Monday, September 8…..I get to stay with Sister Harman for 7 more weeks in Munich! YEAH!

Beautiful City!

Beautiful City!

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

awesome companions!  Sister Harman with Sister Smith

awesome companions! Sister Harman with Sister Smith

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I love my mission!

I love my mission!

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BMW factory

BMW factory

The new Mini!

The new Mini!

Rainy day!  she's all bundled up

Rainy day! she’s all bundled up

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Sister Harman and Sister Smith at the BMW factory in Germany

Sister Harman and Sister Smith at the BMW factory in Germany

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I LOVE this city!

I LOVE this city!

Hey all,

This week was amazing, as usual! Transfer calls came and went and… SURPRISE I get to stay in Munich with the lovely Sister Harman!! I’m super happy about that!

Our ward is awesome and the miracle story from last week, S, continues. He called us late on Thursday and we had already started heading home to make our curfew, but he was at the church again and just wanted to learn more. We panicked a little because we knew he just wanted the gospel, so we called the international elders, who we had heard were at the church and asked them if they could please teach him, even though our investigator knew we wouldn’t be there. So, they said they’d keep an eye out for him if he did choose to stop by anyways. We got a call later that night and they were so excited because they had an AMAZING lesson with him. They had answered all of his questions and S said he would love to be baptized once he knew it was true. Then he called us and said he’d love to go to church with us on Sunday as we had previously invited him. He showed up, but was late and accidentally went to the other ward that meets in our building! He still got to get the full 3 hours of church in and the elders in the first ward told us he bore an AMAZING testimony of how his girlfriend dumped him and how he feels he is on the path of truth and all kinds of amazing miracle things. This kid is so cool. He then went to the Sunday night devotional with the Elders in our ward and we get to teach him some more this week. Oh the miracles of the Lord! Missionary work is the best!

We have another investigator who is also making incredible progress. She came with us to an all-day JAE (young adult) activity at the old Olympic park (from when the olympics were in Munich). We saw a sea-life exhibit, hiked up a hill made of rubble from world war two and is now covered with greenery, and we taught all the JAE’s a short lesson through games and had a really lovely time!

We are also making great progress with less actives this week we already have a few appointments made out to visit and help some ladies out! Oktoberfest is fast approaching and the city is ready for it.

In other exciting news, this week we have the Women’s broadcast and we get to go watch it in Solln (the area where the mission home is). That should be an awesome evening and we are hoping to have a lot of people join us!
Plus it’s been warm and sunny the past few days! YAAAYYYY

As always the food is great, the people are amazing and the work is incredible.

Mit Leibe,

Sister Smith

Last Monday Brooke got to tour the BMW factory with her district since it was their P-day.  She sent great pictures, I will post those are well when I figure out how to get them individually out of her drop box!  LOL  

Monday, September 8…..I get to stay with Sister Harman for 7 more weeks in Munich! YEAH!

Beautiful City!

Beautiful City!

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

awesome companions!  Sister Harman with Sister Smith

awesome companions! Sister Harman with Sister Smith

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I love my mission!

I love my mission!

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BMW factory

Hahaha!  Sister Harman at the BMW factory

Hahaha! Sister Harman at the BMW factory

The new Mini!

The new Mini!

Rainy day!  she's all bundled up

Rainy day! she’s all bundled up

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An elder at the BMW factory

An elder at the BMW factory

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beautiful place

beautiful place

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

Sister Smith and Sister Harman

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Hey all,

This week was amazing, as usual! Transfer calls came and went and… SURPRISE I get to stay in Munich with the lovely Sister Harman!! I’m super happy about that!

Our ward is awesome and the miracle story from last week, S, continues. He called us late on Thursday and we had already started heading home to make our curfew, but he was at the church again and just wanted to learn more. We panicked a little because we knew he just wanted the gospel, so we called the international elders, who we had heard were at the church and asked them if they could please teach him, even though our investigator knew we wouldn’t be there. So, they said they’d keep an eye out for him if he did choose to stop by anyways. We got a call later that night and they were so excited because they had an AMAZING lesson with him. They had answered all of his questions and S said he would love to be baptized once he knew it was true. Then he called us and said he’d love to go to church with us on Sunday as we had previously invited him. He showed up, but was late and accidentally went to the other ward that meets in our building! He still got to get the full 3 hours of church in and the elders in the first ward told us he bore an AMAZING testimony of how his girlfriend dumped him and how he feels he is on the path of truth and all kinds of amazing miracle things. This kid is so cool. He then went to the Sunday night devotional with the Elders in our ward and we get to teach him some more this week. Oh the miracles of the Lord! Missionary work is the best!

We have another investigator who is also making incredible progress. She came with us to an all-day JAE (young adult) activity at the old Olympic park (from when the olympics were in Munich). We saw a sea-life exhibit, hiked up a hill made of rubble from world war two and is now covered with greenery, and we taught all the JAE’s a short lesson through games and had a really lovely time!

