Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

Hey everybody!

Hello from Langen! Transfers went about as smoothly as you can hope for, so that was nice. Just packed up all my stuff, and then jumped on a train from D├╝sseldorf to Frankfurt early Thursday morning. That takes about 2 hours. Once we got to Frankfurt Hbf, we just kind of hung around there for a little bit talking and getting lunch with the other missionaries getting transferred. It was a cool opportunity to see some people that got transferred away from D├╝sseldorf  while I was there, as well as some people from my MTC group. So that was fun. 

The branch here is actually larger (as far as attendance) than Solingen was, which is kind of interesting. It could possibly become a ward pretty soon. And they are so cool. I'm way excited to work here. They are just way excited to help us out and they're just overall pretty tight. I like it here already. I'll probably end up doing less at church (sacrament, lessons, etc.) here than in Solingen. Did I tell you guys that I taught Elders Quorum the first Sunday of last transfer in Solingen? That was pretty fun. Just me by myself haha. Chapter 17 in the Teachings of Lorenzo Snow.

Yeah, leaving Solingen was pretty sad. There are some people there that I will definitely never forget. And serving with Elder Anderson will definitely be one of the highlights of my mission. That kid was so cool. 

The first week was pretty solid. My first day here we had a great appointment with a young member couple and ate some delicious waffles. They eat their waffles/pancakes with applesauce a lot in Germany. It's delicious. Then we had our English class at the Church and I talked about corporate citizenship with a Ukrainian guy for like 30 minutes and helped him out with some pronunciation (sp?) so that was pretty tight haha. Then we had a coordination meeting with our Ward mission leader, who is way cool. 

Friday we had Zone Training in Heidelberg, which is a way pretty city. My MTC comp, Elder Renn, is in this zone, so that was great to see him again. Then that night we had our Bibelkreis, or Bible circle, at the Church, and it was way good. One of the members taught about Genesis 3, and it was way interesting. Saturday we helped with a move for a family. Elder Squires and I had a good time constructing an Ikea double bed thing. We kinda hit a road bump at the end and it was us and 3 members debating what was wrong with it and then we just said "We'll get it next time" and went home haha. It was fun. 

Sunday was great, Church was really good, like I said, the gemeinde [ward/congregation] is great and were super welcoming. We had a lunch appointment with a couple which was good. Talked about Elder Nielsen and Elder Ballard's talks. Then we went to the birthday party of our ward mission leader's son and that was fun. 

But other than that, things are just going great. Elder Squires is really cool. Love you guys, have a great week! 


Elder Brown

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