Tuesday- we had Zone conference and learned alot about being obedient!! it was great, it was all christmas themed. all that we learned was great. We had alot of free time to socialize, I didnt like that. I dont know anyone yet, so yeah... not my favorite.
Wednesday- we taught jake about priesthood and all that good stuff. It was great. He really does just soak it up, he has some really good questions too. It helps us know he really is listening. Besides that I dont know what we did that day.
Thursday- we had some lessons with less actives and recent converts, but when we werent there, we went to visit an investigator and as we walked up to her house, we saw her leave. so we ran after her (Noelia, she is the one from spain). when we caught up to her, she burst into tears. she had left her key in the house and was cold and her partner wasnt coming home until the next day. So we walked with her and taught her about prayer and getting answers on her way to a friend's house to stay the night there. but as we were walking it started sprinkling and I looked in my bag for my umbrella, but i found an open water bottle that had soaked my planner and preach my gospel. I wasnt to excited about that, but my scriptures were 100% dry and so was the camera!!
Friday- we had to help with the trainers meeting!! Abby Lord's friend Elsie is training after 2 transfers. Then we did weekly planning and then went to dinner at George and Audrey's (he is a member, but she isnt) they had a present for us on our plates ( it was chocolate haha I have a stash now) but it was a great night. we love meeting with them. We ate steak and kidney pie, i dont know if there really was kidney in there, but I am not going to think about it.
Saturday- we had another lesson with jake. we went over the baptismal interview questions with him. He is ready, so friday it should happen!! We went to visit sue, a recent convert, and as we were teaching her about patriarchal blessings, the elders came to help her set up her Christmas decorations... we didnt get to finish the lesson, but thats okay. she is way excited to finish the lesson!! Then we traveled with the assistants and the elders to stake conference in lichfield. It was like a mini road trip. we had fun!!
Its been a fun week. I've learned alot. It is important to involve the spirit and the lord in everything you do. Its important to love everyone. German Christmas treats are yummy (marzi pan especially)
Keep strong in the gospel. It is the way home.
I love you all, sorry its a shorter one. I will get to email on monday to tell you the time we will skype, but P-day next week will be on friday, after Christmas. so I will talk to you then.
Here is Sutton Shopping center with the Christmas decorations up, and then me with my first Christmas Present (its from Jose)