Happy Monday everybody,
Well, this week was a fun one. We had a zone conference this week and it was quite an entertaining one. We learned a lot about the Reformation and the role it played in the growing of religion in Germany because we had Zone Conference on October 31st—one of the biggest holidays in Germany—HALLOWEEN. Oh yeah, it was also some random 500 year anniversary of some guy posting a bunch of complaints about the Catholics on a door; but who even cares about that right?
|Altona Church is a legit Mansion|
|Hamburg and Neumünster Zones|
Afterwards, we were blessed with the opportunity to hitch a ride with our dear President Christian Hans Fingerle back down to Wilhelmsburg where he accompanied us in a lesson with Georg. Also freaking GOOD news: Georg is getting married on December 5th!!!! That means this legend is gonna get baptized as soon as possible after that. Also he wants me to be a witness at his wedding, how dope!
Halloween is quite interesting here in Germany. Unknown to most, the kids here actually are going trick or treating nowadays here. We saw a bunch, but didn’t have any candy to give out so we blacked out our apartment so nobody would ring hahaha. But the young teenagers here celebrate Halloween in a different, more German way. Und zwar they find joy in pelting almost every single bus in the city area with eggs. I didn’t see a single bus that night that was without egg splatters. Classic German youth.
On Friday morning, we were doing some weekly planning and we get a call from a random number, but knew it was a missionary in our mission. Well, I answered it, and it turned out to be a very good friend of mine, a sister missionary in a former district. Well, she talking to a Persian guy on the street at that very moment who couldn’t speak English or German and she was like „Well, can you talk to him for me??“ And so I was like, „Uh, no but I’ll try haha. “ And then he got the phone and it was crazy. I was understanding a ton of what he was saying, was able to get my point across with what I was trying to say. I talked to him about God and Jesus and all that good stuff and he was super excited. I got a chance to introduce the کتاب مورمون (BofM) to him and he ended up taking a Book of Mormon and swapped phone numbers with the sisters! All in Farsi too—like what the heck? (The gift of tongues in action!)
Anyways the time is flying by and I can’t believe I’ve been here in Hamburg for almost 6 weeks already, it feels so fast. Elder Hillyard and I are killing it out here, and are super pumped for our upcoming baptisms in the next couple weeks. Let us pray for miracles, because God wants to give them to us. It’s great to be able to see the hand of the Lord frontline out here!
Have fun this week
|the Altona church is a legit mansion|
|Most of the Persian group ❤️|
|some cute pday sights|
|TV Tower in Hamburg|
Elder Glenn Johnson
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