Monday, January 26, 2015

Germany Week 32

Dear Mom,

This week was certainly more busy than last week. I indeed did regain my health and therewith I was able to go around and actually get to appointments and go out and contact and whatnot. Duisburg turns out to be a hip-happenin' place. We've got an investigator who should be getting baptized on the seventh of February and it really seems like he's going to make that happen. There's another family here that we met with, and we'll hopefully be able to set a baptisimal date with them this week, so that should be fun. They're way great and seem pretty excited about the gospel. The lesson we had with them was really spiritual and they definitely seem to feel the truthfulness of it, so I'm really excited for them.

Your week sounds pretty normal. I feel for you with the whole home teaching thing; talking to people is hard, but I believe in you! And I know that the Lord will always help us do what he asks of us. We actually have been teaching that to quite a few of our investigators lately, and I know that Nephi's promise applies to everyone, both investigators and you, and me.

Well, I'm really bad at writting emails, and really have nothing else to say, so I guess I'll just say Bye Now!

Love you more!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Germany Week 31

This week sure was an adventure. Duisburg seems like it's pretty great, though I haven't gotten to experience it too much yet because I arrived Wednesday evening, and was then pretty sick on Thursday. So we took it pretty easy for the next few days. We did meet some pretty cool people though and church yesterday was great. Hopefully this week will be better and I'll actually feel healthy enough to do more than just go to the pre-planned appointments. As for Elder Tolson, he's actually even "older" then I thought. He's actually going home at the end of this transfer, so that should be interesting.

Well, that was pretty much my week, hopefully next week I'll have more exciting things to say because I won't have been coughing with every word I tried to say to the people here.

You're dandy!
Love you more!!!
Elder Cloward

Monday, January 12, 2015

Germany Week 30

Dear Momma,

Nothing too crazy happened this week. Transfer calls were on Saturday though, and strangely enough I'm actually moving! Weird. I'm off to Duisburg, near the Border of The Netherlands. I still don't know exactly what to think of it. It's exciting to move on and go somewhere new, but I'll definitely miss Bamberg and all of the people here. Well, whatever I may feel I know that it's the Lord's will and it's for the best, for me and for the people I serve. I'll be serving there with Elder Tollson (I haven't ever seen his name, only heard it, so I'm not 100% sure that's how you spell it.) and I've heard he's a pretty cool missionary, and that he's pretty old on the mission.

The rest of the week wasn't too exciting. Thankfully it was pretty warm, though it was also a little rainy. I'm glad you had a good time at Stake Conference and at your movie. I hope you have a great week!

Love you more!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Germany week 29

Dear Mum,

My New Year's doesn't sound like it was nearly as exciting as yours. We did get woken up at midnight, because seemingly this entire side of town decided that the best place to set off fire works was in the parking lot next to our house. And of course they couldn't do it on the other side of the parking lot where there are no houses; no, they had to do it as close to our window as possible. So I got woken up, and couldn't go back to sleep, so I figured I'd go and watch the fire works, but I couldn't actually see any of them, just hear them, so I couldn't fall asleep. That was exciting. New Year's day was also interesting because basically no one was out, except for us, so there wasn't really anyone to contact, try as we might.

There were a few more people at church this week. We still weren't full, or even as full as we usually are, but we were able to have richtig church. We in fact even had a young man there, whom we helped move in last week, who three years ago was serving in Bamberg (It was his first area on his mission.). Now he's back and getting married to a girl who lives in the ward.

Wait, Jayden's eight? When in the world did he get that old? Crazy.

Well, nothing else too exciting happened this week. Maybe there will be something exciting to tell you next week. There should be because transfer calls are on Saturday, but let's face it, I'm just staying here.

Mach's gut!
Love you more!