This week has gone by so quickly and feel like it has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster!
-I realized I have been out for 7 months...I'm not a new missionary anymore and I feel like I have so much left to do and to learn! It's kind of scary haha.
-We got 4 new investigators, the family from Ecuador that I talked about last week! We brought our ward mission leader with since he speaks spanish and it went so well! The three sons sat in chairs behind their mom on the coach and listened the whole time and asked great questions! We really feel like once they read more in the Book of Mormon and come to church, they will progress very quickly.
-We spent part of Tuesday with Rebeka, the only yw in our ward. She is such a cool person and I definitely was not like her when I was 16 haha. We brought her to teach Sarah with us and it turned out to be quite an adventure. We missed our first train, so we had to wait a long time for the next one. And then once we got on our bus it was snowing and we were going to a new place because Sarah's family moved. The sign thing in the bus that says which bus stop it is at wasn't working, so I just had to look out the foggy windows and try to find it and listen to the announcer thing. We pressed the button for the bus to stop, but he just kept on driving a few bus stops later! We had to get off and walk back on the side of the road in the snow and rain. She had such a good attitude though and we made it! The lesson was great and Rebeka bore such powerful testimony. She even talked about it in her talk in Stake Conference on Sunday. We were really grateful to have her with us! Sarah is making great progress. She will definitely be ready for her baptism next week!
-We were able to meet with some members in the ward that we have never visited before. They are older ladies and live alone. They were so cute about making us lunch and giving us a ton of cake! One of them showed us all of her mission pictures from when she served in the Frankfurt temple and it was really sweet. I am just so grateful for members like them. They are over 80 years old and still travel on the train to church on Sundays. They both do family history work and are amazing examples for their non member families. We introduced the mission plans to them and said they are already praying every day to find someone to teach and they even put fliers in mailboxes sometimes..that is some serious dedication!
-Our elders in Köln moved a few floors higher to a better apartment this week, so we got to help them move! Elders had been living in this apartment for 35 years and there was a ton of stuff in there.
-Stake Conference was this weekend. We had to travel to Düsseldorf on saturday to practice singing since we were the choir and then again on Sunday for the meetings. It was really fun to see the whole zone and the Bonn sisters got to spend the night! We even had to take a taxi Sunday morning because the buses didn't run early enough.
-We went to Bonn for pday today and I love this city! There is a lot to do but it isn't so big like Köln. We saw Beethoven's house and walked along the Rhein and shopped a bit. Apparently there is a boat that goes from Bonn to Köln and we are determined to do that for pday soon.
-We met two women on buses this week and we are going to visit both of them tonight! Hopefully they will become new investigators:)
-My testimony that this Gospel is true is just growing every day. Sometimes I get so frustrated because I feel like we are not making much of a difference here, but I know that I am learning so many things that will help me later on in life! The Lord truly does work through small and simple things.
Love you and miss you all!