Monday, September 28, 2015

Week 14 September 28th, 2015

Hello my family and friends! 

   Oh what a week it has been. I came to Berlin on Tuesday expecting to only stay a day or two but I am still here hahaha. And it looks like I'll be here a little while longer but I'm not complaining because Berlin is incredible! We're trying to figure out what is wrong with me!! I've stayed at the mission home all week. My president and his family has seriously become a second family to me here. They have been with me every step of the way. It has not been easy being sick so it's a good thing I'm tough;) 
   This morning I went with doctor Ryser to another doctor and I got more blood drawn. Flashback to the MTC! They couldn't hit a vein in one of my arms so they had to do it again.... And I was as good as gone after that. Out COLD. I passed out. Don't remember much but I woke up with a pillow and blanket and my feet were up on a chair. I thought I was in a spa. I had a couple nurses with me. One was rubbing my head and another was rubbing my arm - they were so nice. After laying down for a while, I got back up and now I'm hanging out at the mission home. Anni and I are about to play some go-fish so I gotta go! 
   I love you all. I really really do. Thank you to everyone, especially those for the loving messages that they have sent to me - you know who you are:) I'm in a good place right now with the best people. So do not worry about me:) 

James 1:3-4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

We can't get mad if things don't work out the way want them to right away. We have to trust that everything will work out the way it should in the end, and that's exactly what will happen. I know it may be so hard to wait, but patience is the best trait - it really is! I get so pumped when I think of Heavenly Father's plan for me and you should too!! I could just smash my keyboa
ksjwowdndnsnwwjejch isowkdncnj imdjdksendbc ahhhh!!!! God is good! 


Elder Noah William Miller

Monday, September 21, 2015

WEEK 13 SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Friends and family,

This week has been really really hard, but I know it's not all for nothing. I know Heavenly Father has a plan. Thank you for all the prayers for my family and I, I can feel them and it means more to me than you know. I hope everyone has the best week this week. 

I love you all so much. 

Elder Miller 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 12 September 14th, 2015

Guten Tag:)

I hope everyone had a great week this past week! Honestly I felt like this entire week didn't exist - it just flew by! Unfortunately I spent some time at the doctors but it's all good cause the doctors here aren't Mormon, so you best believe I take advantage of that:) 

Tuesday: Doctors. They examined my head and decided I needed a cat scan or mrt scan or something scan. So we scheduled for that and then the rest of the day was just kind of a blur. I don't really remember what happened.  

Wednesday: District meeting! After that I went on an exchange to Rostock with Elder Barton.  We spent the evening just knocking on doors and we met some really nice people but they didn't really want to hear our message. I love Rostock, but it's always just so dang cold and the apartment there never has any food besides tuna so I pretty much just starve for the night every time I go on exchange there. 

Thursday: We helped a member set up his kitchen. It's so weird, in Germany when you move, you take your entire kitchen with you. They take the cabinet doors off the hinges, they rip the sink out, take out the oven, the whole 9 yards. Honestly ridiculous but I'm pretty much a handy man now so it's all good. That afternoon we drove back to Schwerin in time for my head scan. It was awful, she had to put a needle in my arm during the entire scan! At the beginning when she first put it in, I thought a fly landed on my arm or something so I looked down but no fly, just lots of arm blood splattered and I freaked out a little bit. I might have let out a little sigh/scream/whimper... Idk the nurse just said "All ist gut Elda Milla All ist gut!!" because German's can't say their R's. Anyway, I have another appointment tomorrow so hopefully they will be able to tell what's wrong with me.

Friday: Normal Friday. Had a good English class. We do weekly planning on Fridays so we made new goals for our investigators and planned what we are going to do next with them. 

Saturday: We went to Dellingsdorf which is about 2 hours west, for a zone meeting. We talked about getting new members to the temple and family history work. We drive on the autobahn to get there and that's always frightening because Germans can't drive as it is and now all of them are going 120mph. We were suppose to have a lesson with Enrico but we had to move it to Sunday. 

Sunday: Kirche of course. While waiting for Enrico in the middle of the city this guy who was absolutely wasted came up to me and got all up in my face. He smelt so bad and honestly I was a little scared. He didn't say a word. He just stared at me really close a for solid 10 long seconds. I couldn't help it, all of a sudden I just busted out laughing, which made me even more scared because I thought he was gonna hit me. He eventually left and made his way over to start a conversation with a statue near by.  Anyway, later finally our first lesson with Enrico! He is seriously the coolest dude, and a super nice guy. He was asking questions on questions on questions and he liked all the answers we gave him. I can totally see him getting dunked in the near future:)

2NE 2:24 But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. 
You are not alone, he knows what's going on. trust his plan:) 

Elder Miller 

Monday, September 7, 2015



     It was a very very cold and windy week here in Deutschland with lots of rain! I knew it was going to be cold but I didn't know this early! I've already busted out my winter clothes and it's barely September. I'm scared for winter!
     Anyway, unfortunately not much this week. It was weird, I felt like we were so so busy but not much got done. We had training in Berlin which was good. What's even better was they made tacos for lunch...Tears of joy for tacos! I didn't know they had those here, apparently it's rare, and only in certain stores. It was good to see all my buds from the MTC again too.
     As far as our investigators, Jannick is still solid, we just can't get it through his head why he must be baptized. We've shared every scripture and have stated every reason why it's important but he still
doesn't understand. We're a little lost with what to do with him. Lee is ready and willing but only wants to be baptized with his friend Josh. Josh was ready, but now the problem is, he says our church has too many rules and doesn't know anymore. Ay Yai Yaiii!
     Beyond all that, somethink really cool happened on Sunday. I would call it a miracle cause this doesn't just happen. A man named Enrico walked in and Elder Hein and I saw him and we went up and talked to him. He said he had driven by the other day and was curious so he called, found out what time church started, and ended up staying the entire 3 hours! We asked him if he wanted to learn more and take lessons but he said he didn't know and he would have to check his work schedule. We were kinda bummed cause we thought he wouldn't call back for sure but he did! He seems super interested. I'm pumped for him!
     Each week I find myself getting more accustomed to the culture here in Germany. The language is coming and my faith is growing.

