Monday, June 23, 2014


Well, you read it right. I am in the big bad East. Ok, it isn't bad. Everyone just talks about how hard it is, that everyone eats the same thing, they churn their own butter, and what not. False. I don't know about the butter thing. But everything else, is just like the same good ol' Germany. It is a total different feel though. It's weird to see the same type of house/apartment building 7 times in a row sometimes. But hey, adventure is out there right?? Well lets get down to it, the random deets:

1- Packing without a mom, is maybe the worst thing in the world. Then, having everyone stare at you because you look like you took your entire apartment with you as you sweat bullets trying to ride over cobblestone... is my life. :)
2- Riding Buses, was basically the week. :) I traveled for a total of 15 hours on Thursday. I have no idea what to say after, because I too was in shock of how long it really took.
3- I LOVE GERMAN FOOD. And there is always that lady in the ward, that is expecting the missionaries over. Then, really prepares a meal for about... the entire ward. :)
4- Our Branch President is a straight up hipster. I am so excited to party it missionary style with him. :)

Werdau is a great place. Super small. By bike, you can travel the length of the entire city in about 30 min... :) But, I Love it. Our first day there, we taught a very humble man, Herr Dittert. His house burnt down, and is now living here by the government. He has a problem with his leg, which doesn't let him walk correctly. We taught him the first lesson. He really was catching on, and understands a lot. We want to set a baptismal date with him soon. He is just a cool guy.

My first day in church was great. The members here are very friendly, and love the missionaries. Our Branch President is 33, and is a total Hipster: glasses, way he dresses, plays in a band... The list goes on. It is awesome, and i am excited to work with him. :) We then went to the Deetsch's home and had a HUGE meal. Followed by an interrogation by another member that was there, BrĂ¼der Schreiber. He loves the missionaries, and interviews them every time they come here. He writes it down in his red book. I am the first Indian. :) This area is great, and so far... I really have a feeling that miracles are going to happen. I am just so excited for, really, a new start, a new beginning, and just going into a new area and kickin' it. :)

As for my comp, Elder Lietsalmie is a great guy. :) He is from Finland. 22 years old. He only has this transfer, and the next, left to go on his mission. Crazy right? But he and I get a long really well. We both are pumped to be in Werdau. So, be bereit (ready) to see what comes next. :)

For all those that love me, and want to send me letters and what not... well, My address is:

Otto Strasse 18
08412 Werdau
Deutschland :)                             #pleasesendmeletters

And just so you all know, YOU are the decider of what you choose to do, what you choose to think, everyday. I love this poem. I am sure plenty of you have read it. But, it's something that I love. I want to share it with you all before I go. :) I love you all. I hope you have a great week!!!

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

Elder MAYNE !!!!!!!!!! :)

 My last meeting with the Websters in Erlangen.
Totally had a object lesson, and they loved it.

 Our hipster kitchen. :)

Me at my new desk selfiein' it up. 

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