Going to the temple was soooo wonderful. We woke up at 5:30 am and Sister Nowak drove us. It was so fun to be able to look out the car window and just see more of Germany. You can see castles and all the little towns and everything is just beautiful! Sister Wadsworth was Sabine's escort, so Sister Nowak became my new comp for the few hours! She knows the temple like the back of her hand, so she gave me the full tour and we even got to speak to the temple president. The Frankfurt temple is super cool because the baptismal font, celestial room, and sealing room are each on different floors and when you stand in the sealing room, you can look down and see the celestial room and also the baptismal font. It's kind of hard to explain! It was fun to do the session in German and see how much I actually understood. Sabine really enjoyed it and we are just super happy for her!
We had a great lesson with an investigator this week. She is so dang stubborn and she is a talker for sure. We finally got her to open up to us and she said she can tell that a new stage in her life is about to begin! She said her path in life is getting smaller and narrower (straight is the gate and narrow is the way, right?) and she said she can see herself getting baptized! We felt the spirit so strongly and I can so clearly see how God truly has prepared her! I feel like Sister Wadsworth and I are here for a reason and that God has sent us right to Jana. What was weird about the end of her lesson though was that she said she could tell I was tired and I said I had a little bit of a headache and she insisted that she put her hands on the sides of my head to "see what my energy was like.." I had to try incredibly hard not to laugh and I managed to compose myself. She said I have too much energy in my head and that I need to direct it throughout the rest of my body. Not too sure how you do that!
As missionaries I sometimes feel like we plan everyone's lives and they don't even know it. We set up a friendship with a less active and Sabine and planned for them to meet each other at the Christmas Market in Köln and it worked out and they loved it! I actually went to my first Christmas Market today and fell in love with Germany all over again. It is pretty close to Swiss Days! (now I see why you ran into President Uchtdorf there, mom) We ate a super weird wurst that I am pretty sure had some liver in it and some potatoes of course.
Transfer calls are this week, so it will be interesting to see what happens! We also have zone training again, so that will be fun too. I love the work that is going on here in Köln and all of the amazing people we get to meet! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I love you!