Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jan. 10th, 2010

“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” –author unknown.

We awoke to blue sky and the promise of new experiences in Pommern.

After breakfast, we walk to church and spend one and one half hours praising God. The men are one side and the women are on the other with a few exceptions…like us!

There were students who helped us with some translating. It was amazing to listen to the singing. Usually one leader singing a phrase and the rest of the group following in close harmony. The harmony is in thirds and fun to sing along with even without knowing the words! After the service, all the congregation gather outside for an auction of items that parishioners have brought with proceeds going to the offering. Today a bag of tea, some peas, sweets, and soap were auctioned off.

Haran was at church and it was good to see him. Many teachers and students attended the service. We went to 8:30 service with another one at 10:30.

Before lunch everyone went for a walk in the beautiful weather. After lunch a few clothes got washed then the RAINS came. Rains continued throughout the afternoon so we read, played games, rested and talked smart!

The fire Mama Toni brought us before dinner helped take a bit of dampness out of the air. Good conversation with Edward and Mohammed around the dinner table. How lucky we are to have them as hosts.