When a German woman stood up in the middle of an Islamic prayer service to declare that "Jesus Christ is the Lord of Germany," she never imagined that she'd have to go into hiding after constant threats of violence against her.
Heidi Mund is particularly passionate about her Christian beliefs considering the fact that she was once a dedicated atheist, but her concern over the infiltration of Islam into her home country of Germany is what leads her these days.
So in November of 2013, while a Muslim imam was leading a call to prayer inside a historic German church, Mund stood to proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Lord of Germany and that she "breaks this curse" of Islam creeping into Germany.
The woman then recited the famous words spoken by German protestant pioneer Martin Luther in 1521 when he spoke up against the Catholic Church: "Here I stand! I can do no other. Save the church of Martin Luther!"
The video of the ordeal quickly went viral, referring to Mund as "the brave German woman." People approached her on the street and told her that she did break the curse of Islam that was quickly covering the country, but that praise didn't last. Mund is now paying a heavy price for her bravery with police patrolling her home to protect her against the threats of violence coming from radical leftist groups in her area.
Mund and her husband, Mathias, then attempted to form a Frankfurt chapter of the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), but media coverage of the attempt led to Mathias being fired from his job.
As the Christian Broadcasting Network points out, "in a nation like Germany where loving your country and flag-waving patriotism is viewed with suspicion, Internet videos mock her as a Nazi."
But between the physical threats and the public labeling as a "racist," Mund continues to keep her faith in Jesus Christ. The fame led her to start a street ministry where she distributed Christian DVDs to citizens of Frankfurt -- especially Muslims.
"God uses me very often for Muslims," she told CBN. "It's our commission to give them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can fill their hearts, the lack and the hole in their hearts. Only He can. And if they meet Jesus, accept Jesus in their lives as their savior and their Lord, the Holy Spirit will change them and they will not be our enemies anymore."
But with no family income, Heidi has been forced to turn to isolation and leave the PEGIDA group due to intense pressure from the media labeling her as a Nazi.
"They say, 'Oh, we have the Nazis, we have the Nazis' and everywhere in the newspapers you can read about the Nazis, the Nazis, the Nazis," she continued. "But this is like a balloon of lies."
"There are some, of course," she added. "But I believe most of them are honest and they really have this aim to protect Germany from this brutal ideology [radical Islam]."
With the possibility of losing their home due to no family income, the Munds must now turn to the Lord more than ever.
"It could push us down and we could be depressed or discouraged, but Jesus is always Lord," she said. "Just hold on and walk in His ways."