My dearest Mummzy,
Well, most of Germany doesn't really celebrate Halloween, though it is getting bigger. Here in Mainz however, one of the three pillars of Karneval, the people here realize that it's just Karneval with a spookier twist, so it's a richtig party. We stopped by a store real quick on Saturday and two parts of it were full, the cash registers and the alcohol aisle. Oh Mainz. Also the appointment we had fell through because the guy remembered he needed to take his kids trick or treating. But, he said we can meet this week, so hopefully that works out. Schauen wir mal.
The rest of the week I feel was a testament to my saying that the harder I try, the more people say no. And then a random person walks up to me and asks me for a Book of Mormon. We did a lot of talking to people this week, and then on Saturday our appointment fell through so suddenly we had nothing to do. So we decided to go to Bad Kreuznach and work a bit in every stop along the way. We talked to a lot of people, some nice, some not, but no one actually interested enough to let us in or invite us back. It was a long day, but at the end, when we were already home the Elders in Wiesbaden called us and said they had a number for us for someone who actually lives in our area. Then on Sunday the Darmstadt elders did the same thing. Crazy crazy. We haven't gotten a hold of those people yet, so we'll see what happens, but still crazy.