Monday, January 23, 2017


This week an friend made us some soup and rice. He brought out the
first plate of rice and I thought it was for all of us to share. Nope
that was mine.... and then he brought out a huge bowl of soup with it.
And than out of nowhere he pulls out some Middle East version of naan
bread! O my gosh man I don't have 7 stomachs. Well I start trying to
dipp the bread in the soup. His friend and him look at me, then each
other, than cant stop but laughing. Apparently im doing somthing
wrong. So they then show me the proper way to eat. Using the bread to
scoop up the rice, and then using the spoon to eat the soup. I still
am working on my naan-bread-rice-scooping skills but I made some

Besides hat we had a great day today. We went to go see Wallhalla.
It's a random pantheon building that has buffs of all the famous
Germans in it, including Gutenberg, Copernicus and Albert Einstein.
Although einsteins buff was fairly strange.

Spiritual highlight this week was seeing bri at church yesterday. She
was baptized a week ago and it was cool to see how happy she was
simple being at church. It reminded me of Alma 32 where he compares
the gospel to a seed. After someone has tried the seed or let it grow
they can say "It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the
word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth
to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to
me." Which is what bri reminds me of, her parent both day that she's
been way happier since she's been coming to church. Nothing crazy has
happened to let her know, she just started doing and found that it was

Thanks for all your emails,

Elder Flickinger