Day 14 – See You Soon!

Sunday was the last day we had all together as a group. Most of the Germans had to leave this afternoon because on Monday their classes will continue. The Indians had to take the plane on Monday morning, so there was still some time left.

On Sunday morning we attended the big ending service of the church day, which took place in the Signal Iduna Park. The home stadium of Borussia Dortmund. It is also the biggist football stadium of Germany and fits over 80.000 people. At the service not all seats were occupied but still quite a lot and therefore the biggest service I have ever been to. It was quite an experience for all of us and additionally it was very hot and sunny on that day.

Oure seats at the Signal Iduna Park
The preaching pastor in the middle of the field

After the service we were very lucky to get home quick because over 30.000 people wanted to get home and take the train. But we managed it somehow and didn’t even lost one of us!

Back at the ESG we made ourselves lunch. And we had a great time together at this last lunch – for the time being. In the afternoon we had time to pack our bags and to write some notes. Everyone of us got an envelope with his or her name on it and everyone wrote a little note to each person, which he or she put into that respective envelope. So we had some loving words we could read while missing the great times we had on this exchange and traveling together.

In the end the time came and one by one we had to leave to get our trains back home. The goodby was really sad and a lot of tears were shed but at least is was not a “goodby” but a “see you soon in India” when we will visit them. Still, feeling very heavy hearted, we took our busses and trains back into our regular day-to-day routines. But with a big bag of wonderful memories!

Only Jojo, Annette and Michael stayed with the group until Monday, so they had a tasty dinner in the garden of the ESG Dortmund.

Indian-style dinner on Sunday evening

See you all soon in India!
We will all miss you and the wonderful times we had together. They will alway stay with us as well as the friendship that connects us, no matter what will come.

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