Of course the service was in Norwegian, but I could understand a good chunk of it. It only became difficult when the pastor read scripture because I don't know a lot of those "big bible words" in Norwegian.
Figuring out differences of the dialect can also be a challenge. Things will be pronounced or spelled differently, but most often it is similar enough that one can figure it out. Listening to the people singing the hymns was a very helpful and a forgiving way to learn pronunciations by hearing and practice saying the words. Though it was not the kind of church or service I'd attend in Tacoma, I think I will keep going. Even if I don't understand everything being said all the time there is still a sense of community and oneness that breaks through the language barrier.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Now that more things are starting to happen I will be posting more! Much love to you all!