Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014


Things are going well, and the week was good.... and no I haven't gotten the packages yet. But DON'T WORRY!!! They will find their way to me... it's all good. Haha.

That's crazy that Griffin has graduated... man. But at least he'll still be around... Or better be at least. Sounds like you had some pretty good BYU experiences, volleyball games are pretty fun. And Communal always is good. That's awesome that you guys rode in the elevator with Elder Perry.

But things are going good here. It's a challenge for sure, but I'm doing pretty well keeping my head up and just pushing forward. We had some good appointments with members though, and they're way cool. I definitely have had cool wards wherever I've gone. So that's a positive haha. 

Sorry this email isn't one of my more exciting ones... this week was kinda hard. I'm still finding ways to have fun. But just not a lot to report on. 

Thanks for all the support, I love you guys so much. I hope you have a great week!

Elder Brown

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Hey hey hey!

Happy Easter everyone! I had a good one here in Germany. A lot of stuff is the same (Easter bunny, chocolate bunnies, eggs, colored eggs....) but there is some kinda different stuff. Karfreitag (Good Friday) is like the holiest of German holidays... so we weren't supposed to really proselyte on that day. But we visited a member and her husband and had grüne soße, a dish that a lot of Germans make on Grün Donnerstag. It's basically sour cream mixed with some herbs and some hard-boiled egg and served over potatoes... it's pretty good. They don't eat meat on that day, or those days, I don't really have it all figured out. But then on Easter Sunday we went to a family's house after church and ate the Easter bunny! Haha we had rabbit... it was interesting. Really good though. And then today we were at a member’s house again and had Schnitzel.

But yeah, that was all a lot of fun. There isn't a super huge load of new info to share... basically just trying to make stuff happen. It's a challenging situation here, but I'm having fun. We had a street display in Friedberg on Saturday morning and it was really fun. We had a table set up for kids to draw Easter pictures and we had a TV playing Mormon messages... it was cool. Not a whole lot of tangible success, but it was a lot of fun and it's basically good whenever we're out in public here. And we had it on the main street in Friedberg which is really nice and there were a bunch of fruit carts and other food vendors out so it was really fun.

But yeah that's honestly about it. I hope everyone had a great Easter and knows I love them!!!

But anyways, love you guys!!

Elder Brown

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Hey everybody!

Why is Carlino transferring? Is that a big loss or no? That's sick that Stephen Colbert is going to do the Late Show. They might get me back on my late-night TV thing. In a year of course.

That's sweet that the missionaries came. Sounds like they're cool dudes.

But yeah, things are going swell over here in Wetterau. It was a little tough leaving Mülheim behind and adjusting to the country life, but I've adjusted to it and am enjoying myself. The members here are really really cool, and I'm looking forward to working with them. Investigator-wise, we've got some work to do. But I'm actually kind of excited about that. It will be nice to get out and do some finding. 

But yeah, that's about it really. I'm having a good time, getting adjusted to a very different area and way of working and learning lots. I really am grateful for every day out here. You see new things, meet new people, and learn new stuff every day, and that's pretty sweet.

Give my love to the ward, especially Sister Linton (awesome SS Teacher) and Sister Wawro (she's been emailing me and I didn't get around to replying to todays.) 

Love you all! Have a great week!

Bid nächstes mal

Elder Brown

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

I’m in the Wetterau area now. Our apartment is pretty sick. And we've got four elders living in it so that keeps things interesting. But it's an interesting area for sure. Definitely way different than anything I've had before. We live in basically a village called Dorheim, part of a city called Friedberg. And then the area is basically a bunch of really small towns that we drive in between. And we have one car... for four elders. So planning is exciting. Haha but it's way fun. The other elders are cool, and I'm excited for the transfer. My comp's name is Elder Wells, from Idaho, so my second non-Utah comp. And actually none of us here are from Utah. Kinda crazzzy.
But congratulations Mom on your VMHMBT Championship. You're a legend. Next year it's looking like I'll be fully conscious for the duration of the tourney though so you better watch out.
Before I left I baptized the older brother and Elder Rock baptized the younger one. They were confirmed by the YM Pres and one of the Primary teachers, respectively. Who are also brothers. So that was cool. It was a good way to end my time in Mülheim fa sho. One of the other elders, Elder Smith, got transferred to Friedrichsdorf, where the temple is, which is also right next to Wetterau, so we basically just followed each other.
That's awesome about Olivia's morning exploits haha. And yes, I have heard of (and heard) Frozen. That's sweet.
I've seen all of General Conference except the Sunday Afternoon session. It was really good. I liked Bishop Stevenson's talk from Sunday morning a lot... at least I think it was Sunday morning. Regardless, it was a good'n.

Cameron looks like an awesome little dude.. can't wait to influence his childhood. And that's insane that the Championship game is a 7 vs. 8... that's sweet.

But things are going well. I had a great last few days in Mülheim, and a great first few days here in Wetterau. I hope you all have an awesome week! Love you!

Elder Brown