Monday, November 11, 2013

This Week's Email

Hey Mom!

We had a little bit of a slower week in some ways here. On Monday, we met with the new family that just moved into the ward, the Auras family. They are really cool, and we talked with them about the Book of Mormon including the watching of a Mormon Message. There is a huge push in the mission to use media, so we have been doing something similar with a lot of members as well as on the street. 

On Tuesday, we spent a large amount of time taking fliers around to members for a Thanksgiving-ish activity at the end of the month. We later on had our weekly correlation with our ward mission leader, and after that we attended ward council. 

Wednesday consisted of heading to Neu-Isenburg to go by on some people to invite them to our bible circle, and then we headed back to Langen to an appointment with an old investigator that we are going to stop teaching, but she wasn´t home. In the evening, we had an appoinment with the Noacks, a member family, which went alright. 

On Thursday, we had to head to Dietzenbach so I could pick up the renewal of my visa, and then we contacted some old referrals we found. There is a referral manager that the church uses to refer people that were either talked to by missionaries in other areas, on temple square, or other things like that. We checked the referral pool from the last 10 years and there were 6 referrals that were never contacted, mostly out of 2009 and 2011, so we were excited about that. At the end of the night, we had English class with Bruder Schwarz. 

We went to Heidelberg on Friday for zone training, which was really good as always. We had an appointment with a les-active woman fall out when we got back to Langen, and there weren´t enough people at the bible class to even have it. There was an older sister who needed a blessing, so we went over there with a member to give her one.

We spent most of Saturday trying to contact all of the remaining referrals, which took a large amount of time due to the fact that half of them live in little cities all scattered within our area´s boundaries. Only one of them was home, and he wasn´t at all interested. 

Sunday was probably the best day of the week. We had church, and it was the primary program. There was a member who invited her friend to church for the third time, and for the third time she said she would come but didn´t show up, so that was a little disappointing. After church, we headed to the Hess home, a middle-aged couple in the ward. It was pretty fun. Sister Hess is from Poland and served a mission in Germany, and she knows a ton about the bible, so she saw it as her responsibility to teach us about the old temple in Jerusalem. Gary Hess is from America and he cooked up some enormous steaks for us. It was really good. He also gave us root beer, which you can´t get in Germany. It was a great appointment. 

Well, that is about it for the week. We get to go the temple this week on Saturday for sure. Our ward is having a temple trip, and Pr. Schwartz said that we could go, so we won´t have to change our email day from next Monday or anything. It will be really cool to go to the temple with the ward here. 

Anways, I hope you have a great week!

LG, Daniel

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