskatchewan MB conference. Helmut and Nettie retired to Saskatoon, where they led Bible studies and visited nursing homes and hospitals. After Nettie became ill, they moved to Bow Island, Alta., to be close to family. They made many friends through their ministry. Helmut never tired of saying how thankful he was for God’s grace.