Journal Entry #9 – It is amazing how worship and Bible study equalizes everything. We are obviously experiencing some new and strange things during this transitional phase. It is difficult to find common ground in many areas or something recognizable that may be equal to things “back home.” Worship of our Lord, however, is universal. I found it extremely refreshing last night to be among my brothers and sisters in Christ just singing songs, praying, and studying God’s word, albeit in a different language. It felt exactly the same as if I were in Texas, Florida, or anywhere else in the States where I have worshiped. The evening was highlighted by warm fellowship afterward where the brethren just stood around and visited. I believe that element alone speaks volumes about the loving God we serve.