Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For 6 Weeks Or So I Heard Jacob Singing Everyday Without Even Knowing It!

January 26, 2015
Many liebe grüße from Germany!!! IT SNOWED THIS WEEK. Really cold, but gorgeous!!!

I love Germany so much. I wish I could tell you how much being here means to me and how much I am loving it!!! Words cannot do my feelings justice!!

DISCOVERY. So Elder Clarke, aka Jacob, (mom note: Jacob Clarke’s family lives in our neighborhood and is a friend of Madison & Megan)
 served in the district I am in now, not in Lübeck but in Delingsdorf. For my entire first transfer our ringtone for the Lübeck elders was two elders singing some frozen song. Not gonna lie it drove me crazy. Alas, I digress. Sister Murdock knew the name of one of the elders singing, but not the other. Then one day we found a picture on the phone of said elder, and his companion! Who do you think it is??? JACOB. So for 6 weeks or so I heard Jacob singing everyday without even knowing it! SO FUN RIGHT? What a life, what a life.

Naja. Cool that you met that girl going to Meg's mission!!! Also HOLLLLLA that Ashes is leaving as well!!!! OH and Hayden!!! How fun!!!

Oh before I forget, Sister Webber and Jensen Familie thank you for the cards!! I finally got them!! I was so happy!!! Many thanks!!!!

So I was not feeling well on Tuesday afternoon, but after some sleep it’s all goooood.
Nothing to report on our investigators, the two you could call inv have no time for us, or have no contact with us. haha unfortunately things are goin' slooow. But we are outside everyday klingeling and talking with people. SO MUCH REJECTION. There are nice people will take a card and say they'll look at, but soooo many people are just not interested and want nothing I repeat nothing to do with us. So it is.

Lübeck is trying me. Perhaps that came across in my email last week, but I'll say it again. It is HARD. But I am LOVING it. Embrace the fire!!!!!

Best thing this week? Besides Rittersport being on sale today, I would say one morning this week when the sun was SHINING. It’s been a while since I have actually felt the sun's warmth on my face. I have also just been praying so much this week. I have felt the Holy Ghost in my heart so much this week as well. It keeps me going. I love that feeling! Doesn't get better than that.

Most Challenging. uhhhh having numbers that don't really show our commitment and hard work. naja. Also getting a tinyyyyy email from dear hermana Megan. I know she doesn't have a lot of time, lololol like i always say. But her emails apart from yours make my weeeek.

Sister Murdock surprised me this week with her German. DAS STIMMT ES SOLLTE KEINE ÜBERRASCHUNG SEIN. when you look at who finished her training. hahaha now that the humble pie is down....haha but really! She is doing so well and she is getting more confident in just going for it. awwww yeahhh.

Am I staying warm? hahaha uhhhhh yes. Thermo tights ARE THE BEST. I went and bought another pair, and more socks to wear over those. The wind is mean sometimes, but I have realized that I actually do not get cold too easily. Yes mom I am wearing scarves. But for real for being a Californian, I am handling it pretty well!!

Our zone leaders are coming to our district meeting on Wednesday. One of them is Elder Carpenter, my stud district leader from my first transfer. The other is Elder Pinyon, an Australien!! Talked to him a few times on the phone and he is super chilll and funny. They know what a hard time we are having and are bringing CINNAMON ROLLLS yes you read that right. Elder Carpenter made Sister Norton and me some twice my first transfer. Now 12 weeks later I am getting some again. THEY ARE BOTH SUCH STUDS AND I HAVE MISSIONARY LOVE FOR THEM.

So a funny story that happened this week was when we were on the way home and this dude stopped us and asked where we were from. He was speaking in English. Turns out he was a former inv of the sisters before us. He loves the missionaries and what not, but just can’t accept the Book of Mormon.  BUT HE WONT EVEN READ IT. Maaaan there are only so many things one can say to someone like that. We seriously were out in the snow, I was ohne gloves, talking to this dude and testifying over and over and inviting him to DO SOMETHING instead of just doubting. He was overall really nice, aside from some wacko theories he had. He told me I was very authentic and my testimony comes from the heart. John 7 17. We will come to know the gospel is true by living it!!! I think sister Hinckley said something like that.

WELL. I am livin it up here in Lübeck. Life is good. We are trying and doing our best. I love being a missionary and inviting people to learn more about our Savior and His restored Gospel. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet called of God. I know that following in the footsteps of Jesus will make us happy.  I know God is real. I know He is VERY aware and mindful of me and my circumstances. I KNOW IT. "If we do what's right we have no need to fear"

Sister Mittleman

PS ruth is getting baptized on Saturday!!!!! AWW YEAHHH WOOHOOOOOO. I loooove her!!!!!

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