Visited with German Missionaries, very interesting!!!

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Visited with German Missionaries, very interesting!!!

Beitrag von jon_j_rambo » Mo 16. Mai 2005, 00:57

Hello German dudes, I had the priviledge to meet some German missionaries! I haven't heard the German language for years, since I was in school to be exact, & then only a limited time.

At church, a German missionary dude spoke. He brought slides of his experiences. He told us Hiedleburg is a very humanistic city, against the Bible as a whole. Apparently there is a college in Hiedleburg & the home of NATO?

The German dude also said there are no (not many) Christian schools in Germany, and that for awhile, you couldn't start a new church unless it was allowed by the State (German State) as an officially recognized religion (only Catholic or Protastant). He tought us about many Turks & Spanish dudes now living in Germany.

This other lady was from Switzerland & spoke French, German, & English. Apparently, Swiss chicks speak French as their first language. This German dudes family was stuck in a part of Germany that was actually given back to Poland after WW-2.

The German people also sing the SAME EXACT SONGS as we do out of the hymn book. The same beat & piano, but in German....that was cool.

The missionaries were very quiet, polite, & orderly (most are), but compared to american dudes, I don't think they were used to our brashness when speaking.

Anyhow, it was interesting to meet some German Christian dudes.

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Re: Visited with German Missionaries, very interesting!!!

Beitrag von Pfeiffer » Mo 16. Mai 2005, 08:42

jon_j_rambo hat geschrieben:The German people also sing the SAME EXACT SONGS as we do out of the hymn book. The same beat & piano, but in German....that was cool.
hey rambo, what do you mean where your grandfathers come from?
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Beitrag von jon_j_rambo » Mo 16. Mai 2005, 09:59

@Pfeiffer --- I don't understand what you are asking? What I was trying to say,"The German Christians I met, sing the same songs we do, but in the German language." The songs (hymns from the hymn book) are the same. I figured the difference in languages & meanings of words would screw up the song, but I was wrong.

I'm not related to any of these German missionary dudes, my grandparents were born in the USA. A long, long time ago, my family roots were from Germany.....and well, mixed with English & Romanian blood too.

So why do I post such subjects? Who would care? Well, new culture is all foriegn to me, I know nothing of Europe, except what I see in old war movies. I marvel at people who can speak & write in different languages, because I sure can't do it. It's interesting to hear the accents & how they view things. I'm only used to my circle of life.

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Beitrag von Pfeiffer » Mo 16. Mai 2005, 10:23

First: My English isn't perfect!

Most religious songs are very old and hat their roots in 17th-19th century in Europe, especially by the great componist Johann Sebastian Bach. So the most songs had their original text in german.
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