So anyway, I went to church this morning and it was great. I really love Berlin Projekt. It is really different from Jacob's Well (umm, (a:) because it is all in German) but it is really awesome. I'm starting to be able to understand the sermons more and more. Then I went to lunch with two of my housemates Klaus and Tanja, and several others to this really great restaurant where I had suppe and rolls and coffee for 2 Euros! Berlin has these restaurants that are non-profit restaurants and so you pay what you want essentially because it is kind of on a "donation" basis. It is a little complicated to explain but it is totally genius and I should have taken a picture of the restaurant--imagine basically what you would picture as the most European atmosphere possible. It was wunderschön. And nice to get to know a couple new people. One girl named Susa (zooza) was super sweet, and she and Ulrike and I went after lunch to THE COOOOLEST FLEA MARKET that I have ever been to. The picture was taken there. And actually, it was really one of the coolest places I think I have ever been. It was huge. It is open every Sunday, all year. And it is kind of mix between a bohemian State Fair and a square mile thrift store. There are so many treasures there! And people playing live music and all kinds of yummy food...and so many people to watch. It was truly an experience. When you come to visit me, we are totally going!
After that I rode my bike 45 minutes away to another part of the city called Charlottenburg where my friends Lucia and Gregg live. They were moving into a new apartment and we put together Ikea furniture for about 5 hours. We had dinner together and it was great to connect with them again. They are both opera singers and I stayed with them the two times I visited Berlin before. I rode my bike back around 10:30 pm and it was a beautiful night. Full moon and the road that I took was the main street really through the entire city. All the major sites of Berlin were on my way and it was so gorgeous to pass the Brandenburg Gate and the Staatsoper all lit up at night. I really love this city. I am so glad I am here and I am so excited to see what God has for me here. He makes all things new. Truly.