Letter Eight from the Lovely Lady Lena

 Insert chinese character of saying Hello! Boy was this week a rollercoaster. We thought Patience was going to be baptized but then she fled the country. I’ve dealt with boys have commitment problems back in college, but I NEVER had someone flee the country from me. I’m sad I won’t have the oppurtunity to see Patience be baptized but I know we have given her a strong foundation. Plus, I got to see God’s humor in sending me to learn patience from someone named Patience. Nicely played.
We were distrought over Patience, but later that night we went out finding where me met a lovely asain couple named Mr.F and Kitty. They were so open to learn that we sat on a bench and started the first discussion. On Saturday we had a joint teach with a family at the church. (side note: joint teaches are the best thing ever! I can not emphasis enough how important ward members are. catch the wave guys, help out those poor missionaries by you!) The wife knows Chinese from her mission and was able to explain spiritual matters in Mr.F and Kitty’s native language. It was an amazing experience to listen to the first discussion in Chinese and be able to feel the Spirit. I think I’m learning more Chinese that I am German, and I’ve definitely given away more Chinese copies of the Book of Mormon than any other language. Dresden is going to change China!
Don’t worry, we are also teaching Deutschers- We met with L, a 20 something German student with a Christian background. He was so interested in our beliefs and wondered why everyone didn’t join our church if there’s no Hell.
‘We don’t drink or have sex before marriage.’ Our bold joint teach answered. L was caught off guard with the drinking but when we explained it he began to see how it could be a blessing. A German college student can see the blessings of giving up the World’s best brews! I count that as a miracle.
Transfer calls came this week and I am staying in good ol’ (emphasis on the old) Dresden! I am thrilled to spend a whole summer in this city! I often see people backpacking through here and and although that looks fine and dandy, it’s a pity they can’t stay longer! geeze, it’s even a pity that I can’t stay longer! I know I say this every single week, but mission time just flies by. This week I will hit my 2 month mark. Gulp. That’s one 9th. I can still do math, so that’s a good sign!
     Look forward to a creative post next week. I’m talking mission crafts, holla!
Love;
Sister Helzer
We took Elder Stoddard to Globe Trotters because he hasn't gone yet and we told him to go in the 'wind tunnel' which was actually the rain room. He didn't know it was a rain room so he started to go into it without any rain gear! (it was very hard not to die of laughter) A worker ran up and advised him to put on the gear so his suit wouldn't be ruined. Oh mission pranks...
We took Elder Stoddard to Globe Trotters because he hasn’t gone yet and we told him to go in the ‘wind tunnel’ which was actually the rain room. He didn’t know it was a rain room so he started to go into it without any rain gear! (it was very hard not to die of laughter) A worker ran up and advised him to put on the gear so his suit wouldn’t be ruined. Oh mission pranks…
We take the Elders suit shopping because ever companionship should have matching suits. Regaaaaal!
We take the Elders suit shopping because ever companionship should have matching suits. Regaaaaal!
Don't lean back on your chair children!!
Don’t lean back on your chair children!!
we teach more asians than we do germans. picture to prove our devotion to changing CHINA
we teach more asians than we do germans. picture to prove our devotion to changing CHINA

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