Monday, December 28, 2015

Week 27 December 28th, 2015

What a week!!

It was so good talking to the fam!! Man that short hour felt like 5
minutes! I hope everyone had a special Christmas this year:)

I thought this week was going to go by slow for sure but I was wrong.
Way fast! To start the week off Elder Wirthlin and I saw the Berlin
Wall on Monday which was way sick. Literally touched history. We
wanted to go see the graffiti part of the wall but we ran out of time
looking for it. We found out where it is for next time though!

Tuesday was all stress. We left for the office around 12:30 on an RE
(type of train). Normally takes 45 minutes or so to get there. A
little bit into the ride I noticed my monatskarte was expired. The
ticket I need to ride all the trains for the month. Not good, not good
at all. Plus, I had 0 money for the rest of the month. They ALWAYS have
ticket checkers on the RE's and if you don't have a good ticket you
get a humongous fine. So we got off asap and had to take U-bahns
and S-bahns. This adds about an hour to the trip just to get there,
however, they never have ticket checkers so it's safe. We finally got
there and dropped off the stuff we needed to and left. Back to the
U-bahns and S-bahns. About 2 stops in A TICKET CHECKER STANDS UP and
announces for everyone to show their ticket. Here's the thing about
these guys ... Ticket checkers disguise themselves as normal riders so ya
just never know. Anyways I held out my ticket sweatin bullets
expecting a future fine and he looks at my ticket as he does everyone
else's ticket and says...... "Danke" WOO. I don't know if he was just
a bro or didn't see but I'm pretty sure I used up all my luck already
for 2016 so that's kinda sad. Anyway, we had a lesson with Michael
again which was good and committed him to church but he
didn't come! Second time he has showed us up:( but it's all good, we just 

need to keep up the hard work and anyway Sunday turned out being way good!

Wednesday was rad! We had district meeting Christmas style and made
lots of crepes. I had like 8 loaded with Nutella and cherries and whip
cream! Hah and here I am wondering how the heck all my pants are

Christmas Eve! Here in Germany everyone goes to church in the late
afternoon for an hour. That's when Santa comes while everyone is at
church. So we had our ward Christmas program which was... good... Some
people in the ward organized a singing part for a group of people
including me and it was so bad.... I started cracking up halfway
through the song because it was that bad. It was fun though. We tried
and that's all the matters:) After we had dinner at a members house
which was way good. Goose!

Christmas Day was awesome! Elder Wirthlin and I opened up our amazing
packages!! We actually weekly planned on Christmas day.... Then we went to 

my favorite German family, the Dessin's!! We ate more great food, opened presents,
and played lots of fun games, I'll attach a video or two. It was the
best. And of course Skyped!!

Germany has three days of Christmas so the 26th we had another eating
appointment with a member, Sabina and her two sons. After we ate we
played Monopoly!! I was pumped. I started slow and at one point I was
almost the first out of the game, but remained patient and composed.
People finally started landing on my hotels and before you knew it, 4
hours later,  Sister Kronwitter and I were the last ones standing, and
we had to stop cause the game would have gone on another 2 hours. All in
all though I think I really would have won so I was satisfied with
what everyone was calling a "tie". Something I could work on is taking
it easy on my competitiveness probably...

Anyways Sunday, and  most importantly, for the first time we had an investigator, 

Bruder Greb,and a less active come to church! Wooooo!!! First investigator since
Tina in Schwerin who was baptized, so I was way pumped! It's been a while!

Last but not least HAPPY NEW YEAR. I love the new year. Literally a
chance to start fresh. Make it the best year yet!!

