Impromptu Ricochet Meet-Up in Augsburg

 

For about two years, Dave Deeble and I have been trying to make arrangements to meet face-to-face since we both live in Germany, he in Herne and I in Diedorf (near Augsburg). Well, Friday, he contacted me while he, Sabine, Lukas, and Lucy were on their way back from skiing in Austria and suggested we meet.

On consulting our respective schedules, we found it worked out for us to meet at the Augsburg Gebetshaus Saturday morning. (The name means “House of Prayer” and it is a place which interested German-speaking readers can find out about here.) We met and I have to thank the good man and his gracious bride Sabine for taking the time to stop in.

We gave them the tour of the Gebetshaus from the rehearsal studio to the guest rooms to the prayer room itself. David and Sabine stayed for our 11 a.m. worship time — it being Holy Saturday, it was focused on the Atonement. Lukas and Lucy made friends with Maedel — in part over Minecrafting — and then they continued on their way.

We also had the much-appreciated opportunity to get to know each other a bit better, which would not have happened without Ricochet. That qualifies, I think, as an endorsement.

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There are 13 comments.

  1. Front Seat Cat Member

    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA? Am I having a blond moment? Interesting place to meet up – I look forward to learning about it – very cool that you all got to meet up and first meet on Ricochet! Being Easter weekend, what is Christianity like these days in Germany and that part of Europe?

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    • April 20, 2019, at 6:24 AM PDT
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  2. Percival Thatcher

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA? Am I having a blond moment? Interesting place to meet up – I look forward to learning about it – very cool that you all got to meet up and first meet on Ricochet! Being Easter weekend, what is Christianity like these days in Germany and that part of Europe?

    Hartmann is working on it.

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    • April 20, 2019, at 6:32 AM PDT
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  3. Aaron Miller Member

    Be honest. You just wanted to learn how to balance a coat hanger on your nose. And David needed to understand the 50-letter curse word his wife keeps using.

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    • April 20, 2019, at 7:10 AM PDT
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  4. Stad Thatcher

    Darn it, and I was in Germany myself yesterday. Sorry I missed the fun. Hehe . . .

    • #4
    • April 20, 2019, at 7:30 AM PDT
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  5. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue Post author

    Stad (View Comment):

    Darn it, and I was in Germany myself yesterday. Sorry I missed the fun. Hehe . . .

    Well, it’s still here. So are we.

     

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    • April 20, 2019, at 10:34 AM PDT
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  6. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA?

    David is from California and his wife is from Germany. They will live in one country for a couple years, then the other for a couple years.

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    • April 20, 2019, at 11:54 AM PDT
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  7. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue Post author

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA?

    David is from California and his wife is from Germany. They will live in one country for a couple years, then the other for a couple years.

    Beat me to it. 

     

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    • April 20, 2019, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  8. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue Post author

    Percival (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA? Am I having a blond moment? Interesting place to meet up – I look forward to learning about it – very cool that you all got to meet up and first meet on Ricochet! Being Easter weekend, what is Christianity like these days in Germany and that part of Europe?

    Hartmann is working on it.

    Well, the Holy Spirit is working on it and people like Ben Fitzgerald, Richard Aidoo, Walter Heidenreich, Markus Schneider, Johannes Hartl, Jean-Luc Trachsel and Mattheus van der Steen are part of it. 

    As for the state of Christianity in Europe, see my article in the Federalist from about this time last year: https://thefederalist.com/2018/03/23/reports-christianitys-death-europe-greatly-exaggerated/ 

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    • April 20, 2019, at 1:46 PM PDT
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  9. Percival Thatcher

    A link to the above.

    You are being used, Hartmann. Same as me. I am a precision instrument in the hands of the Spirit.

    “Precision” is a relative term.

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    • April 20, 2019, at 2:03 PM PDT
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  10. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Percival (View Comment):
    Precision” is a relative term.

    • #10
    • April 21, 2019, at 3:51 PM PDT
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  11. David Deeble Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA?

    Front seat cat – We divide our time between my wife’s native Germany and my native southern California. I’ll be be touring the U.S. this summer – maybe we can meet!

     

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    • April 22, 2019, at 2:18 AM PDT
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  12. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    David Deeble (View Comment):
    I’ll be be touring the U.S. this summer – maybe we can meet!

    I just looked at your schedule and it’s a little out of date, Dave. Maybe once you get the 2019 dates filled in you could put up a post. I’m sure there are a lot of us who would like to see one of your shows and meet you.

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    • April 22, 2019, at 5:20 AM PDT
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  13. Front Seat Cat Member

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Loved this story – First I thought David Deeble was the comedian who lived in CA?

    Front seat cat – We divide our time between my wife’s native Germany and my native southern California. I’ll be be touring the U.S. this summer – maybe we can meet!

    That sounds great! Hope the Germans have a better sense of humor than CA – you could probably get a good gig in The Ukraine right now…..

    • #13
    • April 22, 2019, at 10:28 AM PDT
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