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The Heart Of A Dreamer In Germany



I met a dreamer all the way over in Germany!  How did I meet someone all the way over there?  Facebook and HLE Radio.  I love how Social Meida connects us dreamers and lovers of God together.

Over the last couple of years Tobias Landman has mentioned a Cowboy Church in Germany.  I did not know till recently that this is only in the dream and planning mode.  I am writing this blog to ask all of you to pray with us for this exciting dream for the first Cowboy Church in Germany.  Higher Ground Cowboy Church!!!!IMG_3553


Tobias were you born and raised in Germany?  

I am born in January 1981 in east Germany. I raised there in a christian family with my mother, my sister and my grandparents. My father left when I was 6 years old

If not how did you come to locate there? 

Unfortunately we had to move a lot of different reason in the last 2 years. In May 2016 we found the property we are living in now and we are very grateful for it although we have some trouble with the landlord again but GOD is in control.
We don’t own a church building. We meet in our house.

At what age did you give your life over to Jesus? 

I gave my life over to JESUS in a youth camp when I was 13 years old but it felt so strange it was a real conservative church without the Holy Spirit and with preaching the punishing God. My present wife took me to a church that was totally different in January 2012 and I was touched by the Holy Spirit and started after the sermon totally new with JESUS. That was January 16 th 2012

You and I met through social media, I remember from the beginning you saying you had a dream to start a cowboy church in Germany. What inspired this dream in your life? 

Yes. God spoke to me in a dream in early summer 2014 and I woke up with this question in my mind : “Who cares about the lost western riders here in Germany?”

I have many friends on facebook who are Bullriders or Cowboys or Pastors, Preachers or members of Cowboy Churches and I liked every page of a Cowboy Church to see and find out how they do it. And I started do ask some Pastors and church planters how it could work for Germany and I got many helpful tips and now I try to make it fit to the German horse and rider culture because it’s completely different than in the United States.

You now have the start of this vision Higher Ground Cowboy Church, can you tell us the mission behind this church and vision?

We have not started yet. My wife and I have a weekly prayer meeting and bible study to pray for the realization of the vision

We are waiting that GOD works and gives HIS “GO” to start

We want to reach the horse people here in Germany. To spread the gospel at horse events, competitions or invite the people in our Cowboy Church to worship and have Church with us.

My wife wants to do the kids work with ponys and telling the kids about JESUS


What stage is this dream currently in?  

I would call it the planning phase.

As far as you know are there any other cowboy churches in Germany?

As far as I know not one.

What can we and others do to support this vision?

Praying for this vision here for Germany

If someone has a word or impression from GOD for us please let us know

I need a bible teacher to grow and become stronger in the word of GOD and equipping for this work

I asked Tobias to tell us about his life.  I have not altered any of his wording,  I feel it is best shared in true format. 


  • I´d like to write something about my life the years before, how I started again with JESUS and what I´ve experienced with our Lord so you can better understand the whole Story. .. I grew up in a Christian family in a small village in east Germany. My parents got divorced when I was six years old. I finished school with a secondary school certificate and learned the trade of agricultural machinery mechanic. Then I changed to the sale of agricultural machinery in different companies. Since I was 9 I was active in the brass choir in the local church. But mainly I went every Sunday to a Free Church congregation and there was also active in the youth work. When I was 14 years old, I gave Jesus at a youth camp my life. But my life as a Christian was kind of strange to me, and I got always a punishing God preached. The Holy Spirit seemed to almost never. If you had sinned you waited always crouching on the punishment of God. So I went more often again in the Local Church. The local ancient churches in Germany are relatively dead. Without awakening, without conversion sermon and without people. In 2004 I married and in 2006 our son Daniel came to world. Shortly before I started a new job as a salesman for tractors and harvesters. I worked 24/7 for the CLAAS brand. CLAAS is the market leader for harvesters in Germany. I was very successful but the family has been totally ignored by me. This was followed by a lot of parties, I cheated on my wife. But to my son, I built a very close relationship. I went because of another woman but also that relationship failed. Together with my wife we wanted to try it again with each other also because of Daniel. I found, however, again no middle ground between family and work. So we parted again-forever. My mother and my sister with family had already turned away since the first separation from me. Now I was alone again, and Daniel was with me on the weekends. Three or four friends held at the time to me. In November 2011 after the ice hockey training (9.00 pm) I got terrible heartbeat. I had over 300 bpm !!! I drove the car to my house and after 2 hours with the heartbeat I drove to the hospital. The doctors were overwhelmed and tried a lot. They gave me six or seven medicines – without success ! Now all that remained was the electric shock to bring the heart under control. I was under anesthesia. After 30 minutes I woke up and my heartbeat was normal. later, a nurse told me that they had to make it twice. The first time the heart stops beating completely. Now it was 3.20 am next morning. At 10.00am the Doctor brought me with the ambulance in a special clinic. No one believed me that I had heart racing so long. Next day (a Friday) I was operated on my heart. A heart-line has been cut. Later in the afternoon the doctor tells me that the line was cut incorrect. On Monday they will do it again ! This weekend, I thought a lot. I had great fear. In my longing grew to near Jesus. Jesus was calling me. In the second operation, I woke up in the middle and talked to the doctor and the doctor asked me things. Then I fell asleep again. Now the line was cut correct and after a few days I was back home. The relationship with my wife and my family was affected by allegations. We decided to separate and she also met another man quickly. Later I met my current girlfriend in west Germany. She took me with in January 2012 in the Christ Center Ruhrgebiet. There I met Jesus and God as he really is. And of course the holy spirit that was previously unknown to me. I gave my life to Jesus and gave my entire debt to the cross. I know that all is forgiven and I was able to restart. It is living a completely different and new. I realize every day how much God bless me. I also feel like Jesus changed me and working on me every day ! Our LORD is sooo great !!!! Now I have many friends in the church. In July 2012 I got baptized. I’m excited to see how God’s plan goes further with me. The relationship with my son is still the best. Daniel is with us At the holidays. My mother and my Sister see my change but do not understand much because they are missing the Holy Spirit…In July 2013 I married my wife before the law and in September 2013 before GOD…

