Helmut Haubeil is a businessman and pastor. After successfully working as a representative for a shipping company, he responded at the age of 37 to God's call to join the ministry and worked as a pastor for 16 years. Afterwards he was the director of the Adventist nursing home in Bad Aibling, Germany. He is the founder and editor of the "Missionsbrief" (mission-newsletter in the German language) and since retiring he has played a significant role in helping build up mission work in central Asia and India. This is required reading for Encounter Adventist Curriculum 12.3.