Monday, December 5, 2016

Nürnberg

Eating a Nurnburger in Nürnberg

We had a fun week this week. We were able to show some people the new
Christmas video. Which was supper cool because we got it last week but
we couldn't show it to anyone. One girl that watched it was supper
touched. We also made little gifts for our neighbors, which cookies
and a massive candle that a family gave us because they were moving
out (no open flames in our apartment so we'll have to regift). It took
me about an hour to go through our note that we wrote and check every
single grammar principle to make sure it was perfect. Hopefully I
don't get one back with a slaughtering of red pen and grammar
corrections.

We do have an appointment that I'm excited for this week. We're
meeting with a new investigator, but he dosnt speak English or German,
but we got an appointment set up at our ward mission leaders house,
with a Skype translator. Every thing is slowly falling into place.

Regensburg is definitely a lot colder then my last winter. Ist already
getting into the negatives and appartnelty this is just the start
according to the locals. Yikes! But in bundling up and it's okay.
We're slowly starting to take tempeture into our planing, by making
quick buss rides to heat up or do apartment dooring (because the
stairways are heated) so it will be fun to see what happens in winter.

This week in church I got to translate again. This time it went a lot
better. But it was a little comical because the whole lesson was based
on the difference between praying to the lord and crying to the
lord... in the German translation of the scripture it had about four
different words for that, so I got creative. But it worked out great.
And I get to give a talk next week about Christmas.

Spiritual thought comes from Enos 1:12 "And it came to pass that after
I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I
will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith."
I wanted to point out that he prayed and after praying he works
diligently to accomplish his request. Then it was granted unto him. It
reminded me of a quote on a bookmark I saw that said "get on your
knees and pray, then get on your feet and work" it's a great principle
in the gospel that we believe in a balance of self work (what we put
in) and divine help (what God does), both of which are based of faith.

Elder Flickinger