Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Sonntag

Easter was so cool! Germans have this cool tradition of hanging Easter
eggs on trees! How cool is that. Don't worry the eggs are hollow so
they don't stink. Some of our American members have even adopted the
tradition.

We got to spend Easter at a members house. They made us fish, bread
and honey. It's a cool tradition they have that they took from the
bible. And man did they know how to cook salmon. They use to live in
Alaska where apparently you eat a lot of salmon.

Church was cool. We had a great program, lots of musical numbers,
including a cool song about a Roman soldier who witnessed everything
but ended up believing on Christ and repenting. Really interesting
song. One cool point that a speaker pointed out was that we know
Christ had to be dead for three days according to prophesy, but he was
only dead for about 40 hours, because he died late in the evening
Friday night, buried all day Saturday, and was resurrected early in
the morning on Sunday. It's a cool fact that also shows that, Christ
didn't want his loved ones morning for more then necessary. He rose
from the dead as soon as possible and told his loved ones.

Hope that all made sense

Elder Flickinger

Monday, March 21, 2016

District challenge!

We have a small competition this week as a district. We're seeing who can get the most people to watch the Easter video. It's two minutes and you can watch it by going to followhim.mormon.org As soon as you watch it email me saying you did so I know how many people to count. It counts for every person who watches it so if you show it to your friends or family let me know how many people saw it so I can win! 

This week went realy great. We got to be a part of a miracle! We decided to do a Wunder Stunde with one of the member families. (A Wunder Stunde is where you pray with the family then work in their neighborhood for an hour looking for a miracle) They gave us a street where a friend of theirs lives on then sent us off with a heartfelt prayer. We contacted their friend but they politely informed us that they were very happy with their religion. We continued to work on that street. About the third door we met a man, obviously Christian from the cross he was wearing, who let us share the video with him. After the video he told us that he was just messaging a friend of his who was going through some tough times, he told us it was supper wired that we knocked on his door right as he was messaging his friend, and that this video would be perfect to show her. It was so amazing to be a part of this miracle. I love to seeing that God doesn't care about where we are in the world, the friend of the man we showed the video to lives somewhere in the states, God works though the people we know, even if messaging you from a little street in Germany. Cool to see how miracles can work through our social networks. It reminds me of the scripture in the Book of Mormon that says "For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them" 

This week I also got my fill of biking around. I love the rolling hills in Germany and how beautiful it makes the country. But my perception is quite different on a bike. It's great downhill but the up hills are everywhere I rode up them one to many times this week. 

Thanks everyone have a great week and don't forget to watch the Easter video. 

Elder Flickinger