God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Life in Germany...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Monday, June 19, 2006
The 'wetter' here in Germany is HEISST! ( this double ss is one of those fun letters that I can't make with my typewriter)
OK, don't know if either of those words are spelled correctly in German. If anyone ever told you it usually only reaches in the 80s in Germany - they are speaking truth. What they fail to disclose is that with NO air conditioning one never cools off - HOT! I am thankful that I live in the mountains and my nights are at least cooler. In the Rhine valley it can be stiffling. Especially in the city.
I had an interesting conversation with the ZIVI (young man that handles activities at the Goethe Institut). He was a youth regional leader in a EVE church in Baden-Baden.
Each time I speak to a person that has been involved in any church experience I come away with the same words. "There is nothing but words from the pastors. They get paid from the government taxes of the people and no one really is concerned about whether or not the congregation is learning or growing - or even accepting Christ." The pastors/churches are taken care of and live well - financially. These are Germans speaking of German churches - with no prompting, just a simple question, "So, how are the churches in Germany?"
I encouraged him to go to a church south of here. I will enjoy getting to know him and his young girlfriend - from Korea. She, on the other hand, has a firm grasp of the importance of Who Christ is in her life...
I find that fascinating, exciting, challenging, and encouraging.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Monday, June 19, 2006
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