Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week 39

Yay! It's June! I remember a few months ago looking forward to this time thinking that it was going to be really hot and that I was going to die. But I think it pretty much rained the entire week.....um ok! Kind of put a damper on things.....haha...so funny.... But I didn't think it could rain this much!

Waiting for a Bahn
But here's some highlights of the week....

Monday: PDay! I bought a few new tshirts in preparation for crazy hot weather since I almost died last week. It rained all day and was freezing! We played a mexican drinking game with water with some other missionaries. I almost puked because I drank so much water haha! Then we helped with a member family move this huge trailer into their backyard. Sister Diethelm and I were wearing our skirts and pushing this thing through mud and in the pouring rain. Quite the sight to see!

After pushing a trailer through the mud.....haha
Tuesday: We had zone training in Bayreuth! We learned a lot about finding and then we had a huge finding activity with everyone. We had a little competition to see who could get the most points. Sister Diethelm and I take competitions very seriously...unfortunately we didn't win....but the finding activity was really successful and the Bayreuth elders now have a few new investigators! Yay! Later that evening we went back to Feucht and had a really good lesson with one of our investigators. We taught the plan of salvation and at the end he said that we have answered some of his questions that he has had for the past 30 years! 

We hit some pinatas for Zone Training!
Wednesday: Um.....cannot remember what happened.....haha......oh yeah it rained all day and we had a lesson with a new investigator. She literally talked for 1 hour straight. I think we maybe got 5 minutes in.....we'll have to find a solution for that. We also visited the Schwab family!!! Love them! We looked through a bunch of their old baby photos together. Good times!

We were excited to see some Shakespeare!
Thursday: More rain! Today was a holiday in Germany so we had a fun game day at the church with the ward. We played a huge game of werewolf. It was getting pretty intense and some of the married couples were getting really into it! I love the Feucht ward! We have so much fun together!

The end of the play! So good!
Friday: We got to go to a shakespeare play! Oh how I have missed theater! haha! One of the young women in our ward was in a play for her school. We got permission from president to be able to go. It was so good. They did "A Midsummers Night Dream." I may or may not have understood anything. Luckily I have read it before so I knew what was going on. Shakespeare is already sometimes difficult to understand but German and Shakespeare together requires too much brain power! Helena did such a good job!!!
So proud of her!

Helena after the play!
Saturday: We got to go to the temple! The stake had a temple bus! We pretty much start in N├╝rnberg and then make a few stops along the way to Frankfurt and pick of members from the stake! We had to wake up at 5 am! But I am so grateful that I was able to attend the temple! Muchly needed! Plus it was an absolutely beautiful day! So blessed!

Such a beautiful day at the temple!

Sunday: Fast Sunday! Our investigator came to church and got a priesthood blessing for his leg! He told me he has been trying to get his friend to come to our church. He thinks he would love it. And his friend doesn't even speak German! Say what?! I think he has really felt the spirit as he has attended church and wants his friend to feel the same way!

Overall it has been a pretty good week! We have a crazy week ahead of us! My 9 month mark is on June 4th! So crazy! I can't believe it. I feel so blessed to be able to be a missionary! I love seeing the gospel bless lives! It has truly blessed my life.

Love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Sister Madsen

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