Monday, July 27, 2015

And Suddenly There Where Sheep


Door in Germany, turn the corner and suddenly there where sheep staring at me.

Role plays are not an uncommon thing to do as a missionary. There a great way to practice what your going to say and how to make translation and bring in scriptures. Well yesterday me and my
companion decided to do some dooring role plays (dooring is when you knock on someone door and try to talk with them). We were also trying to practice dooring with "unity in our companionship" basically helping and supporting what each other says. But we still wanted
someone to talk to so we drew Spiegel Mutter (mirror mother) to talk to. So what to missionaries do before knocking on your door? They talk to a drawing on their bathroom mirror. Yup mystery solved.

Apparently I've not written anything about my comp. His name is Elder Crittenden, he's from Utah and left on his mission after graduating. All of his friends are on Spanish speaking missions, so I write sentences in Spanish in his emails so his emails can start with a Spanish sentence like everyone else's.  He's a hard worker, funny and a great trainer. Also a good chef.

This weeks miracle was brought to you by a dropped appointment. We were suppose to meet someone in the park but he didn't show so we were walking around and I recognized this guy who my comp reminded me was a deaf guy that we talked to two weeks ago. Crazy running into him again. So we sat down and asked him about how his reading in the Book of Mormon was going and gave him a few pamphlets because reading lips is hard. Random question of the week, "What sign language do you sign in Germany?" Im 90% sure it's not ASL.

This weeks scripture is John 10:14-16
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
This really teaches us that we can put our trust in Christ and he will lead us. Also it reminds us that Christ knows all of us individually, wherever we are in the world and no matter who we are. It also reminds us of Christ huge sacrifice for us and all he asks is for us to be his sheep and to follow him.

Thanks for all you love and support, and funny emails,

Elder Flickinger