Monday, June 26, 2017

Rain (week 74)

sister Harlow made me take pics for my 17 month mark

getting rained on

getting rained on

Liebe Familie,

Whew, this week flew by. It rained a ton and it was awesome. There was a rainstorm one night and the lighting was crazy.

We did a lot of finding. It was great! We ate in the Mensa this week and talked to this cool dude. He mentioned that he wanted to work on his English, so we invited him to our English class. Luckily, he didn't come (I was freaking out because we are still trying to build our English Class up so more than 2 old german men come). Maybe this week! We went out to Wolfenbüttel for a day, which is a small Dorf outside of Braunschweig. We walked around a ton, trying to visit less-actives who weren't home. But in the last 20 minutes, we gave out a Book of Mormon to a really cool lady and met another lady who is willing to meet with us.

We met with quite a few less-active sisters, and it's been good to get to know them and try to help them grow their faith. We practiced teaching about the  Restoration and Book of Mormon with one of them, and it went really well.

Saturday, we did a street display with Elders Hite and Cakir. It was awesome, I love street displays! We were able to give away some copies of the Book of Mormon and found some solid people who have interest. Sister Harlow was on fire, talking to everyone who walked by. One of the ladies in the bakery across the street came outside and asked about the Book of Mormon and I talked to her for a few minutes and she really wanted one. Also, there was a little stage set up down the street for a little Saturday morning farmers market or something in Innenstadt. For about 40 minutes, they played The Beatles and it was awesome. Nothing like good background music.

Church was great. They made some boundary changes so it was the last Sunday for some members who will now go to Hildesheim next week, so everyone was pretty sentimental and lots of people talked about having faith to set out in unfamiliar territory, like Lehi and his family. Heavenly Father has a plan for us but sometime it takes a lot of faith to follow it. He always blesses us when we obey and act in faith. Anyways, we were supposed to teach gospel principles but no one came/stayed, so we got to go to an English Sunday school class. We ate with the Weiland family, and their cute kids crawled all over me, haha.

Today we played basketball and ping pong at the church with all the elders and it was super fun. We also made very lame tacos (durum wraps, greasy meat, cheese, sour cream, and salsa). It was nice to move around and hang out with the district.

Anyways, at Gemiko this week, Bruder Jobs shared some thing that I really liked: "Eine Biene ist gewiß kein Adler, aber sie kann Honig machen." A bee is no eagle, but it can make honey. Heavenly Father creates each of us, and gave us all specific qualities and characteristics. It does no good to compare ourselves to others. We should work hard and do things with the talents and abilities that He has given us. You are who you are for a reason. God has put you where you are for a specific reason. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of faith to open our eyes to see the good that we have and the good we can do in the world around us.

Love you all. God is good! Have a great week!
Sister Simpson


Braunschweig Rathaus (we live right here)

Löwen Brötchen (apparently it's a Braunschweig thing)

Löwen Brötchen (apparently it's a Braunschweig thing)

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