Tuesday, August 22, 2017

No petting pugs here

Well hello there.

I don't got much time so let's just jump right into it.

To start off, we got our transfer calls this week, and both me and Elder Oliver are staying here in Brandenburg for another. That'll be 4 transfers here, or almost 6 months. I'm excited though I love this area and ward and we're going to destroy it this next transfer.

Last Monday after Pday we met ourselves with our new Arabic investigator. We brought the branch president along which was a great idea. She had a lot of worries and questions about how she could help her son find a place to live in Berlin, and luckily the branch president could help explain why we can't really do much here in Brandenburg. We were able to teach what we wanted to teach, but we at least got her a Book of Mormon and invited her to read and come to church. She ended up coming to church and is reading in the Book of Mormon, so that's pretty sick.

The Potsdam elders had a baptism this week for a legend from Cameroon. I swear those guys are always super ready. We have an investigator from there and maybe we can use their new convert to help us teach him—that would be sick. Also like nobody from our branch came to church this week, there were like 8 of us, so that was lit.

Sorry this email was quite uninteresting. Let me leave something of the spiritual nature for your forgiveness. Let's talk about the big eclipse that just happened for you all in America. We overheard a lot about the eclipse, from Facebook, family, and other Germans from the news. Apparently it is dangerous and bad for your eyes to look directly at the sun during the eclipse, correct? Well, how do we know that, just because the news says it or someone posts about it having affected them earlier? I'm sure there will still be people who don't believe the words of others and will do it nevertheless, and could damage their sight.

How many of us are guilty of the same with regards to God's commandments? There are many things Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the prophets have warned us of; with also the testimony of countless other members and believers, but sometimes that's still not enough. We think we need this personal experience in order to actually get a true belief—which can end very poorly. That is a thinking I feel we need to stray away from, as the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the words of the prophets are testimony enough in how we should live our life to always stay safe.

Anyways I hope none of you went blind from the eclipse; we'll see us next week.

Stay sweet

with my legend Charlotte

we found some watch tower in the middle of the forest, lit
in the tower
feeding some fish in this great body of water

Elder Glenn Johnson
Kirche Jesu Christi
Plauer Stra├če 11d
Brandenburg an der Havel 14770

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