I made it to Germany :) It's so good to be back here. From the moment the plane touched down, I knew that this is where I am supposed to be. With all of the familiar sights and sounds, memories came rushing back. I LOVE IT HERE!
I'm a Golden now! (That means that I'm being trained. I'll be a Golden for my first twelve weeks in Germany). My new companion, my trainer, ROCKS!! Her name is Sister Madsen. We are working together in the lovely city of Nürnberg. She is from Spokane, WA and has been on her mission for 11 months. We have the most awesome Ehepaar (senior missionary couple) here. The Lindgrens. We work with a lot of weniger aktiv (less-actives: They are members of the church but don't come very often/are lacking a little in their knowledge of the teachings). And almost everyone we talk to comes from a different country!
To get around, we walk/use public transportation. As y'all may know, I love public transportation, and I LOVE European public transportation. Nürnberg has a great underground subway system (U Bahn) and streetcar system (S Bahn), and of course trains! We can get basically everywhere. It rocks. So yeah, I'm a happy girl.
On Saturday, I got stuck in my first rainstorm. We were walking back from an appointment and studdenly it started pouring and it was crazy windy so it was coming sideways. But it just so happens that I also love rain!! One lesson I learned in Maryland is that when you are in rain such as that you have two options. 1) You can attempt to stay dry and fail miserably, and be miserable in the process. Or. 2) You can embrace it with head held high and seize the opportunity to embrace your inner child and dance in the rain, maybe do a little puddle hopping. Needless to say, I choose option two :) It turns out my time in Maryland was preparing me for my mission in more ways than I knew. Life has a way of doing that if only you will let it. We can learn lots from every situation. Back to the rainstorm... Because the rain was coming basically horizontially, it managed to make it through the two front doors to our apartment in like a 10 foot long puddle. Other than that, the weather here has been quite nice, warm and humid :)
Miracle of the Week: Yesterday, a woman named Sharare just showed up to church. She is from Holland, her native language is Persian. One of her friends told her to check out the church, so she did. I am excited to get to know her and her story!
That's all for this week. I hope y'all have a great week and remember to learn all you can from everyday, you never know what it is preparing you for!
To end as Jacob in the Book of Mormon did.....
"..And I make an end of my writing upon [this email], which writing has been small; and to the reader I bid farewell, hoping that many of my brethren may read my words. Brethren, adieu." (Jacob 7:27)