|We got area mustache glasses for |
us and our Ward mission leader.
|The train ride home from Gemiko|
|Our ward mission leader fits right in...|
|We had a massive flash flood, and |
got completely drenched.
Well, I am officially training! Looks like mom already did her creepy Facebook stalking, but my little golden is awesome. She actually reminds me a lot of Chelsea, my roommate from college, so it is awesome. She is a great missionary, and I think that we will have a really good time together. I love her German too. It makes me realize how much I have learned. After I got her, it was like someone turned on a light switch, and I suddenly understood German not perfectly, but a heck of a lot more than I did before. And I am able to speak it a lot better too. So that is really exciting!
|Completely soaked from the storm...|
|We were completely soaked, so we |
had to wear the elders nice huge
clothes during FHE that night. All
of the members laughed at us.
|My group with all of the new missionaries|
This week was absolutely crazy. I can’t even believe that I was with Sister Busath at the beginning of this week. On Monday, it was a beautiful day. We went shopping for P-Day, and all of a sudden, we walk out of a store, and it was just pouring rain. We had no umbrellas or anything, and so we just had to walk through the rain for the rest of the day. We didn’t have time to go home and change and get stuff, so we all ran to the church, and we ran to the bathrooms and started squeezing out our drenched clothing. Luckily the elders live right above the church, so they brought us dry clothes, but we got to wear t-shirts and basketball shorts during Family Home Evening that night. All of the members laughed at us, but it was okay. Probably my only time on the mission that I am allowed to give a spiritual thought in a t-shirt. That night, we did the “soap and pepper and watch” object lesson to represent the atonement making us clean, and our crazy member got up and drank it mid-thought. All in all, quite the evening.
|Here's my friends from my MTC group |
that are all training with me this transfer!
Then, the buses weren’t going, and so we had to walk home another 20 minutes in the down poor, arriving home only to find that our basement was filled mid thigh with water, and people were out with buckets, trying to dish it into the street. So we got to stay up late helping with that. Now, we still have no hot water in the building. But luckily the washer works again. All in all, completely crazy. Münster was completely flooded within a few hours!
|Sister Heywood....my new companion|
The next day, we met with a couple of members for Sister Busath to say goodbye too. It was really sad for her, because she has been here for 8 months, but she handled it better than I thought. I was impressed. After that, we packed up, and on Wednesday Morning, we were gone. I rode a train down the Frankfurt with Sister McMurray (she’s training too!) and a few other trainers, and we had to go to a couple of meetings for trainers and everything. Thursday, we got paired with our goldens! It was nerve wrecking, but I got Sister Heywood, who is really great. She’s super cute and happy, is 19 years old, and from Texas. She is just ready to go work. She has a ton of good ideas, so it will be great for here in Münster. I got really lucky!
|My old companion and |
my new companion
|Sister Heywood and our |
I'm so excited!
Then Saturday, we went down to Hamm to help the Elders out there. They have an investigator that is a little crazy and were getting a little too attached to the elders in a non-missionary way, so they called our President and he said that we should start teaching her... well thanks, Elders! It was the most awkward appointment of my life. She was mad at the elders at the beginning for something that happened last time, and then she started randomly crying, and just weird stuff. It was just a weird appointment. We made out an appointment with her this week, but then apparently she told the elders yesterday at church that if they weren’t teaching her, she didn’t want to be taught, so, it looks like she will be taking a little break for a while.
|What a great day for Michelle|
Yesterday, we rode up to Dortmund and got a mini missionary! She is 17 years old and lives in Bocum, part of the Herne ward. She is super cute. Its going to be intense having a native German with someone that speaks barely any, but it has run smoothly so far. She is super relaxed and happy, and willing to help us both with our German. I was super stressed about this week, but I think it will be pretty good. And then after this, it will be like smooth sailing!
Also, our investigator, Aiyanna, and Anna were at EFY this week, and absolutely loved it. I am super excited! Cool things. As I am writing this, her mom just texted us and said that it is official. Aiyanna wants to get baptized as quickly as possible. I am freuing myself right now!
Oh man. Also, Dad, I am going to want to visit all of the places that I have served for sure, and a cool other sights in Germany. Don’t know where yet for sure. But we should either go to Nürnberg or Heidelberg for the Christmas markets.
I love you all! Have a great week.
Well, love you all. Have a great week!