Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hey family and Friends

Sorry to be writing so late in the week. It's been a crazy week. 

This week seemed to have a theme of law enforcement. We had dinner at a couples house, the husband worked private security, and the wife worked in hospital security. They had some pretty funny stories, let me say that. Then later we were storing our bikes in a members basement to keep them out of the rain. When we went to get them  their neighbor called us out for stealing them. Her exact words were "what do you think your doing? those aren't yours" She did not believe my "doch (German word that kind means yah-ha, but in a grown up way and not rude), these people are our friends, we were keeping them their to stay dry" story, I wouldn't believe it either. Until I offered to ring the door bell. Then she seemed somewhat satisfied. And to top it off we got lost in a small town so we stopped for a bit in a neighborhood and we're trying to find ourselves on the map when conveniently a cop cruiser came on by, and again in 5 minutes. We decided it might be best not to door that street :) moral of the week Germans keep Germany a very safe place to live. Like extremely safe, they will go out of their way to make sure no one steals your bikes or anyone suspicious is on your street. If you want a safe neighborhood live next to Germans.

We also got to teach some amazing people. Our ward missionary went teaching with us and was amazing. Sometimes you just want to skip the learning process and go to being great at something, but that's not how it works, so I get to spend some time on learning how to teach. But it's fun to be in the learning phase because everything is new and shiny.

This week we got to play a fun new game with a member. It's called pie face. It's basically Russian Roulette for kids. You have an plastic contraption that has an arm with whipped cream on it and you have to turn a dial that randomly flicks it into your face. Sounds fun right?

This week's scripture is D&C 93:36 "The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth." I love this short scripture in part because I love learning. And learning in a way is becoming more Christlike. We know from the Bible that Christ learned "grace from grace" and we too can do that when we learn. We're here, on earth, to learn. Isn't that amazing!

Thanks for everything 
Bis später, 

Elder Flickinger