Elder Noah Miller

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 26 December 21, 2015


In like 4 days! Pumped!! I've learned a lot of discipline on my
mission so far, especially this time of year when I get Christmas packages
that say I'm not suppose to open until Christmas Day... I've come
close a few times but I'm proud to say I've stayed true and have not
opened anything:)

Soo Tuesday was way cool and for 1 reason. We got Michael, our investigator,
to pray and he loves it! Says it helps with his meditation! HAH who would have
guessed that praying helps with things?? He even prayed for us at the
end of the lesson. He was so stubborn about it last week I was way

Wednesday not much to report, but we ate at Bruder Silva's. I kind of knew him
before but I didn't know how cool he was! Definitely one of my
favorites in the ward, the guys hilarious.

Thursday we went to Messa süd again to help with the refugees. The
entire zone went and we built a bunch of tables and chairs and stuff.
The pics are on Facebook, which reminds me! Everyone go follow or like
or whatever it is the "Deutschland Berlin Mission" page! Got some good
stuff coming:)

Saturday was way fun! We went Christmas caroling with the zone at a
weihnacthsmarkt and gave out presents (wrapped Books of Mormon).

Well that's the highlights for the week. Nothing too crazy other than
the occasional drunk German getting in our faces. Elder Wirthlin and I
can count on that at least once a week. This week it was a lady and
she kept ramming her walker into me while waiting at a bus stop so
that was heavenly. I won't repeat all the fun stuff she said.

I miss you all so much. I hope everyone has the best Christmas! Frohe

Er ist das Geshenk,

Elder Miller

Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 25 December 14, 2005


I hope everyone had a great week! It's been a good time so far in
Deutschland with my new comp Elder Wirthlin. I've kinda had to take over
here in Spandau this week and really lead him and show him where
everything is and who everyone is, which is a first for me. He is a WORKER.
This kid... Machine. He is from Mapleton Utah. Speaks really good
German so my German has been picking up quick too since he moved in

Tuesday: Super hectic transfers. I'm pretty sure we were at Banhof for
most of the day. We had a lesson with Michael later that night and it
went okay. He doesn't like to pray though, he likes to meditate and
he's pretty sold on only meditating. We are trying to convince him he can
do both but he insists not. Stubborn Germans.

Wednesday: Finding. All. day. Caught a sick Nigerian family though and
we're gonna make an appointment with them this week!

Thursday: Had a lesson with the Mantilla family which went well! After
we did some work in the area book and went by some people in there - no
luck though.

Friday: More finding.

Saturday: Zone training meeting which is always a good time! After a bunch
of missionaries went to a really good burrito place, I love
missionaries especially when we all mob together:) After some
fantastic burritos we had to get back for our ward Christmas party
which of course was some high quality fun.

Anddddd that's about it. Kind of a tough week this week but I'm only
looking up! We will continue to find! We will continue to teach! We
will continue to look for those who are ready and prepared to receive
the ultimate happiness of the gospel, until our feet fall off, which
could be soon at this rate.

Mosiah 4:15 But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and
soberness; Ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one

God is love, love is service and service is happiness. It flows. My
testimony of service has seriously grown so much on my mission. Doing
things for other people brings so much feel good.

That's about it. Shout out to my girl Holly who's no longer a teenager
anymore! Where the heck does time go. PS WILL EVERYONE PLEASE SEND ME

Make it a good week!

Bis nächste Woche,

Elder Miller

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 24 December, 7th 2015

Dear family and friends,

It's been a sad past couple of days here in Spandau. We got transfer
calls on Saturday and found out Elder Glissmeyer will be leaving me:(
I am honestly so sad. I love that kid and we got along so well. Not
only that, but we had to say goodbye to our beloved sister Walker as
well. Home, back to the real world! 2 pieces of me just GONE! Not even
in my zone anymore. We said our goodbyes, gave our hugs, and tears were
shed. I will never forget this past transfer. So much fun.

That being said, I can't dwell on it and I'm excited for my new
companion. I will meet him tomorrow. His name is Elder Wirthlin and
that's all I know.

Today has been really busy so sorry not much time. I'm so grateful for
all of you! I hope everyone is enjoying some sick Christmas
activities! Remember the true meaning!

Christ lives:)

Elder Miller