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Experiences at the Polish branch
How has going to church been different or the same while you've been in Europe?
"The gospel is the same! There is a small branch which brings a crowd of new visitors every week, translation happens on the spot at the pulpit by one of the missionaries, and there is a different language, but we sing the same songs. It's a very cool experience."
What are the members like?
"They don't all speak English, but most do. They members are kind and welcoming. They might be few but they are mighty!"
Get to know the members when you visit. Just like Alena said, they are mighty and can strengthen your faith as you get to know them. It's also a good motivator to learn Polish phrases while you're there, they'll love speaking to you.
What has your overall experience been going to church in Poland?
"I love attending church in Poland. You take an elevator up and it’s very small. The members are wonderful and welcoming. There are only a few but the rest of the chairs are often filled with visitors from all over.
My favorite part is singing the hymns. It’s sort of like a guessing game each time. You have to listen to the keys of the piano play the intro then decipher what the tune might be. By the time you figure it out you may have missed a verse or two but when you sing in English along with the Polish it makes your heart so happy. I’ve never experienced such a feeling. It’s neat to sing the same song but in different languages. Same song. Same message. Different language."
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