Letter Thirty-One from the Lovely Lady Lena

Oh what a lovely Christmas! I really enjoyed being a missionary this holiday season. Here are my top 5 reasons why everyone should give it a try!

1. People will feed you. On Christmas Eve I got to try goose. On Christmas, I had turkey. On 2nd Christmas (yes, Germany knows how to party) I got rabbit. In between all of that I had a lot of chocolate. I think I received 8 chocolate santas and a box filled with Milka assortments. Let’s just say, I have my emergency food storage covered.

2. People love to take you places. Early Christmas morning we woke up and went to the old Baroque church for a Nativity play. It was freezing cold but worth every moment! Other members took us to that same church later for a Bach Opera Concert thing. ‘Frohlocket Frohlocketttt!’ (I thought of you Annie!). Other members took us to a cool museum celebrating the Pyramids and Schwipbögen we see here.

3. People like to give things. One member couple gave us Schwipbögen shaped like the Freiberg temple! So stunning. I was so happy to receive all my gifts. Thank you all! I felt like the world’s most loved missionary.

4. Skype. It was wonderful to talk with the family! My brother has grown at least half a foot since I left. I guess that’s puberty for you!

5. You get to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as a representative of him. Oh what a calling that is! Missionaries have such an amazing opportunity to talk to people about our Savior during the Holidays.

I could go on and on, but alas my email time has once again come to an end. Thank you to everyone who made my Christmas special! I wish you all a splendid New Year!
Love,
Sister Helzer

posted by Splendidly Sar

Quite a christmas mess to clean up
Quite a christmas mess to clean up

 

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Went to Chemnitz last pday. Sister Hansen tried to conduct the band but they wouldn't follow her lead so we called them to repent! they didn't do that either...
Went to Chemnitz last pday. Sister Hansen tried to conduct the band but they wouldn’t follow her lead so we called them to repent! they didn’t do that either…

 

Can't you just picture this giant statue of Karl Marx falling down during the 2nd coming?
Can’t you just picture this giant statue of Karl Marx falling down during the 2nd coming?

 

Christmas eve dinner. On the menu we have Goose, Rotkohl, Klösse, and Rotkohl
Christmas eve dinner. On the menu we have Goose, Rotkohl, Klösse, and Rotkohl

 

Sister Hansen surprised me Christmas eve with new jammies!
Sister Hansen surprised me Christmas eve with new jammies!

 

Things got crazy Christmas  night...
Things got crazy Christmas night…

 

I love presents! The pattern was winter clothes and chocolate. So I can be fat and warm when the snow comes.
I love presents! The pattern was winter clothes and chocolate. So I can be fat and warm when the snow comes.

 

We woke up at 4 am on Christmas morning and went to the lovely old church for a Nativity play.
We woke up at 4 am on Christmas morning and went to the lovely old church for a Nativity play.

 

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skype on my end
skype on my end

 

and on their end
and on their end

 

cutest missionary craft from my aunt to my family.
cutest missionary craft from my aunt to my family.

 

district photos.
district photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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