Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bayern München lost

Hallo zusammen!

Wie geht's? Ich hoffe, dass es euch alles gut geht, und dass ihr nicht traurig seid, weil FC Bayern München die Finale veloren hat.
(How are you? I hope everything is well with you and that you are not sad because Bayern Munich lost in the final. --- Note Chelsea beat Bayern Munich for the Champion’s Cup in a penalty shootout on Saturday, May 19 in Munich.)

Maybe I'll just tell you about Sunday, because really, that was the most packed day this week.
Sunday morning we went to church early so we could meet A, the 11 year-old son of one of the less active sisters we visit. We were supposed to meet him in the U-Bahn, but we couldn't find him! Church was about to start so we just had to go and hope that he would be okay.

For the first hour I was in nursery, and then the next hour I went to Sunday School. And there sitting by Sister Pingree was K, one of our investigators! K is Hungarian and he spent most of Sunday School reading in Mosiah 18 :) Sister Pingree passed me a note that said "A is here!" Hooray! Apparently he came to the U-Bahn stop, but didn't see us, so he just starting to walk around and try to find the church. We walked through the neighborhood for a while before sitting down on the curb and giving up. Then he said a prayer and looked up and there was the church! Hooray for A!

Right before sacrament meeting started we got a phone call. Sister J and three of her daughters had come to church! She and her family lived in the US and had a lot of LDS friends there, and they really miss the sense of community. I sat with her and her kids during Sacrament meeting, which lasted an hour and a half! (Thirty minutes longer than normal!) That was really hard for H., the five year old. I had to pull out my origami making skills to keep her occupied.

After church was a ward potluck. Sister Roffler made Zopf, a type of Swiss bread---soooo tasty. Then after the potluck there was a triple baptism! An eight year-old boy from the ward, plus two convert baptisms, a mother and her son, were baptized. There were so many people they had to move the service from the baptismal room to the chapel.

After the baptism we ran out to meet H, our Moroccan investigator. She told us she wants to quit smoking! So we are going to start doing the Church's stop smoking program with her.

Sunday evening we went back to the church to make dinner for the young single adults with W, our Chinese investigator. We made Spinach lasagna and regular lasagna. It turned out great!

I totaled it up. On Sunday I spent 8.5 hours at the church.

Today we went to the zoo! It was perfect weather for it.

Ich bin so froh, auf Mission zu sein. Es gibt nirgendwo anders, dass ich lieber sein würde. Dies Woche habe ich bemerkt, wie schnell die Zeit vergeht. Ich habe gelernt, München und die Leute hier zu lieben. Dadurch spüren wir mehr von der Liebe Gottes in unser leben und lernen unser Himmlische Vater besser kennen.(Question=Mosiah 5:13  Answer=Mosiah 2:17)
(I am so happy to be on a mission. There's nowhere else I'd rather be. This week I noticed how quickly time passes. I've learned to love the people and Munich. I know that when we serve others, we learn to love them as our Heavenly Father loves them. As a result, we feel more of God's love in our life and come to know our Heavenly Father better.)

Liebe Grüße,
Sister Stewart

1 comment:

  1. That is AWESOME JeanMarie..how the Lord blessed investigator A so that he could find the church house and that you were able to use your sweetness and kindness to help the family from the US. I know that you are great with kids and that you are a blessing to so many!!

    I also love in this letter how you talk about all of the different investigators from all over the world it is AMAZING and such a blessing that our church is worldwide and is a blessing to so many!!!

    Keep up the amazing work!!!