Well. Hate to say it, but another week has flown by. Adventures for this week are included (but not limited to): Zone Training, finding new investigators, calling lots of people, teaching lessons, getting lost, playing frisbee, getting soaking wet (practically everyday), cleaning our apartment (still in progress), giving a talk, teaching primary, and loving every second in the service of the Lord.
To highlight some things:
The Fomenko family. Mom is a new convert, the kids are investigating the church and as we were teaching and meeting with them this week. I was dumbstruck. These kids KNOW the gospel. They were teaching us about the creation, about who God is and what we need to do in order to live with God again. Richard, the eleven year old, pulled out his Book of Mormon - with loads of sticky notes and marked verses and shared with us his favorite scriptures. It was amazing!
München 3. How to describe the amazing little ward in which I now serve :) There are about 60 active members I do believe, about 10 children in primary this week (but, loads are on vacation at the moment) and they're just stalwart. They have such strong testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ, and have been so welcoming to Sister Smith and I as we've come in with.. well not a huge clue as to what we've got going here but, with HUGE desires to work like crazy!
I'm working with one of the greatest Sister missionaries, SISTER SMITH! We've had such an incredibly unified week as we've studied, worked, taught, found, and planned together. Seriously, it is such a privilege to be working with such a capable Sister and I have learned so much from her this week. Zum Beispiel: how to make delicious meals with our leftovers, the Christ-like Attribute of Diligence, and just enjoying how beautiful every little thing we experience is. She's so grateful for all the miracles that happen and things that have seemed a little normal to me - she stops and enjoys the gift! I'm so grateful to be working with her!
We've been finding lots of new people, calling lots of old people (from old records), and just doing our best to work with the ward. We've got a small ward here in Munich 3 but, they're really solid.
Zum Beispiel, The Kopischke's super hilarious young family with three little kids. 1, 3, and 4. Two boys and the littlest is the girl. They're super spunky and sarcastic and ready to work! Schwester Kopischke is the RS President and so we've been able to meet with her a few times and really get it all set out - how we can work WITH the ward to accomplish the goals THEY want to achieve. Because that's really our job as missionaries to accomplish what the ward has decided is important, in the way the Lord has prescribed.
Thanks for all the love and support ya'll give to me! I really don't know what I would do without such a an incredible family and friend group cheering me on! You are amazing! Don't you ever forget it!