"Hey! More Sisters!"
Pointing at us, "do you Sisters need to be fed?"
"Oh, we are actually in the German congregation."
"That's not what I asked. Do you need to be fed?"
"Umm. We won't say no."
"Ok. Tell me the day, dinner is at five. The other missionaries can tell you how to get there."
No need to worry folks, here in Kaiserslautern, we are well taken care of.
Fall has... Sort of.. come to Kaiserslautern. The first half of the week was full of rain and jackets, but these past few days have been quite warm. The days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to change color.
"Your limits start where your vision ends." How true is that! Have you ever just stopped when you thought you had reached the end of your capacity? What would happen if we just "tried a little harder, to be a little better." When we see the box not as a container, but as a stepping stool.
A young boy was trying to smooth out the dirt area behind his house so he could play there with his cars. There was a large rock obstructing his work. The boy pushed and pulled with all his might, but no matter how hard he tried, the rock wouldn’t budge.
His father watched for a while, then came to his son and said, “You need to use all your strength to move a rock this large.”
The boy responded, “I have used all my strength!”
His father corrected him: “No you haven’t. You haven’t had my help yet!”
They then bent down together and moved the rock easily.
(Drawing Closer to God, by Terence M Vinson, https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/drawing-closer-to-god?lang=eng)
In the Book of Mormon, there is a war going on between two peoples, the Nephites and the Lamanites. Now, the Nephites used to be good, commandment-keeping, God-loving people, but then they started to prosper. And to win battles. Then they started to get prideful...
'And because of this their great wickedness, and their boastings in their own strength, they were left in their own strength; therefore they did not prosper, but were afflicted and smitten, and driven before the Lamanites, until they had lost possession of almost all their lands.' (The Book of Mormon, Helaman 4:13)
May we not set imaginary limits on ourselves.
A few fun shots from the ruins that we visited last Monday