The Brethren Heritage Tour (all but one couple) has arrived in Marburg, Germany, and will be going this Saturday afternoon to Schwarzenau for the first time.
Although several couples of the tour missed connections, we expect the entire group to be together by early afternoon this Saturday. Tired from an all-night flight from Newark to Frankfurt, the tour arrived at the hotel in Marburg in late afternoon Friday, German time.
This Saturday morning David Plaster is conducting a short walking tour of Marburg, which includes the magnificent 12th century castle where Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli, the Swiss reformer, had their talks in 1529 but were unable to resolve their differences. How awe-inspiring to see the place where such towering figures in the Protestant Reformation walked and worked!
Because internet capability is scarce and expensive (about $32 for 60 minutes in the Marburg hotel), we will not be posting much until the Schwarzenau celebration is over and CHARIS has begun.
All members of the group want their relatives and churches to know that the tour has arrived with all healthy and sound. Already we’ve connected with our “cousins” from the Dunker Brethren and with some Church of the Brethren young people who are also staying here in Marburg.
More postings and photos as the Schwarzenau experience develops. Please continue praying for CHARIS, as we have learned that the Portuguese representative is not able to attend due to illness and last we heard, only one of the three delegates from Cameroon had received a visa.