Monday, June 18, 2007

Switzerland JUNE 16-18

We left for Switzerland early for the annual Trinity Reformed Church retreat. We had 3 days before everyone from the church arrived, so we spent some family time hiking and enjoying God's magnificent creation. Switzerland is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. On Saturday we traveled down to Geneva to tour the Reformation Museum and take in the rich history of the city. So many great men of the faith preached in Geneva despite all the corruption and persecution. The boys had a great time walking through the reformation museum and listening to the audio guide. There was a beautiful park where we sat and ate on the grass and the boys played chess with large pieces. Grace just ran around and was happy to be out of the car after traveling the entire day before. Little does she know we have a 2 hour drive back to the bible school tonight!!!

We got up on Sunday and went to an English speaking church in Beatenburg where the guy bashed the reformers and held the Annabaptist in high esteem. Needless to say we had a lot of discussions at lunch with the boys. It was timely, especially after just visiting the reformation museum and having long talks on how great and faithful these men of the reformation were. We then hiked up the alps and the boys wanted to hike up the boulder field so of course we did. It was a wonderful hike and the scenery is amazing. We are so thankful to be able to spend family time together.

We got up early Monday and went to the cave of St. Beatus. The legend has it that Beatus a monk who lived in the cave slayed a fierce dragon. The cave had lots of rushing water and it was a great hike.

1 comment:

the Five Far From Home said...

I love all your blog updates and your slide shows. I know how hard (late in to the night) you worked on all these posts. It looks GREAT! Even if you took out the whole house's electricity. :)