August 20, 2012
Well after about 45 minutes of trying to get this computer fixed, I can finally get my email going, but it means it will unfortunately be a shorter email again. Next week though, we have nothing planned for P-Day and it's just a free day so if I have to spend the whole day to tell you everything in my next email, so be it. But I'll get what I can today.
First of all, transfer calls are this Friday (the 24th) and then the transfer will take place the Thursday after (the 30th) where I have been in Rosenheim for almost 6 months now and the fact that I got a call from the secretaries asking about my visa information it is more than likely I will get transferred. You never know though, we will see. However, any packages or letters you might send are best off going to the Mission Home. Speaking of packages and letters I am sending a postcard with answers to some of your questions mom and I have a package that I will be sending off this week that should get there in 2-3 weeks.
This week, if Rosenheim is like my house in Orem, then Munich was like the Pearce's home (speaking of which, Happy Birthday tomorrow Sean) and we know how much time I spent there. On Monday we went and had a BBQ and played soccer and frisbee with our district in a park there. Then from Tuesday at 10:30 till Thursday at 3:30 I was there because of district meeting and then austausches. Because Elder Young is district leader he has to do austausches (or exchanges; I just realized you might not know that word) with all the members of our district (besides sisters) and the Zone Leaders (who happen to be in our district) and this week was the best for them all. After district meeting we did a tausch with Munich 1st ward (they have a threesome companionship) and Elder Von Niederhausern went with E. Young to Rosenheim and I stayed with E.'s Tauche and Stokes. It was an interesting companionship of an American, a German, and an Australian who are all completely different from each, but we had a lot of fun. We were supposed to go street contacting, but one of the responsibilities of these Austausches is to make sure the other Elders' apartments are clean and so I made them clean the apartment for about 2 and a half hours before we went and taught English class. Mom you'd have been very proud of me. At English class which is in the church, Elder Covertson, who is the husband in the senior couple in our district, was there and asked if I could give him blessing for his surgery that was to take place that week regarding a hernia. Later in English class, a drunk guy showed up and Elder Covertson and I had to help escort him out. He was threatening to attack us and even swung a few punches, but he was way too unbalanced to do anything. Then next we all met at the train station with the Munich 3rd ward Elders (Zone leaders) and did a tausch where Munich 1 was all back together and I was with Elder Melville in Munich and Elder Hansen in Rosenheim. Fortunately, the Zone Leaders apartment did not need any cleaning. I had a really good austausch with Elder Melville and learned a lot. On Friday we had Zone conference which was in Munich the whole day. Saturday we went and helped the Munich Elders with a family whose basement had flooded and that lasted a good part of the day. All in all, I felt like a Munich Elder this week.
Well our train is almost here. We are going to Augsburg today to go bowling and do some other things with the Elders there. One of the Elders there is Elder Hyatt who was Elder Stapleton's companion for the last three transfers. We became really good friends with him at zone conference and we all wanted to do something together.
I love you all a lot and I hope you have a great week. I am always praying for you all.
Gott sei mit euch bis aufs wiedersehen