November 11th was kind of the start of Karnival here in Deutschland. People were dressed up in the most creative costumes ever and everyone was drunk! We got on a bus to go home and it was super packed so we had to stand in the aisle and I was holding a Bible because it wouldn't fit in my bag and the girl standing next to me asked me what I was reading. So of course we got talking and I gave her a Book of Mormon. Her name is Lily and she is from Russia and she is so so so nice and sweet. Her English is also perfect, so that is great too! We gave her a card with our number right before we got off the bus and prayed she would call us. But then we saw her the next day!! It was a miracle. We saw her on another bus and talked to her the whole ride home and she even asked us if we could exchange phone numbers before we even got a chance to ask her! We are hoping to meet with her this week.
We also received a few text messages from past potential investigators saying that they wanted to meet with us! It just really showed me that God is leading this work and He is preparing people! We can invite people and help people all day long, but God is making everything go forward.
We did a lot of service this week for ward members and also for some of our investigators. We helped with another move and had to carry EVERYTHING up to the 6th floor because there was no elevator. We also carried a ton of glass bottles to recycling for Schwester Brune. Germany's recycling program is really amazing! My favorite service activity we did was clean windows for Schwester Schumaker. Her husband had a stroke and it is a lot of work for her to take care of him. She is a window cleaning professional so she taught us exactly how to do it right. The windows in Germany are my favorite because they completely open and I don't really know how else to explain it. Schwester Schumaker has so much faith and I love how willing she is to accept help. She is truly a humble lady and I hope that I can be like that!
Everything for Christmas is starting to be put up in all the little towns! The main train station is covered in christmas lights and trees. The Christmas markets are also slowly being set up and they look so cute! We were at the Familie Kozma yesterday after church. They are from Hungary and they are just a solid family! The mom was once of the first missionaries in the country.They invited us over for Heilige Abend, which is Christmas Eve and we are SUPER excited. She is going to cook hungarian food and it will be nice to spend it with a family!
We will be going to the temple on Saturday, so it will count as our pday for the next week, so it would be super great if you could email me before Friday night!
I love you and I miss you! I hope everything is going well at home!