Now they are standing in the Westfalen Stadium, embracing fellow brothers and sisters. There are many young people, among them young straight-backed men in suits. " 'It's Great' Andreas and Stefanie Georg, 33 and 34, are among those sitting on the rows of seats in the Westfalen Stadium. Both have been Jehovah's Witnesses since they were young. They offer strangers licorice and apple slices, spread out wool blankets against the cold and help old people up the stairs.
Like a faith-based dating manual, it includes tips on how to "get to know" the other person.
It's a blow to the parents but the enthusiasm of their younger children compensates for the one son's lack of faith. family has traveled to Germany's Ruhr region for what many Jehovah's Witnesses consider the high point of the year.
They arrive in caravans, bringing Tupperware, coolers, blankets and, most importantly, their Bibles.
Throughout the meeting, Bible passages are discussed at length and hymns are sung.
Every so often, there is an interview with a Jehovah's Witness.