Holly and I have made it home from Europe, and as promised, prepare yourself for a barrage of posts about our time there. 🙂  We had a wonderful time, as usual, and have lots of stories to tell.

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never spoken much about the city we’ve been going to in Poland for the last 3 Summers.  I’ve introduced you to the missionaries we’ve partnered with, I’ve given you a taste for what we do there, and I’ve introduced you to some of the people we’ve met along the way (here and here)… but never spoken just about the city itself.  Well, I thought I’d fix that and spend a couple of weeks showing you the city we’ve become so fond of.

Szczecin, Poland is probably not a city you’ve heard of, or at least I hadn’t until we met the Ozannes. Like many places in Poland, Szczecin has a hard history, but has emerged as a beautiful and thriving metropolis. It is roughly the same size as Knoxville (bigger in land mass but smaller in overall population), and has a river that flows through it that brings a lot of life to the city.

Like Knoxville, Szczecin may never make any “have to see before you die” lists, but also like Knoxville, it is a place I feel drawn to. In both cities I have relationships that I feel will be life long, and in both cities I feel like I have purpose.

It’ll be interesting to see where this all goes.

–Dan Thompson

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