Thanks for the birthday wishes! And you don´t have to worry
birthday package not getting to me, I will spend my last 5 weeks
in Hagen with Elder Moore.
It sounds like it was an eventful week
at home. I hope Dad´s shoulder is ok.
Well, I have a restricted amount of
time to write my emails, so this
will probably be a little shorter, but we
will see how fast I can
type. We have to catch a bus in a little while to an
This week was pretty good in spite of some appointments that
On Monday, we had a pretty typical Pday followed by a member lesson
Lüdenscheid. It was a pretty average Monday.
Tuesday was our
district meeting plus a little bit of finding, all
topped off with our
English class. Also an average day.
We had to deep clean our apartment on
Wednesday due to the cleaning
check we had the next day, and that took a
little chunk of time. Later
in the evening, we had another member
appointment, this time in
Herdecke, another city in our area.
Thursday, after our cleaning check, we did some street contacting
for a while
and then went to help a member with his home teaching.
Later on, we were
going to have a member appointment, but it did not
work out. The buses
drivers were on strike for Wednesday and Thursday,
and the appointment was
too far away to try and take a train and then
walk or anything. So that fell
On Friday, Elder Moore and I did our weekly planning, and we also
some street contacting on the way to the grocery store so we could
brownie supplies. We usually make brownies for our members when
have birthdays, and two member had birthdays. On top of that,
was ward conference, so we made three sheets of brownies for a kind
potluck after the meetings. In the evening of Thursday, we were
to have a member appointment with an active family, but they
at home. We called them and they had forgotten, so they hurried
and took us to a little Greek restaurant to eat, but we were not
to share a message with them because of the time constraint and
atmosphere in the restaurant.
Saturday was filled with a little
bit more action. We had a street
display in the middle of the city, and a
pretty decent amount of
members showed up, as well as the missionaries from
Unna. We were
there from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. and gave out 5 copies of the
Mormon as well as a ton of cards. We had some
conversations and rejections from people, but anything for the
right? Later in the day, we had to cancel our appointment with
investigator Manuella because no men in the ward could accompany
We did have our appointment with Bruder Kramer though, and it
out really good. We got to teach his son as if he were
investigator, and I think it was really helpful for him. He said
could practice teaching 2 times a week, and that is really good
Sunday was probably one of the best Sundays I have had on the
We were blessed with a few miracles. Moritz, our main
right now, came to ward conference. We had a lesson with him
previous week, and he said that he would be baptized when he
an answer that the church is true. The talks in ward conference
about acting in faith without a perfect knowledge, especially
baptism. It was really good. We had a lesson later that evening
him about the Plan of Salvation, and we invited him at the end to
baptized on April 26th. He said yes! He just needs to clear it up
his family so he is allowed to get baptized, but other than that and
few more lessons, he is prepared. Another miracle that happened
church was that an 18-year-old girl came who met with the
before and wanted to get baptized, but her parents didn´t allow
She still had that desire, and now is old enough to act for herself.
girl in the ward who is friends with her in school asked her, "Why
you meet with the missionaries?" She wants to meet again and we
approval to teach her as long as it is her wish to be taught.
We will meet
with her at a member´s home on Wednesday. It was a really
Well, I had a good birthday today. The Elders from my district as
as some from Dortmund came to Hagen and we played games and hung
I also signed up for classes for Fall Semester at BYU, so I
everything should be ok there.
Anyway, I hope you have a really
great week, and enjoy conference!