Kisha was another child of German-American marriage and
divorce. Her father grew up in the Bronx, a borough of New York
City, and joined the Air Force at the age of 19. While stationed in
Germany, he met Kisha's mother, a German, and they married.
The marriage was a violent one but lasted 13 years. During their
second tour to Germany, they divorced. By that time, Kisha's father
had introduced her, at the age of 13, to a life of clubs, drinking,
drugs and sex. At the age of 15 her best friend was a witch. Her
father continued serving in the military in other parts of Germany
and Italy, eventually retiring and remaining in another part of
Germany. Kisha was left behind with her German mother but her
life was overcome by drugs, alcohol and witchcraft. She often drove
by Heritage Baptist Church in Mehlingen on her way to work.
The church seemed to call out to her to stop and attend.
One Sunday she stopped and entered the building. It
was “Friend Day.” Dr. John Goetsch, the executive
vice president of West Coast Baptist College,
was preaching a revival meeting. He was
accompanied by a team from the college.
Kisha gave her life to Christ and found
joy and peace that she did not have
for most of her adult life.
These stories are just two
of many that could be told of
the work of God among the
grown children of Ameri-
left behind near mili-
tary bases around
è Garry and Karen Craft
serve as missionaries to
the Military. He pastors
Heritage Baptist Church
in Mehlingen, Germany.
Kisha and son Justin