The Bjorn Bauerfeind Project

Several months ago I received an email from Bjorn Bauerfeind, a young business man who grew up in East Germany.  He was aware that I have painted many Historical Paintings, representing the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He explained that he would like me to paint some scenes of the history of the Church in East Germany.
As Communism disintigrated in the Soviet Block nations, the wall came down and East Germany and West Germany began the efforts of reuniting.  Bjorn Bauerfeind's parents drove him through an opening in the wall, (the guards no longer armed with machine guns) to the airport to fly to the United States to begin serving the mission for the L.D.S. Church in Oregon.