Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Well, we've just got back from the trip to east Germany, and many are the pics that could be posted. (And many are the stories that could be told!) The beginning of the week found us at High Point Baptist Church, with pastor Duane Beech and his crew. Jonathan, I and bro. Green were asked to give testimonies during Sunday School, and Bro. Green preached on 'by the way' for the morning service! Afterwords we ate at a cool German restaurant, where I had some sort of Schnitzel. Anyway, it tasted good. :) Drove in the afternoon to Garmich, where we were with bro. Ryan Johnson for the evening service. They decided to put us up in the missions apartment above the church, which was essentially in the town square! Sweetness! Of course, all of this is smack-dab in the middle of the Alps with beautiful mountains surrounding the classic south German town. The view from my bedroom window was amazing.

Monday morning: jump in the van and head on over to the Neushwantstien Castle (the most famous castle in Germany)! It's an extremely large fortress/mansion that sits on top of a hill that overlooks a tremendous valley. The castle itself is not that old; it was built in the late 1800's! Nearby was a cool waterfall, about 100 feet high with crystal clear water. Just absoulutely beautiful. (Jon even went swimming!) Also nearby was King Ludwig's parents Castle... not as big but still pretty nice!

On Tuesday, Jacob, Jon and I went hiking to the top of a mountain called Kruizek; it was a pretty steep climb for a few hours, but the view was definitely worth it. When you get up there on the top of a mountain with the wind blowing in your face and the 360 degree view, it seems that God is so close... it's awesome. Something you have to experience at least once in your life...

So that's what I've been up to these past few days of radio/internet silence... God is so good! LGBM!


Sharon said...

SO COOL!!!!!!!!! Wow! How exciting!

Megan said...

wow...Germany is absolutely gorgeous!!!

running4him said...

The pics are great!!! I love Jonathan's face!
Looks like you all are having a great time!! Say hi to the Greens for me!

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