Monday, July 10, 2017

R.I.P Jens

Hello everyone, it's me here again.

It is pretty rainy and cold here in Eastern Germany, unlike most of you who are being roasted in these 117 degree days. Speaking of rain, we had a pretty good week. First off, to relieve you of your trouble and worries, I am honored to announce that I will not be transferred, me and my Lego buddy are staying together for another good 6 weeks or so. We went to a wonderful eating appointment with our favorite Russian family an der Havel, and we had some great food. They are very strong in their faith in Islam, so we weren't too sure what we could do with them, so that we’re not just going over for free food and socializing. Well, what is our real goal as missionaries? Exactly, to help others come unto Christ and Heavenly Father. Some might mistake this purpose as baptism, but baptism is just one step in the ultimate goal of coming unto Christ. We decided we can still fulfill our purpose with them by helping them read in their Qu'ran, pray more, and strengthen themselves as a family. Although it’s not what most people would see as mission work, but if it helps them come closer to God, then that exactly is.

it's 4th of July somewhere

Today we went to an American store in Berlin, might I say I felt at home it was quite amazing. It's this random little shop in Berlin and it has everything from license plates (not Arizona) to American flag towels. We all ended up getting a lot of sodas. I got some cream soda, real Dr Pepper, grape soda, Barq's root beer (better than A&W), just wonderful. They didn't have hot Cheetos though 
πŸ˜”. If any of you ever have some money laying around you don't want, you know where I live, send some hot Cheetos on over. We also visited a church in Berlin where Elder Oliver's great great something grandparents were married, pretty sweet. He's really excited to post about it on Facebook 😊.

the lute

a church

the inside of before-spoken church

Something sweet that happened this week, was when we had an appointment set up with an earlier investigator who apparently is always out of town but had time for us on Sunday. We went over there, and lo and behold he was in Berlin for the weekend. Since he lives near our Arabic family friends, we decided we might as well just go visit them, and it went awesome! They were home and welcomed us in and we got to have a good conversation with them and make an appointment for this week. We might end up needing to take the same path with them as we do with our Russian family, we will see.

Well, to prepare for a lesson this week, I studied a little bit of forgiveness. Something that I really enjoyed, is what it says in Collosians 3:13-Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. So, if you have someone you haven't forgiven for something they did to you, don't hold on to that grudge and forgive them, just as Christ did.

Well, have an alright week, not too good not too bad ok

Elder Glenn Johnson
Kirche Jesu Christi
Plauer Straße 11d
Brandenburg an der Havel 14770

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