Saturday, May 11, 2013


Wartburg College was founded by missionaries sent from this small town in Bavaria in 1852. Yesterday we were given a tour of the local museum by Dr. Horst Becker, retired head of the mission society here in Neuendettelsau.


Later in the day, archivist Matthias Honold showed us some of the treasured documents and realia he works with.  Graduating history major Krista Sellers got to look at one of Wilhelm Loehe's journals!

We ended the day with an evening Service of Blessing at St. Laurentius Church, where the Wartburg Choir plans to sing in 2014.  It will be the 160th anniversary of the founding of the deaconess community, and they are very excited about having the Choir help them celebrate.

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