Today was a great way to start off our regular schedule here in Poland. We woke up and had some breakfast at the main building here at Proem. After Breakfast, we went to the church that Proem created in a nearby city by the name of Tomaszow. Once there we were given some headphones so that we could hear someone translating the language back to our own. We were blessed with the opportunity of hearing Clay preach about Pentecost in Acts 2. One of the cool things was that while Clay was preaching, we got to see the main pastor at the church translate it back into Polish for the people who attend the church. After church, we stayed and had a meeting about what to expect for the week and we had some delicious pizza there that had corn on it. IT HAD CORN ON IT! Who knew corn would be good on a pizza?
Once we were done with lunch, we went to a city by the name of Lodz. There we got the chance to see a building where they gather for Bible studies or just a place for the people of Lodz to come hang out and have a cup of tea or coffee. After we saw this, our leader who works at Proem told us about the street we were on and how all the buildings on this street were still the real ones from the beginning of the war. He said it was one of the only streets in Poland where the buildings were still the original ones that were not destroyed during the war. He also mentioned how the city of Lodz and that street were where many of the Jews were living during the reign of Hitler. While we were in the City, he also showed us an abandoned Pizza Hut that may one day become their new church building in Lodz.
After all of that, we headed to a mall in Lodz, where once a month, Proem has an evening church for the people in Lodz. This was quite a different experience for us because we did not have any translators, and they main pastor of the church spoke the message this time instead of Clay. It was still an awesome experience however to see God moving through another language beside our own. It was also cool to hear the beat to some of the songs we know and be able to sing them in English, while the band and the rest of the congregation continued singing in Polish. Its just amazing to see all of this happening in another country. After the service, we headed back to the camp at Proem and had a delicious dinner and then had our debrief with the team for the day.
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