From June 9th-July 15th, 2011, I will be in……
I’m going back, it’s true! For 5 weeks this summer I will be helping give leadership to the Berlin 2011 Summer Project with an awesome group of staff and students. I’m not entirely sure what all I am getting myself into, but I do know that I am SO EXCITED for this chance to return to this place that I love, to see the people so dear to my heart, to take students along and introduce them to this part of the world, to see where the ministry is at now in its 5th(!!!) year, to be part of the ministry for a time, and to just be overseas again.
I am looking forward to….Cafe’ Bilderbuch, Baraka, Habibi, The Brandenburg Gate, walking around the Freie Universitaet, S-bahn Cafe’, Neukoelln, Steglitz, Prenzlberg, Potsdamer Platz, movies at the Sony Center, Vapiano, H&M, Summer in Berlin, Alexanderplatz, Graefestrasse, riding the U-bahn, speaking German, even staying at the Amstel house. 🙂
I am excited to see….Andra, Richard, Ulrike S, Ulrike N, Julia, K-holla, Anne and Monte Keltner, Barbara K, Ulli T, Alicja, Enrico, IBCB friends, and sooo many others who are near and dear to my heart.
It has been over 2 years since I moved back from Germany, and I realize that so many things will be different upon my return. I am hoping, though, that some things will still be the same, and it will still be the city that I remember and love.