On the June 2, 2013, Pastor Wilm accommodated over 80 refugees from West-Africa at his church, giving them shelter. Besides providing food, a place to sleep, clean clothes and medical treatment, he also organized German classes and created social programs. There is even a football club called "FC Lampedusa." The proportional distribution of religious affiliation was balanced. One half of the Lampedusa refugees had been Christians and the other half was Muslim.
The relationship was very harmonious between the pastor and the refugees. Amongst the refugees things were similar, even with their varying ethnical and religious backgrounds. It´s not just that the church community supported Pastor Wilm and the Lampedusa refugees, but also many people from the neighborhood offered help – Muslims, Christians, non-believers, members of the Anti-Fascist Action Group, Antifa. "We had an interesting mixture of supporters, which would normally never meet each other. Especially not in a church," Pastor Wilm says.