June 18, 2012
Well there is not a whole a lot of time for E-mails today because we are going in a little while up to the Dachau Nazi concentration camp for our P-Day and our train leaves relatively soon. It should be really interesting.
So as far as the work this week we had quite a number of people who were out of town, unreachable, or the appointment fell out. However, this next week looks really promising because we are almost completely filled up on time in our planner with appointments. We did have a few good lessons with Familie Bobi this week though. They are really excited for their baptismal dates. We are going to have to push their dates into July because there are still a few things we need to teach them and they need to be living the Word of Wisdom before, but they are always seeming to make progress each week. We had a dinner appointment with them at one of the members house (the Lederers) where we were going to start on the stop-smoking program, but because of time constraints, Bruder Lederer said it was probably best just to have a nice evening with them that night and then do the program next week. Familie Bobi is quite excited for the program though as they want to give up smoking as soon as possible. There is a lot that goes into preparing this program that Elder Young and I had to study over and although we haven't been able to teach it yet we're very excited to start using it as a finding tool since so many people in Germany smoke, but most of them want to quit.
I can tell that this transfer with Elder Young will be really fun. That's now 3 for 3 on having companions that exceed expectations. We are both very young in field experience, but we're learning a lot from each other and having a lot of fun in the meantime. Our German is not stellar, but it seems that when one of us doesn't understand something or can't say something the other one can, so we are working very well as a team in that aspect. We are both learning how to cook together, but it's actually coming along quite well. Which leads me to the next point, Mom if you have any easy recipies I would love them. You can just email them to me if that's easier. Also, Elder Young asked me if you could ask the Stapleton's for their Crepe recipe. When Elder Young and Elder Stapleton were together E. Stapleton apparently made a lot of Crepes that were remarkable, so we wanted to try and make them. Elder Young is planning on getting his own Lederhosen here soon so I'll send you pictures when we are both decked out in our Bayrisch attire. Also, Mom and Dad you should ask Brother Dowdle if he knows a David Young. He should because he lived with Brother Dowdle and his family for a long time after his parents deaths when he was young. This is Elder Young's dad.
A funny story that happened this week before I go. We were going door to door at this one apartment complex when we came to this house where a middle-aged lady lived. We started explaining ourselves and our message. She said she was too busy to have us come by at anytime, but she was interested in reading the Book of Mormon. She said she would only take it from us though if we took something from her. She went and brought out this huge bag of radishes that she didn't want and told us to take them home and cook something with them. It's very rare that we ever barter a Book of Mormon for old vegetables.
It's time that we be on our way. Thank you all so much for everything you do for me and all your support. I wish you could all be here and have these cool experiences that we have. I love you all.
Gott sei mit euch bis aufs wiedersehen