Friday, May 2nd, we attended the wedding reception in Braunschweig for Markus Quast and Katja Rucker. We first became acquainted with Markus on January 19th, 2007, the day after we arrived in Kiel. He had been inactive in the church for a few years, but wanted to come back. For the next few months we spent many hours talking and praying together. He gradually came back into full activity, met a young woman from Braunschweig, and moved there to be close to her. They were married in the Frankfurt Temple on May 1st, 2008.
Braunschweig is a beautiful old city with lots of charm in the old town. We also made a side trip to Wolfenbüttel to visit the famous Herzog-August library there. The main attraction is the 12th Century Helmarshausen Gospel, said to be the most valuable book in the world.