     I love you all so much! Keep up the grind! Shout out to all my Devils and Cougs who started school this week :)

Elder Miller


Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Hi family:)

     I can't believe I've been in Germany for a month! Everything about this week was pretty solid. Even the language. But German is so hard. Sometimes I just wanna cry. People who went on missions always said "yeah ya know the first few months are hard learning a language!" And I would just brush it off and say to myself ehh.. it won't be that bad. Ohhh was I wrong and ohh is it bad. You really don't understand how hard it is until you live it. It's rough. That being said, looking back a month ago to now, I have learned so much. I may not be fluent yet ;) but it's actually really cool that I can communicate and get by with people here. Even if it is just a little bit. I can understand a lot, the hard part is speaking the correct grammar. It's weird, I can't think and translate the word order to how I would say it in English first otherwise it doesn't make sense. I have to talk like Yoda when I speak German. Example: Ich habe mein Mission in Deutschland gedient = I served my mission in Germany. But the exact English translation is: I my mission in Germany served. Total freakin Yoda status. 
    Anyways! Tuesday we traveled to Berlin because Elder Hein and I had interviews with President Fingerle just to see how we are doing so far. That took all day and we got back late so nothing much happened other than that. 
     Wednesday we had a district meeting. We have 6 Elders in our district. Just Elder Hein and I are here in Schwerin and then 4 other missionaries are north in Rostock. After our meeting we had an exchange so I packed a bag and went up to Rostock for the day and night with Elder Spencer. It was a lot of fun. It's a cool city and it's the area in the Berlin mission with the ocean! During my exchange we had an appointment with a girl named Olivia who is 17 and her mom Hyemi. They are Chinese or Japanese - I can't tell which. Anyway, Olivia doesn't know if she believes in God or not and Hyemi is Christian. We killed it with Olivia - she is reading all of her assignments and praying because she wants to know if God is there, but Hyemi is a little bit more difficult. She is pretty content with how things are for her right now so as far as she goes, it just means we are going to have to work extra hard!
     Thursday we drove back down to Schwerin and I was back with Elder Hein. We had English class again which I still love. I'll try and include a funny video I got. We had them practice having a conversation and at the end Dieter (a guy who comes to English class) stops for a second, looks at his notes, looks up and says "to shake!" He wanted to end it and shake the other guys hand - it was so funny!
     Friday ohhh Meine Gute.. We started out with a service project. I don't really know how to explain it, but we spread rocks in a members yard. There was a huuuggee pile of rocks that Elder Hein and I had to shovel into our wheelbarrows, take it about 50 yards, dump it, spread it and then head back to the pile and do the exact same thing. Now I don't know if any of you have tried to shovel rocks before but it is So. Hard. We did that from about 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Still can't feel my arms. We went back to the apartment, showered up and then went to go do some finding. I decided I needed to step it up a bit and take the lead and try to stop people on the street this time because Elder Hein has been doing it the past month! I gave it a shot! The first couple people didn't stop for me but the third time is a charm! My man who came to be known as Miguel from Mexico City stopped and wants to hear more from us:) He's the nicest guy. A little later we stopped another guy. We think he is in the Armenian mob because he said some strange stuff and had some interesting stories. He has 3 phones and has to change their numbers every month which was a little scary at first but then he's like "ohh man yeah I know you guys, you guys are the Mormons. I love the Mormons!!" So that was good. All of a sudden it started to downpour. We got absolutely drenched and it was cold. 
    Saturday not much to report on. We played our usual soccer and some new guys came. They were big and they were hairy and they were pretty good actually. They were from Afghanistan and all super nice. That's really common here. I've met a lot of people from the Middle East as immigrants because their villages were invaded by Isis or another group and Germany takes them in. 
    Sunday,  church was good. We had dinner at the Nuendorg's who are currently remodeling their mansion. It is gigantic. The only bad thing is they live in the middle of nowhere so it takes a long time to get there and get back. 
    With all that, I think this week was one of the more enjoyable weeks of my mission. Sometimes I look back and I get a little mad at myself, I feel like I was kind of a punk back home. Nothing big, just a little ungrateful and I took a lot of things for granted. Don't be or do either of those things! Count your many blessings:) I want to leave a quote with you all that my roommate Will, back in Hawaii, wrote me when I was having a little bit of a hard time.

 "God doesn't care nearly as much about where you have been as he does about where you are and, with his help where you are willing to go." -Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Miller 

PS: Please keep my friend Kade in your prayers! I played soccer with Kade at BYU-Hawaii and he is currently serving a mission in Thailand but he got hurt and he has no recollection of the past 7 months. Thank you!