Keeping it short this week.
I’m tired. Very packed week (as they all seem to be). President Fingerle had interviews this past week in four of our eight zones. This go around, we tagged along. President spends the entire day doing interviews and as the other missionaries wait for their interview, we have the different district meetings going on throughout the day. Elder Lex and I would teach a lesson at every district meeting (4-6 per day) as well as a meetings with all district leaders/Zone leaders in the afternoon and then in the evening we had a giant meeting for all members that wanted to come and learn about the coming Easter initiative–those meetings were super exciting and we had lots of enthusiasm. Tuesday we were in Freiberg/Dresden, Wednesday in Leipzig, Thursday in Hannover and Friday in Berlin. My favorite part was getting to talk to the many bishops and stake presidencies around the mission about what we can do to work together and make this initiative hugely successful. It’s been fun working with them. There’s a lot of positive energy, a lot of hype.
What else is new? Well, you all know about my good friend Ali, who we baptized a few weeks ago. He will be baptizing five people tomorrow. Five! Two married couples as well as a mother and her son. Ali also invited friends to come to the baptism. Shouldn’t missionary work be like this all the time? The guy is a stud and the people love him.
We are also working with Ali as we have a woman set to be baptized on April 8. Her name is Maryam (from Iran). Her husband is a member and has been for almost two years. Now, his wife will get baptized and soon they’ll get sealed in the temple. Happiness.
This upcoming week we will be in Oldenburg, Kiel, Hamburg and Neubrandenburg. Life is good and there is a lot to look forward to. The field is white (and the weather is good 👍🏻)! I love Berlin and I love my mission!
I’ve been talking a lot about the Easter initiative that’s coming right around the corner. It’s all about peace and how we can find peace. Most people in the world will tell you that they’re not at peace or that in a world with so much trouble and evil that we just can’t find it. However we know that the Savior is constantly offering it. He says: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Sorry for the not too exciting email.
I love you all, have a great week!
1) Day of the week- at the temple (no, it’s not hanging on the temple)
2) pimping out our car
3) the crew takes Leipzig institute center
4) s/o to Marc
5) Berlin on Friday- got to see my good friend Simon