“In February 2002 Mrs. Blissenbach took over our ministries’ operations in Switzerland. Before Mrs. Blissenbach the ministry was run on a part time home office set up relying on a continental subtitled satellite telecast version of Hour of Power.
Mrs. Blissenbach set up a professional fulltime office and built a management and fundraising capacity for the ministry. Mrs. Blissenbach later found, negotiated and secured an on air weekly timeslot for Hour of Power on a Swiss television channel with German voice over translations. The end result is that Mrs. Blissenbach has taken a US subsidised ministry to a self supporting ministry that is effectively ministering to the Swiss people.
I cannot recommend Mrs. Blissenbach too highly in her ability to take a foreign television ministry and adapt it to local Swiss requirements and ensuring it is a powerful outreach for Jesus Christ in that country.
Mrs. Blissenbach adapted our ministry marketing and fundraising to the local Swiss market. She has overseen and fulfilled the requirements of the Swiss and Canton statutory codes ensuring we comply. We have required and Mrs. Blissenbach has carried out office location, selection and rental all within budget and other efficiencies we have asked of her. We have experienced the same diligent and sound advice in staffing, office management, reporting and purchasing.
We have had outreaches to Switzerland with Dr Schuller and other ministry leaders as well as local events and meetings for viewers and supporters of Hour of Power. Mrs. Blissenbach has overseen, advised and organized these events including venue selection, program planning and design, itineraries, hosting, ministry response and needs, finances, promotion and the many other detailed activities required to have meaningful and worthwhile events that can build supporter relationships and income for the ministry.
Mrs. Blissenbach has an expertise and a passion to build the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Switzerland and has dedicated her energies, skills and working career to fulfilling this need in an honest, cooperative, intelligent Christian way. We look forward to an ongoing and fruitful ministry led by Mrs. Blissenbach in Switzerland for many years to come and recommend her highly to other ministries who want to have an outreach in Switzerland.”
John Townend was Director of International Ministries of Hour of Power & Crystal Cathedral Ministries.