I just got back from the zoo here in Leipzig with our zone! So much fun. It is supposedly the biggest zoo in Europe? Not sure if that was right but it is freaking huge.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Well hi...So I'll start off by saying I played the guitar and the piano in a recital, held by one of our members. I know, it's awesome. That was a lot of fun but they were all just old ladies and then us two missionaries hahaha it was like a book club. All the gossip, totally got into it though...That was on Sunday.
We still have our two investigators on date but Schw. Ro**** has been really busy because her daughter just had a baby and she is the babysitter of her other kids. She hasn't been to church because of that and you have to be pretty constant before baptism so she might have to wait a couple of weeks but other than that everything is good! Just working hard.
Elder Guccione is awesome! We get along. He is good at motivation giving which is good.I really thought this week about something that I learned in the Fitness Industry. "Growth occurs outside of your comfort zone." I really took that to heart and you can really apply it to anyone or any situation! For missionaries, it's talking to that one person who you normally would be afraid to. Every body builder knows that real growth really occurs when you change up your routine. Go a little longer. Do something faster. Change anything out of your routine. You learn something about yourself...something obviously wasn't there before that you can now use to become even better. Get out of your comfort zone and do something random for someone else. Do something you normally wouldn't do. The Lord tells us not to be idle. How do we grow? Don't be comfortable.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Hallo wieder,Well...This week was swell.
Love, Elder Hays
PS. It snowed earlier this week but today it was 25°C! Got my farmers tan started up and I got sun burned today!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Hello Hays Familie,Como estas...
Schwester Ros**** is still on her baptismal date for May 4 but we haven't had time to meet with her this week because she has been out of town babysitting so I hope that she can make it!
We have seen a ton of miracles this week. I feel so blessed to be here. OH! I cut my own hair. That was interesting. Tons of fun too. Don't worry! I have pictures.
We have a New Member who was recently baptized and we gave a lesson this morning about an eternal family and she is looking forward to go to the temple with her son soon!! Sweet yea?! The spirit was so strong. I'm grateful for the Eternal family that I have.
CEDAR CITY TEMPLE!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAA????? That's so so so so cool and I'm so so so jealous that I can't be there...That will be so cool to have there.
General Confrence? Immer wunderbar...I loved President Monson's talk about Obedience and also the talk by L. Tom Perry (the guy is turning into another Holland). He has a sweet voice of THUNDER.
Yea Jared! That's so sick!!!! AHHHHH I've been praying for him everynight...That makes my week.
I love you guys!
PS...Totally saw Erika rockin the Choir spotlight!!! Good work.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Easter weekend...man...I love this time of year when we can just think of the Savior. Germans celebrate Easter starting Fritag bis Montag. So they add a couple of extra days because of how awesome it is.
That's all I'm saying about that.
Have you recieved my package yet?? I sent it like 5 years ago. It should show up in the next day or two. I am completely healthy now :) YES i got your package!!! Thank you so so much...it was perfect. Just what I needed..
Not too much more has been happening around here...We have been doing a lot of finding and have had no luck this week at all with any new investigators. We've given out a few Book of Mormons but hopefully something will turn out of it. We actually have an appointment from a referral tomorrow! We are excited about that because she sounded excited to meet with us so I will let you know what happens there. Other than that...just a lot of finding!
Disney sounds like a blast and tell Grandpa Hays I saw a car here in a small little dorf, that had about 6 Miami Dolphin and 3 Miami Hurricane stickers on it. I knocked on every house because I was desperately trying to find out whose car it was but without luck. Here's a picture of it. . . .
I love you guys! I can't wait to hear back from you!! Anyways, I love you and Happy Easter!!
Gruß von Deutschland!
Love, Elder Hays
The ward gave us sooooo much food...I think I gained weight this week which is good because I haven't stopped losing it until now!!! We came downstairs to the church on Tuesday I think to print off a couple more invitations for a Bible Class we hold and Familie Bau***** was having a family party here and she ran up to us and gave us an array of different cakes...I about died right there...a half of a cheesecake with quark and about 3 more Kilos of random other types. I am proud to say that we finished it off this week but we still have chocolate left over. Germany is doing me well. I hope you all had a wunderbarer weekend! I did. At church, we actually had an American missionary come visit his old ward here in Groitzsch. He is from Springville and served here 20 years ago!! His last name was Magnum and he served Altenberg. It was so fun to talk to their family and get to know them.One of our investigators said that I look like Justin Bieber this week. I'm getting my hair cut today.
|Here is a picture of Elder Fuller and I. We met up at Zone Conference. So great to see him!|