We got to go to the Tafel again (It's like a food bank) and we divided out about 40 kg of potato salad. But the winning service adventure of the week was cleaning out a members attic. Because we were not expecting to do it, we showed up in our skirts, so that is what we cleaned in. I'll send some pictures, because words just really can't describe it. But you know it's gonna be fun when they give you a dust mask before you walk into the room. My best description would be it was like sweeping up sand off the beach.... But two hours and 7 trash bags later it looked pretty nice if I do say so myself.
As for the food.... I'm gonna need to start running a few marathons otherwise by the end of my mission someone is gonna just have to roll me home! After our attic cleaning adventure we got yummy banana shakes and lots of yummy German food. Then a few days later the wonderful De Falco family invited us over. Brother De Falco is from Italy so they treated us to TONS of DELICIOUS spaghetti. And yesterday Sister Nosova (from Turkminestan/the Ukraine) treated us to some wonderful homemade Russian food! The members here in the Nürnberg ward are awesome! I just love getting to know them and hear all of their stories.
This week we had zone training (where all of the missionaries in our chunk of the mission get together and talk about the work and learn from each other.)
Probably one of my favorites things was this- Don't just be a goal setter, be a goal finisher!
Often we focus so much on setting goals and we do great for a little bit but then give up/forget. It is important that we set goals that we are passionate about and then don't give up when the going gets tough but see them through to the end!
One big focus of zone training was really coming together and working as a team, and what does every team need? A name, a motto, and a uniform! I am proud to say that I am a member of the Nürnberg Nephites,
"Nevertheless, the Nephites were inspired by a better cause, for they were not fighting for monarchy nor power but they were fighting for their homes and their liberties, their wives and their children, and their all, yea, for their rites of worship and their church." (Alma 43:45)
And we all have matching headbands now (I'll send a pic of that too!)
Miracle of the week: It has rained all day everyday this week, except for Saturday. Saturday we were outside in Bayreuth all day for a street display and it was gorgeous, warm, and sunny!
I hope all is well with y'all wherever you may be :) Remember to take a little time to take a second, take a deep breath, and smile! Life is good!