crazy announcement- this morning, whilst i was enjoying the fresh
morning chill, twas a SNOWFLAKE that did gently caress my face as it
drifted slowly earthward bound. WHAT?!? I remember last time it snowed
here. it was march and it was freezing. Now it seems as if i have liveed
through a spring, summer, and now we are back to fall/winter. oh snap.
This week was an excitingly fast one if i do say so. Let me tell
yall a tale of how we managed to do 1000000000 service projects in one
So, last monday, in the evening, we waited at the church
for Andreas (the one with the baptismal date) for the first of MANY
falled out appointments. Lets just get that out of the way now, and say
that MANY lessons with him fell out this week, which really hindered his
progress. Anyways, Bruder Bauer came and picked us up and we went and
visited a few elderly sisters in the ward. Funny story- one lady- Sister
Bauer (not related to Bruder Bauer)- when we got there, she didnt
answer her door, so i called her. As I talked to her, she told me "es
geht nicht, ich bin schon ausgezogen!"- which translated means "it
doesnt work, im moved out!" so i turn to bruder bauer in confusion and
say "she doesnt live her anymore! she moved!". Bruder Bauer got REALLY
confused because she is about 90 and blind, so he couldnt imagine that
she had moved anywhere. Well, turns out i made a few translation errors.
"ausgezogen" CAN mean moved out, but it ALSO means "changed into
pajamas"- so silly me confused the two definitions. Bruder Bauer had a
good laugh. Silly German double meanings.
we had distrikt meeting, and then German class with Bruder Korherr
again- i got an "F" on my homework for having 9 mistakes in my grammar
(mostly punctuation). i surely forgot how much i hate being in school!
That night though, we had an awesome ward council where we talked about
missionary work, and Bruder Hirschmann had some way cool ideas that we
are going to try out soon. We also recieved a huge box of Zwetschkin
(plums)- and elder Herzog and i almost ate the whole box... they are
quite effective, i must say.
That night we took some cookies to a less active sister who just
had surgery- she is from Burkina Fasso- shes black and SUPER cool!
morning Elder Herzog and i had an exchange so he was my companion for
the day! We started off with our first service project of the week- with
Bruder Seitz down in his garden. We had to hurry really fast, because
we had a really busy day- or so we thought. The other two went to do
ANOTHER project- we had 5 lessons planned... only 2 actually went
through. BUT one that worked out was with Wolfgang! we taught him about
the Tithing at the schildböcks home! It was PERFECT! They gave great
testimony of the blessings they recieved from tithing, and he accepted
it just fine. He is really big on stuff in the Bible, so when we showed
him the bible verses, he told accepted it. super cool!
we went back to Seitz to finish the service project we started the day
before- moving wood piles from his garden to his house. There was quite a
lot of wood. We spent the rest of the day doing planning (oh and
another falled out appointment with Andreas :( )
we did ANOTHER huge service project with Sister Brunnsteiner- we helped
these guys build a balcony on the back of her house! We ended up having
an awesome gospel discussion with them. super cool! In the evening we
had Deustch again with Korherr- it was his birthday, so we sang for him.
That night we taught Wolfgang again- we told him we had finished all
the lessons, and invited him to be baptised again- he turned us down. it
was a little dissappointing, but he wants to keep meeting for sure- he
just hasnt got his answer yet.
was the missionwide cleaning day, so we had to stay inside all day and
clean the apartment, and it definitely took the whole day. that place
was gross. Cool story though- bruder bauer (who was with us at the
lesson with wolfgang the day before) called and just asked how we were
doing, because he knew we were a little sad about the lesson. I told we
were ok- MAN he is like my best friend! I love that guy. im gonna miss
Church was way cool, and so was lunch with hirschmanns- nuff said i think.