Letter Forty-Three from the Lovely Lady Lena

If I thought Utah was bipolar in the weather… it is currently SNOWING here and a few days ago we reached 20 degrees cels. What is going on Germany? Good thing I have resorted to wearing grandma clothes that are perfect for rain and sweat. (do not follow my example! never resort to looking like a grandma sister missionary! you can do better! I blame it on being sick, but in real life NEVER RESORT NEVER SURRENDER!)

     This week we spent a lot of time finding in the rain. I secretly love finding in the rain, because there is something so romantically stunning about Germany in the rain. We did not find a single new investigator, HOWEVER we certainly rocked the ‘talking WITH people and not AT them’ thing. We had amazing discussions at door steps this week. We spent 40 minutes talking with this Atheist lady on her doorstep about why God allows for evil things to happen. We taught the whole glorious restoration and how the Book of Mormon answers these questions of the soul. We gave her a copy and will go back in a few weeks. She was so amazing, and it was so worth waddling around in the rain to find her.
     There was another human being who touched my life this week. Her name is Hilary. Sister Sadler and I were finding in an adorable village on a sunny Tuesday when this little girl began to follow us on her bike. She kept her distance at first, but as soon as I complimented her on her Disney princess bike, she became our new best friend. She began following us to every single door. Sometimes she would stand on the side and wait, but most of the time she would come right up to the door and knock. No one really had interest to meet with us, and I’m sure they were quite confused why an 8 year old was with us, but Hilary paid no attention. In fact, she was having so much fun tracting that she decided to take us to all of her friends houses! When none of them were home, she took us to her house. Her grandma had absolutely no interest (very Evangelist), but Hilary couldn’t have cared less. She was sad when we had to bid farewell and go to an appt but asked if she could have some of our cards to give to people and stick in mailboxes. I gave her a stack of cards and we left for our car. When we drove out of the village, we saw Hilary on the side of the road talking with an older man and….giving him our card!! That’s right, this 8 year old Evangelist girl was doing better missionary work than most adult members! I was so touched by Hilary’s example. Can we all try to be a little like Hilary this week? That’s my challenge for you!
     Many other amazing things happened this week (like getting a pregnant barbie!) but my time is running low. I love hearing from y’all! Keep on asking questions and sending pictures, and just being awesome in general. Shoutout to the Penthouse Pals! #moist
Until next week,
Sister A.C. Helzer
spent my pday learning to make german bread... you are welcome future family!
spent my pday learning to make german bread… you are welcome future family!

 

meet Hilary.
meet Hilary.

 

This adorable member gave Sister Sadler a barbie doll...
This adorable member gave Sister Sadler a barbie doll…

 

 but not just ANY barbie doll, a special edition pregnant one. Uhhh Happy One Year Mark Sister Sadler!
but not just ANY barbie doll, a special edition pregnant one. Uhhh Happy One Year Mark Sister Sadler!

 

'I'm FINDING in the rain, just finding in the rain. What a beautiful feeling....'
‘I’m FINDING in the rain, just finding in the rain. What a beautiful feeling….’

 

p.s. sorry for the funny picture effects, can't figure out my camera anymore.
p.s. sorry for the funny picture effects, can’t figure out my camera anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

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