We are also making great progress with less actives this week we already have a few appointments made out to visit and help some ladies out! Oktoberfest is fast approaching and the city is ready for it.

In other exciting news, this week we have the Women’s broadcast and we get to go watch it in Solln (the area where the mission home is). That should be an awesome evening and we are hoping to have a lot of people join us!
Plus it’s been warm and sunny the past few days! YAAAYYYY

As always the food is great, the people are amazing and the work is incredible.

Mit Leibe,

Sister Smith

Last Monday Brooke got to tour the BMW factory with her district since it was their P-day.  She sent great pictures, I will post those are well when I figure out how to get them individually out of her drop box!  LOL  

She loves serving in Munich, Germany!

My awesome companion!

My awesome companion! they are getting ready for Oktoberfest and setting up huge tents and activities like crazy!

She loves jumping into my pictures!  Sister Harman is the best!

She loves jumping into my pictures! Sister Harman is the best!

I apologize for Brookes blog not being updated for a couple weeks!  That is due to lack of time on my part trying to get my seminary class ready, Cole starting school, along with the fact that she’s sent so many great pictures but I couldn’t get them to upload so I kept giving up–but for now I will post what I have.  Lots of excuses!  But here is her letter from 2 weeks ago and I will make another post with her current letter from this week.  She continues to LOVE her companion, LOVE the people, LOVE the work, and LOVE her life right now!

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This week was crazy! The Lord blessed us soooo much. We got to do a lot of crazy things like have two eating appointments (steak dinner with heavy like creamy salads and then huge sausages with more salad, cake and quack- a delicious yoghurt type dessert) withing 1 hour of each other.. How many steaks can you eat??, record a CD, and witness a crazy amount of miracles, like always. The one investigator we are teaching who comes from a Jewish family picked a baptismal date- in October! 😀 – and

This week we got a new investigator.

He is a young adult and is not very religious. His girlfriend had hidden that she was a member for a while and then finally told him and said that he didnt have to keep going out with her now that he knew she was a memeber of our church. His friends all told him to dump her that our religion was crazy, but he decided that he loved her and he just wanted to start making a decision by figuring out what this religion was anyways. So, he looked up everything he could, restlessly. He works at a hotel, night shifts, so he has very little time. He watched some really incorrect documentaries and also found mormon.org and just took everything in. He decided that wasn’t enough so he wandered around 4 stores asking for a Book of Mormon. He couldn’t find one. Then he got an extra night off, that he shouldn’t have had off but thanks to the Lord he did, and was ”somehow” in the area of our church. He remembered that and decided to check it out. He wandered over to it and waited outside the doors. He waited for 5 minutes, lights off and no one was there, and should have left but had a feeling he needed to stay. Then one of our young adults who has converted from Catholicism, the religion that he had been raised in but since fallen away from. Not five minutes later, we showed up.

We had been hustling from a member’s house to make it to the church in time to do German studies before our Ward meeting. We rush to the door to find them standing there. Then we were able to talk to him, learn about his background and give him a church tour. He was very polite, interested and serious about what we shared. He was actually like ”wow you are actually really normal and this is all actually normal” and I think that is very true, but funny that he had said that after all he had seen. The truth is we are just normal people working with God to be better.

Anyways, after the church tour we invited him to take the lessons and he hesitated because he usually has about 0 time to do anything in life let alone meet up with us and learn what we beleive. The Young adult that was there asked him if he had time right then to listen and he was very excited to say YES!! Right then an AWESOME young adult who is a return missionary and was atheist before he joined the church came and asked if he could talk and teach with us. YES. ‘These two young adults together had his exact background. So we taught him about the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today 😀 and he was very interested. It was super spiritual and we could all feel the beauty of the Lord’s miracles working!! We finally got him that Book of Mormon, free of charge of course, and he left with our phone number and finally some correct information.
We immediately ran upstairs, thinking we were super late to our ward meeting only to find the bishop and Elder’s quorom president on a call and it was a PRIESTHOOD meeting! Had we thought we didn’t need to be there for our ward meeting, we would have gone home. CRAZY AWESOME!

BUT we didn’t get his phone number.. which usually means that they will forget you ever met. HAHA the Lord doesn’t quite work that way, though. He is amazing! He called us back last night and will meet with us this week. We now have his number, will see him at church and the Lord will take care of him!! Ahh

That same night, right after we met our new friend, S, I had an awesome finding experience. I met a girl who had been really lost in her faith until she found mormon.org. She had tried going to a ward in a small town before she moved here and she was really well educated and really excited to have a Book of Mormon. She was amazing!! again, I wasn’t able to get her number but now she knows our name and has the book! Missionary work is the best!  I am so blessed to be here!

Sister Smith