Herrnhut, Germany has an interesting history, especially if you are a student of church history (I am). A local politician known as Count Zinzendorf gave refuge to some people fleeing prosecution after the execution of John Hus. Those people formed what became the town of Herrnhut!
They called themselves the Moravians and they lived by their religious standards the best they could. They were really big on piety of the soul. This would actually lead to problems later with self-degrading themselves. At one point, it was they just were “worms.”
Today, the town is home to several churches and a few thousand Morivians. In fact, I was there to be part of some meetings with YWAM Herrnhut, a missionary group based out of Kona, Hawaii.
History of Herrnhut, Germany
In 1727, the Morivians started a prayer meetings that went for over a century! They were committed to praying for the souls of the world. They placed prayer as the core of all spiritual life.
They also were very committed to going from Herrnhut to the world. Much of the Eastern United States first heard the gospel because of the Morivians. In fact, John Wesley had a spiritual encounter at their hands.
Another cool fact is they went to Jamaica to evangelize. In less than a year, one third of the population were Christians and were baptized in the ocean.
The dissection of today’s image
These are are older images from my mission trip to Herrnhut back in 2003 so I do not really remember how I took them. I do know it was with a Nikon D90. I do remember that much. I am sorry that I can’t tell you much more about the shooting of them.
I was on my server and found the images and thought it would be a cool blog to talk about the trip to this small but interesting town.
Again, sorry about the lack of editing information. Can you forgive me? 🙂