     In January 2015 we moved to east Germany end of January to get my mothers house and land. The day we arrived we had lots of trouble with my mother. She left her house there and lives with my sister and my brother in law two villages away. She has so much unforgiveness and bitterness within that I’ve been in West Germany the last three years. They all looking for our mistakes and judge and condemn my family. They see my/our vision to plant a cowboy church and build up a horse ranch to evangelize the youth and the old as spinning and crazy. Several attempts to lead a quiet and substantive discussion failed. It escalated much more. We wrote a letter and explained with a lot of scriptures that they shall forgive us and not judge and that the past has gone…no reaction…no letter back…no call…silence. In June 2015 we moved back to west Germany and lived 1 year with the stepfather of my wife in a house that was much too small for us. All our stuff was in the barn. The Kids had no Owner rooms. We were really frustrated and down. It was a really hard and tough time. We were looking for a new home for one and a half year !!!

    In May this year we found a new home in north Germany only 1 hour always. A farm house with 2 horse boxes in the stable and a farmer who gives us a 5 acres pasture for free because we only shall take care a little for his cows who are standing next to us. You can see some pictures At my FB profile or the HGCCG site on FB. We are blessed now and all the waiting was worth it…




    Cassie Nations

    Dream Catcher 3:20



Build It And They Will Com


Oh the fields of dreams that our out there to be built…God says Build it and they will come!!!  The Field of Dreams is one of my favorite movies and I had forgotten about it.  I have been awake off and on for hours with thoughts swarming in my head.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and God put them together for me using this movie.

There are so many fields of dreams out there that need built.  Some of you have had a dream since you were a small child, some of you God just dropped one into you.  No matter how small that dream or how big that dream is, it is still a God given dream.  Really in His eyes there are no small or big dreams.  You might think your dream is insignificant to God and others, this is far from the truth.  Your dream=your purpose=touching someones life!  Rather it is a business or ministry, there will be people.

In the movie Field of Dreams Ray heard a voice that said Build It and He Will Come. The he that the voice was referring to was his father whom he had a strained relationship with.  Now as we well know this is a fictional story.  However the Lord is saying the same thing to us today.  If you will build it they will come.

When we have a dream or vision from God, there will be other voices that argue with you.  They will tell you that no one cares, no one will come, you can not afford that…..  This is not what God says to us.  He tells us ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.


Watch this video of Ray being faced with the negative voice and the voice telling him to keep on going forward with this dream.


When you have a dream from God the very first thing you should do is write it down!  The Bible tells us to write the vision and make it clear so that others who read it might run with it.  Hab 2:2  If you write it down where you can see it, then it will remind you to keep your eyes on the goal.  Then it will inspire those around you to run with your dream and cheer you along.  It is very important we have others.  You maybe afraid to share your dream because you do not want the negative voices.  Take time and ask God to show you who to trust with these dreams.  It maybe your pastor, best friend, children spouse, congregation, etc…  After you have shared this with your inner circle that God gives you, then you must help keep the dream clear and before them.

