Monday, June 20, 2016

Week 52! June 20th, 2016


Just another good week up here in the North! Kind of. We had 6
appointments with investigators this week, all of which fell out:))))
Typisch Deutschland but it's all good. Elder Spangenberg and I are
still having fun regardless! The European Meisterschaft is going on
right now and it's pretty big. I forget what the tournament is called
in English but it's the one in France. Are people watching that in
America? It's everywhere you go. They have a big tv in the mall that
streams the games live so Elder S. and I try to find an excuse to go
in there just about as much as possible to catch little glimpses;)

Tuesday we had had Zone Training Meeting and we had interviews with
Pres. I got to see my old pal Gliss which was fantassticc. I called on
him during our lesson to read a couple verses in D&C and he read the
wrong ones😂 Zone had a good laugh at that. For our interviews
President had us fill out obedience papers.. There was a list of rules
and we had to mark that we followed them, or that we didn't. I was
pretty solid. But one of my "no's" was "effectively planning every
day”.  When I come home at 9pm I'm exhausted. I have 0 motivation to plan
so I need to work on that. And Pres pretty much talked to me about
that for 30 minutes.. Kinda bummed afterwards that that was the main
focus of our interview but what can you do.

Wednesday after our fallen out appointment we went to the Mattiesens
and had an awesome lunch like normal. Sister Mattiesen was walking
through the hall and noticed a couple bugs and she started freaking
out. MAGGOTS. They were falling from a light in the roof!! All the men
in the house stood a fair distance away while sister Mattiesen got a
ladder and tried to solve the problem hahah it was hilarious. On our
way home we stopped at this farm place where 
we had seen a bunch of cows at the fence on our way to the 
appointment. I wanted to see if I
could get them to come back so I just started yelling at the cows
about 200 yards away. The next thing I know they are hauling across
the field running towards me! I got pics to prove it - it was awesome!

Thursday we did a bit of finding. Elder Spangenberg told me to get
some inspiration and pick which neighborhood we should door. So I did
my best to get some inspiration and picked! We left at 6:00 when the
best time to door here is and started going at it! To make a long
story short I'm making Elder Spangenberg get the inspiration next
time. But it's not all bad, earlier that day we were walking down the
road and a lady stops her car and yells "Hey Elders come here!" So we
ran over, she hands us 20 euro and says go get a nice dinner tonight!"
What?! Turns out she is a member from Pennsylvania here visiting her
sister. So after that, honestly, nothing could ruin our day. We went on
a nice Indian food date later that night:)

Feeerrrriidayyy we had an eating appointment with Familie Krienke.
They live clear way out in the middle of Texas and the bus only gets
you half way there. Then it's about a 5km walk:))) I actually really
enjoyed it, it was gorgeous. Then yep, you guessed it, with about a
mile left I felt a nice cool little rain drop on the tip of my nose. I
looked back, saw the dark clouds, heard the thunder and just
immediately started laughing because I knew we were about to get
wrecked. Not a thing we could to about it in the middle of the country
so we showed up about a half hour later to the appointment looking
like we were fresh out of the shower:) Sister Krienke was devastated
and got us all dry clothes hahah but I kid you not, the
food that she made us was the best food that I have had
since I have been on my mission so far so it was
way worth it.

Saturday a couple more appointments fell out so we went by some
members. Did a little finding. Nothing too crazy.

It's crazy that so many of my homies are just about done with the
mish. I'm so proud!  It's way weird. That just means time is ticking
and ticking quick! I'll see y'all shortly in a quick 10:)

Dad happy Fathers Day and Birthday, I hope you had the best week. You
deserve it! Thank you for all you have done for me and continue to do
for me. You are the best example of service and hard work. Anyone who
knows you a little bit can attest to that. I'll be lucky if I can
become half the Dad that you are! I love you!

I hope everyone is having an awesome last summer without me! It seems
like the weddings have slowed down just a tad within the last month!
Either that, or nobody's shooting your boy deets anymore.. Hopefully
the first one.. Good, just wait till I get home:)

Love you🇧🇪❤️🇺🇸
Bis spääätterrr


1)me having good time before rain
2)Me still having good time in rain