Monday, December 28, 2015

Germany Week 80

Dear Mum,

I figured that even though we talked a few days ago you'd appreciate an email, even if it's short, so here it is.

Christmas is great and I love it here in Germany. It really does give us a great time to focus on the Savior and what we can do for him. I think it's no coincidence that directly after that we have the time between the years (as they say in this area) where we have the opportunity to think about the new year and what we can do better and what not. It's a great time.

Love ya!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Germany Week 79

Dear Mom,

It's almost Christmas!!! Anyway, I'll hopefully be able to log onto Skype and talk to you then.

As for snow, it appears that Germany doesn't believe in snow. I'm pretty sure the entire time I've been here it's only snowed three or four times, and that was while I was in Bamberg. Right now it's actually pretty warm. It's currently 11C and the low is supposed to be 8C, and it's been almost this warm the entire week. Almost the entire month.

Anyway, my week was pretty good. The last bit of it a lot of the time was spent helping the Ward move the Fugals' to their new house. That was a party. But we got it all done and they now live in a nice little house instead of an apartment. We also had Zone Conference this week. Elder Johnson, who's in the Area Presidency came and that was way cool. We talked about a lot of things, but probably what I found the most important was just about how we need to be more like Christ, and how we can do that.

Well, see you Friday!
Love you more!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Germany week 78

Dear Mummzy,

Anyway, my week was pretty good. Like always I have no idea what happened at the beginning of the week. Oh wait, Sister Alves, the new Sister here showed up. But anyway, the best part of the week was certainly the end of it sowieso. On Saturday, we went to Wiesbaden to help out with the Baptism of an excommunicated member, who after years of waiting finally got rebaptized. That was super great and his testimony on Sunday was amazing.

Later on Saturday we were going out to talk to people and we had A little less time than we had planned. Therefore, we decided to do that last half of our plan and just skip the first part. Well, we had wanted to take a train to a Stadtteil of Mainz, but we just missed the train, so instead we took a bus. We weren't sure were the bus went in comparison with the train, so we just decided to take it to the end. As it turns out, no one was on the streets there, so we just walked in the direction of home for a bit, not seeing many people. Then as we were passing a bus stop Elder Frickey started talking to someone, who turned out to be Bruder W, a less active we've been trying to get a hold of for a month or two with no luck. So right there we made out a Termin and invited him to come to church, which he did! Yay!

Well, love you more!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Germany Week 77

Dear Mom, You're only setting up Christmas decorations now? I mean I know that it's the first Monday in December, but the first Advent was last Sunday! Weihnachtsmarkts have been open for over a week! Which as we all know, obviously means that Christmas is upon us.

We also know that Christmas is upon us because we had our Gemeinde Weihnachtsfeier on Saturday. That was great. They asked us missionaries to sing a few traditional English Christmas songs. Everyone loved it and we had Aaron film it for us, but I'm pretty sure the video is way too big to send over email, so you'll just have to wait five or so months to see it. I'm flat anyway, but it was still way fun. Bishop also did the story of Christmas from the Bible, but he randomly asked people to come up and act it out. It was beautiful.

Saturday was also transfer calls, but they did it a little differently this time, so instead of having one conference call and getting it over with they decided to call everyone individually. That made life very stressful because we were expecting me to get transferred because Elder Frickey and I have been together for three transfers now, but we had no idea when they were going to call. Well as it turns out, they never called, so we're probably staying together, but we still feel uncertain about it because we've had nothing to confirm that. So much stress.

Anyway, that's my life. Hope you have a great one this week.

Love you more!!!