I mean you cannot walk around and always say you don´t like something, unless you have tried it.
So there I was, first flight and on my way. Since German Winter is a especially foolish when you mean to leave the country (it has happened before) I lost my connection in Frankfurt. Defrosting took almost an hour & despite my effort to run for fifteen minutes & almost collapsing at the Lufthansa counter I did not make it. But then I got a meal and a drink on the house & arrived still on time with the others from Berlin.
Why did I join this project?
Personally it was all for trying out something new. To test my own limits & learn from God.
The group aim was to support the new founded group in Lisbon & find believers on all Campuses who would be interested in leading a christian student movement. Basically what I do on my free time in Stuttgart. Just that I did never before do surveys on Campus.
For two weeks we shared a house, got to know the local Campus (Cru) team, met with students & did surveys on campus. It was a challenging & good experience. So here you will find a mix of images from the training / campus days & the evenings when we toured the city.
One of my favourite nights was as we visited a local Fado bar & listened to the heart breaking songs. And meeting a dear friend of mine from way back, which I meet like every three years. Such a joy! Well basically any good light moment and any honest conversation counts as a favourite. So it is hard to decide. 😉
This was the first get together at our place. We had a mega huge apartment with antique furniture. This alone made me tremendously happy 😉
Germany is not only hard to get away from but also hard to get back to.
On the last day, I was actually sad to leave this town. I had just warmed up to sharing and asking students about their belief.
These two students we met on the very first day. Portuguese people in general are very friendly, open & warm. Something which made me feel at home right away. But these two blew our mind with their kindness & friendly way to help us out in any possible way. It was such a valuable experience to meet you guys!
Ps, there will be more from Portugal & a small picturesque village we spent the last two days in.