I believe once God has given you a team no matter how small or large that we should constantly be in prayer and communication with each other regarding the steps and the long term goals.  This keeps the dream alive in them as well as you.  If you let it die out then they will follow your lead.  However if you keep your passion they will be your biggest cheerleaders ever.  In The Field of Dreams Ray’s wife Annie and his daughter Karin were his biggest fans.  It did not start out this way.  Sometimes it takes a little while for others to catch on to the vision.  There are some who never will but in the end God always wins.

If you have been following my blog for very long you know my founding scripture is Eph 3:20.  God can do anything you know!! Far ABOVE AND BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS AND IMAGINATIONS.

Do you see your field?  Do you see the people?  GOD CAN DO THIS!! YOU BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!!!

Below is a word for you.  Inspired by the speech that Mann gave to Ray.

People will come!  They’ll come to your churches, your events and your businesses for reasons they can’t fathom. They will fall in love with your FIELD OF DREAMS. They’ll turn into your parking lots not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They will arrive at your door as innocent children, longing for Hope, love, acceptance, forgiveness, joy, peace …GOD. Of course we won’t mind they are here, after all this is what we have been praying and dreaming for. They will sow seed money into the ground you have plowed with out even thinking about it, for it is money they have and peace they lack. They will run down to the altars, spread the good news they heard, share about your amazing business and the opportunities given by God. They will participate in your dreams as if it’s their own while God plants dreams of their own for them to build. The anointing will be so thick they will have to brush it away from their faces. People will come!!  The one constant through all the years, has been God. The past of failures have been erased like a blackboard and rebuilt with a great future. One of hope and blessings. The cross that stands before us reminds us of all that’s love and hope!!  PEOPLE WILL COME. THEY WILL MOST DEFINITELY COME!!



Today throw off those fears and start building those fields of dreams.


I am here to be on your team.  I would love to hear about your dreams, pray with you and even help you build them.


Cassie Gilman

Step by Step

Have you ever found yourself just stuck in a place of what is next?  You know God has a purpose and a plan and you have all these ideas and dreams….But you are just not sure how to go forward with them.

For several years I have had a desire to help others.  I can look back over my childhood and my youth and see where these desires were there.  I have been involved in many different avenues of ministry through my local church, community and outreaches.  I have had jobs that taught me many different skills.  When I was not working for someone else I had my own business.  I had a daycare in my home at one point(this will teach you many life skills lol).  I have been cleaning homes since I as in the 8th grade(many moons ago).  I started my own cleaning business after a divorce that left me in need of income.  I have had times when this business was slow and I had to take a job.  Each time I attained more training and more life skills in each job I had.  I always came back to my cleaning business.

Someone might ask why would you clean houses if you can have a desk job?  The reasons I love cleaning houses are:

  1. I was helping others
  2. I set my own hours
  3. I was my own boss
  4. I was able to listen to Christian Music and Teaching to build myself up in God
  5. It was a skill I could teach others.

Cleaning houses is not what my long term goals are.  However it has been a tool to achieve those goals.

One day recently I was so frustrated trying to figure out why I seem to have all these skills but yet felt stuck in a place of what now?  My hearts desire like I stated before is to help people.  My passion is ministry and encouraging others to pursue their dreams and goals.  As I began to look over my life I began to see that step by step I have been being prepared to do exactly this.  Each skill I have learned will help me in ministry.

In 2010 I developed Mending Fences N Hearts Ministries and in 2013 I began another level of that ministry called Dream Catcher 3:20.  Mending Fences N Hearts is about helping others heal from their brokenness and to be restored and set free.  The next level of this ministry is Dream Catcher 3:20, where I help encourage, promote and coach others to purse their God given dreams and purposes.

Ultimately I want to be a life coach.  What is a Life Coach?

life coach
ˈlīf ˌkōCH/
noun: life coach; plural noun: life coaches
  1. a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.

I want to be a Spiritual Life Coach.  I want to catch your dreams and help you run with them.  If that means we start with walking through past hurts and mindsets to get you to dream, then we start there.  If it means coaching through believing you can then that is what we will do.

Sometimes when we start looking at all the reasons why we cant do something like for me:

  1. I need to have it all together(never gonna happen only Jesus did that)
  2. Be healthier
  3. Be financially more stable
  4. ……..

So these excuses were holding me back.  So step by step I have began my journey to grow in these areas.  To be a life coach I only have to be one step ahead of someone to pull them up with me.  So if the steps I have taken now can help someone else take those steps why would I keep making excuses?

So step by step as I am on my journey, learning life skills then I will be coaching others to do the same.  I will be coaching others to walk with me step by step.

So if you have found yourself trying to put it all together and get un stuck… be encouraged and start stepping…

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Nations

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If you or anyone you know is struggling with anger, fear, depression and feel like giving up please take a moment and watch this video!!


God Bless Y’all

Cassie Nations