We had some interesting adventures this week. We got our hair cut in the basement of the church, we ate at an Austrailian burger restaurant (we have an Elder from Austrailia in Nürnberg) oh and I had an ostrich burger there! We got the name of a girl that wanted to meet with us, but didn't have her last name so we had to knock on doors of the entire apartment building trying to find her (no luck yet, but we are going back this week). We had an incredibly diverse institute (Kenya, Istanbul, India, Italy, Peru, Germany, America, and the Czech Republic were all represented). I had my first Döner.(I'll send a pic) And Sister Madsen went on a split to Jena! (That's 3 hours away!!)
I also met some AMAZING people this week and got to hear their storeis. I absoluelty loving getting to know so many different people. Everyone has a story to tell if only you take the time to listen, and it's often something you never would have guessed! I challenge y'all to take the time this week to get to know someone's story.
The Mendels- an adorable elderly couple. They are both converts to the church. They showed us pictures of their first ward, it consisted of like 6 people!! They love having the missionaries over and they showed us pictures of lots of the missionaries that they have had over.
Sister Hertel- this woman has some mad cross stitching skills! She has cross stitched entire pictures. You could say I have a few new project ideas for when I get back.
Sister Falk- oh man does she just have the best stories!! She is a German that worked for the US army, at a base here teaching the soldiers German. How did she get her job? Oh just by sassing a general (she didn't know he was a general at the time.) One day she was picking off the dead roses from a rose bush so it could grow. Then a voice yelled out the window "Hey! What do you think you are doing??" Her response, "If you don't take care of your flowers who do you expect will? You better get down here with a can for me to put the dead ones in."
Galatians 6:9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Remember to keep up the good work! It is always a good thing to help someone out. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to do good, they are all around us!
It's so good to hear from everyone, I hope all is well and y'all had a great fun filled week!