Forgive me if this blog entry is more pictures and less text. I need to sum up two days and I am incredibly tired and need to hit the sack. So. . .
Friday in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg
Yesterday I visited Lutherstadt-Wittenberg with new friend Robert Moore. Robert is an ELCA minister who, along with wife Kathy, most recently served in Houston but is now the ELCA rep stationed in Leipzig to help with the many anticipated visitors to Wittenberg and Leipzig during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
I’m sure there are many intelligent things I could say about Luther, his town, his history (actually, there are many things I could say. I’ve been reading a book on the 95 theses on my trip) but for the aforementioned reasons please simply enjoy these pictures.
Saturday in Helsinki
I left early from the Hotel Meininger in Berlin to catch a flight to Helsinki via Riga, Latvia. In Helsinki, I met up with Joona Kallio. Joona’s parents were missionaries in Japan along with Tom Nelson. He showed me Helsinki on a walking tour and then we shared an awesome meal. He didn’t have to do that (he lives 45 minutes outside town) so I was extremely appreciative of his hospitality.
Here are some pictures from Helsinki. . .
The first place Joona took me was to the “Rock Church,” a Lutheran church built out of stones. Hard to explain. See for yourself. Interesting tidbit: Eric Williams, Bethany ’94 and a member of my college quartet, worked here in Helsinki for a time and attended this church!
Tomorrow I Leave for Stockholm where I will first spend some time in and around Mora and then have an awesome few days with my friend Anders Jalkeus!