My address in Singen will be:
Kirche Jesu Christi HTL
Sister Lillie Hammock
I am INCREDIBLY excited and I think that it will be a great experience. I know very little about the area, but we’ll be sharing the area with the Zone Leaders and I will be in the Frieburg Zone, but in a Swiss stake. Which also means that I will be able to go to the Bern, Switzerland temple once a transfer!!!!!!
This week was an interesting one, it started out with an adventure to the top of Germany, Zugspitze, where we proclaimed the word from the mountaintops:
But it was a great trip, one of the BEST P-days I’ve ever had. And it was all made possible by the wonderful Schwester M who drove us there AND paid for the way up, which we never would have been able to do without her. She really has done so much for us. It was because of her that we were able to go to Oktoberfest, and she had us over on Christmas and Silvester. She’s really an amazing person and is so generous and kind. We printed out a giant picture of the four of us on Zugspitze and put it in a frame to give to her. Hopefully she likes it. 😀
Tuesday we went to Munich for Zone Training, Wednesday we met with one of our Neu Bekehrts, Thursday was the day of fallen out appointments, Friday we were back in Munich for Zone Conference:
Saturday we went off to Kaufbeuren to have a finding day and found the Elders several potentials, including a kid who took a book and who will meet with the Elders Tuesday night.
Sunday we got a new bishop, which was interesting to translate for. Especially with all of the sustainings. It was ward conference, so they did all of the sustainings of the church officers and such. Sister Armstrong was up when President Auras was offering the 12 apostles and she started repeating the names of the people and Brother Scott, aus Utah, turned back and gave us a funny look, because he could understand the names, which then sent us into a fit of laughter at the back of the chapel while they were sustaining the Lord’s special witnesses….
I’m sure God found some humor in it as well.
It was a difficult week, especially since we were only in our area for two days. We only got one lesson, and a lesson with a NB, but we did find 17 potentials. Our distrikt leader, when he called to get our numbers yesterday asked, “How’d you do that?”
This week in my Book of Mormon reading I’ve finally made it to Jesus! I reached 3rd Nephi (Let me tell you, the Book of Alma, in German, is over 200 pages long!) and I read about when Christ begins to teach the people and one scripture in particular struck me this past week:
“The light of the body is the eye; if, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” -3rd Nephi 13:22
This week I have been thinking a lot about the commandments and the things that they require of us. Sometimes they seem a little restrictive, but in reality they give us freedom.
It seems a little funny to think about, that freedom comes from rules and things that tell you what you can and cannot do, but, in reality, the rules give us freedom to go to new heights and to accomplish feats we never thought were possible before.
In math, everyone knows (in a 10 base number system) that 1+1 equals 2. Which seems really restrictive, but in the words of Hal B. Heaton, “If you want to build a rocket to the moon you better believe that one plus one equals two.”
The restriction actually helps us to realize higher things that NEVER would have been possible if you didn´t follow that simple equation.
So this week, maybe, instead of trying to hold on to the little things, like denying that 1+1 is 2, then embrace them so you can reach the moon.
One of my favorite quotes is:
“Don´t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
Don´t limit yourself by breaking the small rules.
I love you all!