This morning on the bus it was great to hear stories from various people’s homestay experiences. There were some good connections made! Being able to spend time on a personal level with local people allows you to really make a closer connection with a different culture.
Our drive from Berlikum in the Netherlands to Münster in Germany only took a few hours, and it was a good reminder to me of just how close together many European countries are! As a Canadian, I think of how long it takes me just to get to the next province over in my own country, and it feels a little ridiculous. The scales are totally different.
On our way to Münster, John made sure we knew the necessary background for the Anabaptist story here. So on our walking tour of the city centre we were then able to connect the stories with the very places we were standing. We also had a knowledgeable local guide tell us more about the history of the city so that we were able to contextualize our story in the larger story of Münster.
Take a look at the photos for more about Münster’s history!
– Morgan Regehr
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